hummustir – Fresh Hummus. On Demand.

hummustir, fresh hummus on demand. Baruvi Fresh, an innocative health food production company, launched its first line of healthy snacks with hummustir, a USDA certified organic hummus. Hummustir offers a truly authentic dip and spread with less calories than competing brands. Unlike its pre-made competitors, hummustir uses only natural, non-GMO ingredients, free of MSG, preservatives and harsh chemicals. With hummustir, you see exactly what’s going into your snack. Just roll the ingredients out of their packets, stir and enjoy! Each pouch contains a fresh ingredient – chickpea puree, tahini and spices. Simply open each one, mix, and enjoy delicious hummus instantly.


Hummustir has a shelf life of 12 months because of its state-of-the-art packaging and does not need to be refrigerated until it is opened and made. Hummustir comes in a container that can also be used as a mixing and serving bowl. Three packets are inside; each contain a fresh ingredient needed to make hummus. Once mixed, you have instant hummus that can be served with fresh veggies, crackers or your favorite hummus dipping foods!


Hummustir is available in three flavors:

  • Classic – a simple, smooth creamy hummus
  • Mediterranean – creamy hummus with a tangy twist of lime and garlic
  • Village – creamy hummus with a traditional touch of garlic and cumin. 

It’s fresh. There’s no pasty, chunky or gritty taste. There are no preservatives, no “stuff” you don’t recognize – just simple pure ingredients!


One serving of hummus has 45 calories, up to a third less than any other available hummus brand. Each serving is packed with 2 grams of protein.

Hummustir is great to take on vacation, camping, to the beach or can be enjoyed at work or home by yourself or with a large group. 

The idea for hummustir was conceived a few decades ago, in the Kruvi family’s popular Mediterranean restaurant in Israel. Known for their hummus, patrons would line up outside the family’s restaurant for a taste of the fresh, creamy dish. After taking over a hummus restaurant from his father, Alon developed a passion for creating real, authentic hummus, free of preservatives and fillers, for all to enjoy. Recognizing that hummus tastes yummiest when freshly made, Alon decided to share that experience with the rest of the world. Teaming up with Rakesh Barmecha and Vineet Bokaria, hummus lovers and successful business entrepreneurs, the trio developed hummustir – a healthy, deconstructed hummus product offering consumers an authentic dip and spread unlike anything on the market!

Hummustir is available in 12 oz. portions at local grocery stores and on Amazon.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.


Bobo’s Oat Bars – Gluten Free and Vegan

On a rainy afternoon in 2003, Beryl Stafford and her daughter “Bobo” baked oat bars that soon became a Boulder, CO cafe favorite. A simple recipe offered an unassuming oat bar recipe that was the perfect antidote to the grey day… and together they baked the first Oat Bar and the same exact recipe still used by Bobo’s today.

In 2003, when Bobo’s was getting its first footholds throughout the Front Range shelves and shops, the snack bar category was in its earliest days. Most of it then (and still today) offered little in the way of hearty, wholesome and simple. From the very beginning, Bobo’s committed to baking in simple ways with a simple ingredient list with simple language and simple packaging. And while the snack bar category has gone absolutely bonkers, very little with Bobo’s has changed.


Bobo’s Oat Bars are certified gluten free – made in a gluten free facility and testing is done on every batch – dairy free, vegan, Kosher. There are several flavors of Bobo’s that contain tree nuts and/or peanuts. Bobo’s has an allergen program in place to prevent cross contact with these allergens, but it is recommended that those with allergies to these ingredients exercise caution when eating Bobo products.

Bobo’s Oat Bars are available in 15 flavors:

  • Original
  • Coconut
  • Cranberry Orange 
  • Banana Chocolate Chip
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Cinnamon Raisin
  • Peanut Butter
  • Almond Butter
  • Peach
  • Maple Pecan
  • Coconut Almond Chocolate Chip
  • Lemon Poppyseed
  • Apple Pie
  • PB + J
  • Gingerbread

The bars are dense and will keep you full for hours. Each bar is two servings and if you eat the whole thing it’s like eating a small meal. The bar was great for a post-workout breakfast and kept me full until lunch time. 


