Chocolate Hummus

A Chocolate-y Tasty Tuesday that’s healthy? What more could we want!
Plain hummus is great with veggies, crackers, bread, etc, but today’s CHOCOLATE hummus is great with fruits, whole grain pretzels, and dried fruit chips.
We have the hook up today with this simple 5-minute recipe.
Chocolate Hummus is a good alternative to perhaps other dessert options, (did someone say Girl Scout cookie season?!) but of course, everything is good in moderation. ðŸ˜‹
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Ingredients:
Food processor or blender
1 can of chickpeas (15 oz) drained and rinsed
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3-4 tablespoons pure maple syrup
3 tablespoons tahini
1.5 teaspoon vanilla
4 tablespoons water
A pinch of salt

Directions:
Combine all ingredients into the food processor or blender. Process/blend until smooth. Serve in a bowl and drizzle with additional maple syrup, cocoa powder and flakey salt.

Recipe credit from Real Simple.com

Black Bean Sloppy Joes

Meatless Monday for Tasty Tuesday!
Black beans are an awesome meat alternative, and are packed with fiber, potassium, and protein. We love trying new ways to incorporate legumes and/or vegetables into meals, instead of meats all the time. Having Meatless Mondays really encourages us to try new recipes every week! Let us know what you think.

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 small yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 green pepper, seeds removed and diced
1 red pepper, seeds removed and diced
14 ounce can crushed tomatoes
8 ounce can tomato sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
8 hamburger buns

Directions:
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. When hot, add the onion and garlic, stirring frequently, and saute until the onions are translucent.
Add the black beans, green pepper, and red pepper and cook for 5 minutes (until the peppers have softened). Add the remaining ingredients and stir well. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is hot. Turn off heat and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Serve on hamburger buns.
** Recipe adapted from Honey and Birch**

Tasty Tuesday: Halloween Edition

This week, with help from our friends at Festival Foods, we have a Halloween Special Edition of Tasty Tuesday! In this video, we’re featuring two easy, healthy snacks that are perfect for sending to school, as an afternoon snack, or to feature at your Halloween get-together! They’re sure to please both kids and adults alike and offer a good balance of carbohydrate and protein without all the added sugars of other holiday treats.

To learn how to make Cheese Broomsticks and Apple Spiders, CLICK HERE!

Let us know how you like these and be sure to check back next week for more Tasty Tuesday recipes!

Tasty Tuesday: Pumpkins!

With fall in full swing, this week we’re highlighting a holiday favorite- pumpkin! Pumpkin is a delicious addition to sweet and savory foods alike and offers a rich flavor and smooth texture.

When adding pumpkin to your meal, it brings a great source of fiber which helps with weight control, keeping us full, and protecting against colorectal cancer. Pumpkin is also a great source of Vitamin A and C to name a few. When you’re cooking with pumpkin don’t forget the seeds! Roasted pumpkin seeds offer their own variety of nutrients and healthy fats.

Try a few of our pumpkin centered recipes and let us know your favorite! Check back next week for a spooky edition of Tasty Tuesday!