Brownie Batter Hummus

The other day in my Facebook group, someone shared a picture of this Brownie Batter Hummus.  It looked seriously good.  I knew I wanted to create a homemade version. You know I love a recipe challenge! 🙂

You may also want to check out my copycat Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs or my Homemade Ding Dongs.

brownie batter hummus

My Brownie Batter Hummus only contains 4 simple ingredients and super easy to make!!  It only takes a few minutes to mix up.

Brownie Batter Hummus

You guys!  This stuff is GOOD!  I wanted to just eat it with a spoon!  This brownie batter hummus would be great with fruit or graham crackers.  You can also spread it on toast, waffles or pancakes.

Or you can be like me and just eat it with a spoon!  This hummus is healthy and it also comes with a boost of protein and fiber.  It’s vegan, gluten free and grain free.   It can easily be made nut free as well.

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Easy Black Bean Mexican Quinoa

Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by USA Pulses and Pulse Canada, but opinions are all my own. 

My husband Marcus loves Mexican food.  This past weekend, we had some black beans we needed to use up, so he decided they would be perfect in this Easy Black Bean Mexican Quinoa.  We always try to add beans to our meals.  They are a fabulous source of protein and fiber.

Easy Mexican Quinoa - My Whole Food Life

Did you know that the UN declared 2016 to be the International Year of the Pulses? Beans fall under the category “pulses.”  Other pulses include: chickpeas, peas and lentils.  Pulses are so great for many reasons.  Reasons to consider eating more pulses:

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Healthy Kidney Bean Pasta

We went to Disney World a few weeks ago.  Before we left, Marcus made this delicious Healthy Kidney Bean Pasta to help use up some of the stuff in the pantry.  I am not really a pasta person myself, but I thought this was awesome!  We used gluten free brown rice pasta, but I am sure any pasta will work. If you love easy dinner ideas check out this post too.  Some of Marcus’s other creations have been the sweet potato chili and the peanut noodle stir fry.

Healthy Kidney Bean Pasta - My Whole Food Life

This Healthy Kidney Bean Pasta doesn’t take long at all to make.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

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3 Bean Vegetable Soup

It’s been freezing here in Dallas.  The perfect time to make this 3 Bean Vegetable Soup.  This soup is easy to make, and budget friendly too!  I made mine in the Instant Pot, so it only took 30 minutes.  Seriously!  It’s the best gadget ever.  I know not everyone has an instant pot, so I will write directions to make this is in the slow cooker as well.  If you enjoy soups and slow cooker recipes, you may want to check out this roundup of healthy slow cooker recipes as well.

3 Bean Vegetable Soup - My Whole Food Life

This recipe is vegan and gluten free.  It also freezes well, so feel free to do that.  I like to freeze in serving sized containers, so I can just grab one when I need it.

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Kale White Bean Squash Soup

Have you ever tried kabocha squash?  OMG it’s my favorite out of all the squashes.  It is super sweet and buttery.  Perfect for this Kale White Bean Squash Soup.  I used my Instant Pot to cook the squash and it only took like 7 minutes.  Love that thing!  I highly recommend one if you don’t have it.   I will also give directions for roasting the squash in the oven. This is a great way to get more kale in your diet.

Kale White Bean Squash Soup - My Whole Food Life

This healthy soup recipe is perfect for fall.  The squash gives it a nice sweetness that goes very well with the beans.  It also helps to offset the bitterness of the kale.  I used curly kale, but I think any kind of kale could work.

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Lentil Spinach Salad with Avocado

I have had 2 big bags of green lentils I needed to use up.  So today was the day to make this Lentil Spinach Salad with Avocado.  Avocado makes everything better, doesn’t it?  This lentil salad came out really good and it’s easy to make.  Budget friendly too.  If you like lentils too, you may also like my lentil sloppy joes and my lentil loaf.

Lentil Spinach Salad with Avocado - My Whole Food Life

This makes a lot.  About 4-5 servings.  I think it is better the next day after the flavors have had time to marinate.  It’s a great dish for a crowd.  If you are new to lentils, this is the perfect dish to start with.

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