Spooky Southwest Hummus

South West hummus

Halloween is a time for candy, chocolate, chips, caramel corn and so many other treats that don’t start with “C” lol!

All of these things have another “C” word in common….. Calories!!!!!

I’ve been doing well on my diet (for once!! can I get a hallelujah!) 

So during those Halloween gatherings I pray there’s a snack that won’t send me falling off the wagon into a black whole of delicious chocolate and candy coated treats…….

This snack is perfect for any gathering. It goes well with fresh veggies, pita, crackers and even your favorite potato chips!

I know, I know… ANOTHER hummus recipe, but its super good guys trust me!!

This time I’m using black beans and giving things a little kick with some southwest flavor and a bit of spice!

South west hummus

It’s another easy recipe with only a few ingredients.

  • 1 Can of black beans (rinsed)
  • 1 Chipotle pepper
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 Cup Cilantro
  • 1 tsp cumin

Put all your ingredients into your food processor or blender and blend until smooth.

The smokey flavor and bit of spice from the pepper, give this hummus the “Wicked” little kick that makes it perfect for any Halloween party! I guarantee all your “ghoul friends” will love it! (lol, see what I did there!…)




Start The School Year Off Smart With The Hungry Buddha + Giveaway

It’s time for back to school!!

Do I seem a little bit excited?

Well that’s because I am! Frankie and I are both equally excited to get back to our normal routine! Him because he’s looking forward to friends, fun and recess. Me, because I cant wait for Emilia to get back to her normal nap times and also some quiet “mommy time” during the day!

With back to school also comes the dilemma of the snack time rut!

It’s hard to come up with new healthy ideas that Frankie will actually eat and not end up making the return trip home after school!

With Hungry Buddha coconut chips you can add a healthy treat to your child’s lunch that they’ll love and you’ll love knowing it’s a healthy alternative to regular chips.

These Chips come in 4 delicious flavors:

  • Classic Coconut
  • Smokin’ Sriracha
  • Heavenly Honey
  • Cheeky Chocolate

These snacks are gluten and dairy free, with no cholesterol or trans fats.Hungry Buddha is certified GMO -Free. The company also donates 1% of their revenue to worldwide environmental organizations!

I’m going to be honest, I didn’t know what to expect when we first tried these chips. I can honestly say they are delicious!

The kids love the Honey and Chocolate flavors (surprise, surprise!) While I loved the Sriracha!!

They’re crunchy, healthy and delicious. You wont feel bad about treating yourself to these chips while binge watching some Stranger Things on NETFLIX (Who else loves that show? Feel free to message me to chat about it!!)

These snacks are a new family favorite that will be making many appearances in Frankie’s lunches through this upcoming school year!

I’ve teamed up with Buddha Brand to offer my followers an amazing giveaway just in time for back to school!

One lucky winner will receive a Hungry Buddha Snack Pack featuring one bag of each coconut chip flavor along with a SkipHop lunch Bag!

To enter, head over to my Instagram page !

Good luck!

xo, Fran

I was provided these products at no cost of my own, for the purpose of review. As always these opinions are my own and true!






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