Low Fat Spicy Black Bean Hummus Without Tahini

Low Fat Spicy Black Bean Hummus Without Tahini lightened up by omitting the traditional ingredient without sacrificing taste. Pair with veggies & crackers for a healthy snack or spread on sandwich for extra protein & spice!

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Hi Friends!

I do love a good hummus. I honestly don’t know how I lived the majority of my life completely unaware of it. It wasn’t until my 20’s that I discovered this powerhouse food. It used to be that you could only find one kind of hummus consisting of your traditional chickpea, tahini and olive oil mix. Now you can find every and any combination you could imagine. My two favorite hummus flavors are black bean and garlic. I hadn’t had black bean hummus in forever and when I was thinking about making it, I knew I wanted to make it spicy and lighten it up. Traditional hummus uses tahini which is a peanut-like paste. Like peanut butter, tahini is calorie dense. While tahini is good fat, I wanted to lower the overall fat content. I omitted the tahini and added other ingredients to make it creamy, spicy and delicious. 

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What many don’t realize is just how effortless and easy it is to make your own hummus at home. All you need is a blender or food processor and in minutes you have yourself a tasty and healthy dip that doubles as a spread. Why make your own? Because you know what you’re getting and there aren’t any hidden ingredients. Do you know some store bought hummus even contains gluten? Yep! You heard that. Buying processed foods can be tricky and you really have to pay attention to the labels to know what you’re getting. With my health battles, it’s easier for me to make things like hummus from scratch so I know exactly what I’m getting.Continue Reading

Kale Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie &

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Almost too pretty to eat, this nutritious banana & dairy-free Kale Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie doesn’t even taste healthy! Hi Friends!  I have something delicious to share with you to kick off your Monday! But before we get to this mysteriously delicious recipe let’s catch up a bit. Today marks week two of tibia healing. Many of you have asked […]

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The Sunday Skinny 8/2/15

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Hello Hello Friends! How’s the first weekend of August treating you? It’s been quiet over here and I can’t tell you how grateful I am for some peace. Last week was a hurricane of phone calls. I should’ve been resting my injuries, but instead I was constantly dealing with doctors, therapists, lawyers and insurance companies. So not fun. Insurance companies particularly are the […]

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Tomato Balsamic Watermelon Salad

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Combine a fresh tomato with sweet, juicy watermelon with mint and balsamic for a Tomato Balsamic Watermelon Salad that’s the pure essence of summer. Hi Friends! Happy last Friday of July! Where has the summer gone? All I can is I’m glad it’s getting gone because fall is by far my favorite time of year. That […]

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20 Foods Under 50 Calories

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If you’re calorie counter like me, then you’ve probably figured out a few things about calories and food. The primary one being that not all calories are created equal. Sure you can eat that bag of M&M’s but in 30 minutes your blood sugar will spike, you’ll be craving more and more and so the vicious cycle of sugar […]

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My 8 Summer Survival Essentials

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Hi Friends! Well we’re half way through the summer and as usual things are crazy busy for me as for you too I’m sure! When things get busy, it can be tricky staying on track with your health. Until I really starting making my health and fitness a priority years ago, it always seemed to be the first […]

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