Avocado and White Bean Dip for #Superbowl Snackin’ #Vegan

Here’s a yummy vegan Avocado and White Bean Dip recipe which is both healthy and delicious and great for parties!

avocado white bean dip

1 ripe avocado
1 can of white (cannellini) beans, rinsed and drained
2 cloves of garlic
juice of one lime or 2 TBS lime juice for a jar.
salt to taste
Mix together in a food processor or blender and get dippin’!
Serve with pita chips, tortilla chips or veggies!!
Avocado and White Bean Dip for #Superbowl Snackin' #Vegan
Prep time
Total time
Vegan chip dip
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
Serves: 10
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 can of white (cannellini) beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • juice of one lime or 2 TBS lime juice for a jar.
  • salt to taste
  1. Directions:
  2. Mix together in a food processor or blender and get dippin'!
  3. Serve with pita chips, tortilla chips or veggies!!

Archer Farms Snacks- Delicious and Affordable Options for Snacks, for Lunch and anytime!

I have much love for Target already but with the newly expanded product line at my local store to include GROCERIES and a much expanded snack selection, plus produce (albeit limited) and meats, I’m head over heels.  The fact that I can justify any purchases there doesn’t hurt…but in all seriousness, I have a mad love for the Archer Farms brand products I’ve tried so far- and that would be many different kinds of products.  From kid snacks to grownup stuff, allergy free foods, and lots in between, the Archer Farms selection is very wide in range, and very budget friendly.  I haven’t come across any of the Archer Farms stuff that I didn’t like!! Good quality products at affordable pricing- and given they are sold at Target stores, easy to find!

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California Raisins “Give Kids Their Day in the Sun” recipe contest!

I have a super easy, super fun (and delicious, not to mention nutritious) contest for you to enter.   It’s called the California Raisins “Give Kids Their Day in the Sun” recipe contest!  Since they said I can enter, I’m probably going to.  Why?  For several reasons.  First and foremost, I think raisins are great.  Secondly, a playground structure would be an amazing gift for my community- several organizations in town have been working to raise money, and a structure like this would go a very long way and decrease the amount of funds needed for us to raise!!  Lastly, I like to win things.  I don’t very often, but I like to. 

I like to check out recipe contests entries when I have the chance, anyway, because you can always find something you’ve not heard of or maybe never thought to pair together and perhaps, stumble upon something totally new!  (My kids adore raisins, and will eat them in just about any form, so I love finding new recipes to incorporate them).

 What are you waiting for?  Grab your best raisin recipe and enter!! (Oh gosh, how cool would it be if one of my readers won…I’ll be super excited!!)  Don’t wait to enter because the contest ends October 5, 2011.  Get your entries in now!!  GOOD LUCK!!

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Take the Snack Simply Pledge with Bagel Bites (giveaway)

“Snack Simply” This Summer with Ore-Ida Bagel Bites Brand

Bagel Bites wants us to make make snack time more meaningful this summer. The “Pledge to Snack Simply” reinforces the importance of simple, wholesome goodness at snack time while raising money to promote wholesome nutrition in youth programs across America. [click to continue…]

MI-DEL Organic Cookies Review and Giveaway to 4 readers!!!



Have you seen MI-DEL cookies in your store?  I have never tried them before, but have noticed them in the natural food section of my store.   I am always up for a challenge.  So, when someone asks a pregnant woman to review cookies she jumps at the chance!  I used the MI-DEL handy store locator which tells you where the products can be found, as well as which type of cookie is available.  You can check your are here.

I chose 3 different cookies to review:

1.   Bite Size Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

2.  Chocolate Snaps

3.  Lemon Snaps

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Kim and Scott’s Gourmet Pretzels

Now who doesn’t love a soft pretzel? Come on, I dare you to find someone that doesn’t love the warm, doughy goodness of a fresh pretzel. I have discovered Kim & Scott’s Gourmet Pretzels and I think I am in love. Now I admit that pretzels aren’t on my usual diet regimen. However, I have found that these delicious little nuggets of paradise have there place in my life. For example, a handy snack for the kids in the afternoon (I accept all leftovers), and quick and easy lunch idea, or a sweet treat at the end of the

day (chocolate crumb stuffed pretzel).

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Halloween is just around the corner- a list of “Allergy Safe” snacks

I know the stores will all start doing their big sales for Halloween treats, and I keep seeing lists on the internet of safe, allergy-friendly candies and treats, so I’m going to share my finds with you all.  I will likely do a few more posts before Halloween and I want to encourage you to PLEASE share thoughts and suggestions of your own!  Please note these are not necessarily safe in terms of age appropriateness, but I’m hoping we’ll all use common sense on that.

This is by no means a full list, but its one comprised of products I’ve seen mentioned in multiple places over time as being “Safe.”  Also- Hershey’s chocolate bars are nut free but the Hershey’s chocolate bars that are ‘novelty’ and made around holidays are made in a different plant and are not nut-free.  So I didn’t include that.

Appleheads, Lemonheads, Cherryheads, etc.
Bazooka bubble gum
Big League Chew
Blow pops
Bubble Tape
Bubble Yum
Candy Buttons
Candy Necklace and Watch
Disney Princess Snacks
Dubble bubble
Dum dums
Enjoy Life cookies
Fruit by the Foot , gushes, rollups and snacks
FruitaBu organic smooshed fruit snacks
Gummy Bears
Gummy Fangs
Hubba Bubba Bubble Gum
Life Savers Gummies
Life Savers Roll Candy (5 flavor)
Lik-m-aid Fun Dip
Mike and Ikes
Necco Wafers
Nik-L-Nip (wax bottles)
Organic Cherry Laces
Organic Fruit Strips-365 Brand
Organic Lollipops
Original swedish fish 
Peeps Marshmallow ghosts, cats, and pumpkins  
Pixie stix
Ring Pops
Sharkies Organic Fruit Snacks
Sour Patch Kids
Sponge Bob Crabby Patties
Tart ‘n Tinys
Whole Kids Organic Raisin boxes
Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops