Marvelous in My Monday

Happy Monday!

First things first…  Since it’s Monday I’m linking up with Katie over at Healthy Diva Eats.  Thanks Katie for hosting another week of such a fun link up!

This Monday I wanted to share a few Marvelous things with you.  First, I promised I would share a yummy hummus recipe with you the other day.  What better day to share something so marvelous than on this wonderful MIMM!  In case you missed it, last week I whipped up a batch of hummus to take to a little get together and…. it was delish!

Sun-dried Tomato Hummus

1 can low sodium garbonzo beans (rinsed but save liquid from the can)

1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not the oil soaked)

2 tbsp tahini

1 -2 cloves of garlic

2 tbsp chopped basil

1/2 tbsp or more of olive oil

1-2 tbsp water

salt and pepper to taste

Rinse the garbonzo beans making sure to save the liquid for the hummus.  In a food processor, pulse garlic until it is finely chopped.  Add to the garlic, the garbonzo beans, sun-dried tomato, basil, tahini, and garbonzo bean liquid.  Puree until smooth and creamy, taste before adding salt and pepper.  I like to wait to add my salt and pepper so I don’t add too much before tasting.  I also wait to add the olive oil to see if I can go without.  If you like your hummus pretty runny, you can add more olive oil, water or liquid from the beans.  I like a little olive oil in mine but not much.  This hummus is pretty marvelous folks.  Like can’t stop eating it marvelous!  It goes perfect with some fresh veggies or pita chips 🙂

Second marvelous thing I wanted to share with you was this wonderful box that showed up at my door a few weeks ago.

This little box of goodies was shipped to me by the wonderful people at Bestowed.  This wonderful company was created by Heather Bauer, a nationally recognized nutritionist and author.  Every month, Heather and her team put together a fun box filled with 5 healthy food samples.   These are good size samples folks.  Not those tiny ones that have a few bites of product to taste.  The Kind bag alone was a full size bag!  What’s the cost of this delicious service?  Only $15 a month which is a pretty good deal when you think about the rising cost of health foods lately.

Here’s the thing, we don’t eat a lot of processed foods around here.  When we do we make sure they have minimal ingredients.  This particular box that I received was filled with some great products that were minimally processed.  Kind granola is always a delicious treat.  It’s an added bonus that it’s low-calorie, has only 6 grams of sugar and is filled with a ton of healthy grains.  Hail Merry Vanilla Maple Almonds are one of my favorite flavored snacks.  They dehydrate their nuts so they are technically raw and are free from refined sugars.  Somersault snacks are so good!  I’ve had the lightly salted flavor before but these cinnamon ones are even better!  The plentil chips were a pleasant surprise.  I’d have to say they were my favorite out snack out of the entire box of goodies.  The Kashi bar was… eh, not my favorite.

It’s really easy to join with two different options for delivery.

How it works:

  • Select your membership
  • Our boxes ship to arrive on the 15th of every month
  • Shipping is free!
Membership Options:
  • Monthly Membership – $15 billed monthly, cancel any time
  • Annual Membership – $165 billed annually, transfer any time

What’s really Marvelous about this company is that they were so kind as to not only send me a box, but to also gift a box to one lucky reader!

To Enter:

  • Leave a comment below sharing your latest favorite healthy snack.

Extra entries (leave separate comments)

Giveaway will end Sunday October 28th! 

 

 

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Comments

  1. That recipe looks perfect for a fall party I have this weekend!

    My favorite healthy snack (right now..) is a coconut cream pie larabar. Love those things!

  2. Hummus and veggies is our family’s favorite!

  3. That hummus looks delicious! 😀 My fave healthy snack lately is half of a pb + jelly sandwich on whole wheat bread. I’m of the belief that you’re never too old for a pb + j sandwich ;).

  4. Mmm, your hummus recipe sounds delicious girl!

    My favorite snack would most definitely be apples & peanut butter.

  5. Liked you on facebook.

  6. tweeted your giveaway 🙂

  7. like bestowed on facebook!!

  8. My favorite snack right now is peanut butter chocolate snack balls!

  9. I also like you on Facebook!

  10. My favorite healthy snack right now is carrots with hummus, which is why this recipe you posted is perfect! I am definitely going to be trying it!! 🙂

  11. I follow you on Twitter, too! @katiedid_what

  12. My latest greatest healthy snack is red peppers and Hummus! Funny that Hummus is featured on this post 🙂

  13. Apple slices with peanut butter.Yum!!

  14. Mrs. May’s Natural Sesame Strips! Thanks for the chance 🙂

  15. I follow you on Twitter – @lpcraigchs

  16. I follow Bestowed on FB and Twitter!

  17. Will be trying that hummus for sure. Since Broody is really into string beans right now, we have been having some variation as a snack before dinner. I personally like them sauteed with some Italian seasoning. Brody prefers them baked with some parmesan or romano cheese 🙂

    • What a good little eater Brody is! Ayden isn’t a huge fan of string beans but I keep trying 🙂 I like them baked with parmesan cheese too but actually after reading your comment decided to add them to my sauteed kale for dinner and they were pretty yummy!

  18. Interesting recipe for hummus, I might even try it. My favorite healthy snack right now is apple slices with almond butter.

  19. I have several healthy snacks on rotation depending on my cravings, time of day, etc. Right now I am loving all the good Fall apples sliced with almond butter

  20. I am following you on Twitter & I have been following Bestowed on Twitter for a couple of weeks!