While I found the Original to be somewhat plain in flavor, I loved the coconut! The Coconut bar combines hearty oats and sweet coconut flakes that give it a slight sweetness. I also enjoyed the Banana Chocolate Chip. It was a little chewier than the others with a sweet banana and chocolate chip taste – it tasted like homemade banana bread. The first bite almost tastes like a donut; sweet – but not too sweet – and keeps you coming back for more. Maybe I haven’t had a donut in while…

Bobo’s Oat Bars are available at Whole Foods Markets, Safeway, REI, and hundreds of other locations throughout the US. You can also purchase Bobo’s Oat Bars on Amazon. There currently is a promotion on Amazon to save 15% off any Bobo’s Oat Bars order. Click here to get the coupon.  


Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.


Kuli Kuli Foods – A Moringa Superfood Company

Many people want to incorporate more vegetables/greens into their diets but find it difficult to get their greens at meals other than dinner. Kuli Kuli’s delicious Moringa Superfood Bars, Pure Moringa Powder, Energizing Moringa Herbal Tea, and Moringa Green Energy shots make it easy to get greens on the go while helping to plant moringa trees and support women farmers in the developing world.


Never heard of Moringa before? I hadn’t either until Kuli Kuli reached out to me. Although this plant was initially discovered for its beneficial properties thousands of years ago, only recently has moringa (sometimes called the Ben oil tree) become known as one of the most impressive herbal supplements to hit the holistic health market. In fact, in 2008 the National Institute of Health called moringa (moringa oleifera) theplant of the year,” acknowledging that “perhaps like no other single species, this plant has the potential to help reverse multiple major environmental problems and provide for many unmet human needs.” 

Kuli Kuli is America’s leading moringa brand, providing the high quality and nutritious moringa products. Kuli Kuli’s moringa is rich in iron, calcium, vitamins, and antioxidants, and provides a complete protein with all 9 essential amino acids. Gram for gram, moringa contains two times the amount of protein of yogurt, four times the amount of vitamin A as carrots, four times the amount of calcium as cow’s milk, seven times amount of vitamin C as oranges. I think you get the picture. 

Superfood Bar Nutritional Info

Morninga has many benefits including: anti-inflammatory, balances hormones and slows the effects of aging, helps improve digestive health and balances blood sugar levels, to name a few. 

All of Kuli Kuli’s products are gluten free, vegan, soy free, dairy free and non-GMO. My favorite are the Moringa Superfood Bars which are available in three flavors: Dark Chocolate, Crunchy Almond and Black Cherry.The bars are chewy and slightly sweet and with 190 calories and more fiber than a bowl of oatmeal, they keep me going all morning. 


The Moringa Green Energy Shots contain half a cup of leafy greens per serving. It’s as if they’ve combined a healthy green smoothie with coffee to make an all natural, great tasting, energy shot.

By hand-harvesting only fresh, young leaves, Kuli Kuli ensures that their organic moringa powder is more nutrient-dense and less bitter than anything else on the market. Kuli Kuli works with women-led farming cooperatives to grow moringa, use it to improve local nutrition, and help farmers earn a sustainable livelihood by selling it here in the US. To date, Kuli Kuli has planted 200,000 moringa trees and supported 800 women farmers to earn a sustainable livelihood growing moringa. 

Kuli Kuli is available at Whole Foods Market and Natural food stores throughout the country. You can also purchase Kuli Kuli products on Amazon

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.


Siete Family Foods launches new Grain Free Tortilla Chips

Look out chip aisle, there are new players in town! While we’ve recently seen a prevalence of grain-free snacks to munch on, Siete Family Foods has taken it a step further with grain-free tortilla chips made from anti-inflammatory ingredients like cassava flour. 


Over the summer I tried Siete’s grain free tortillas, which I loved, so I was thrilled to learn about their new line of chips and even more thrilled to try them! 

Made with cassava flour, avocado oil, and other real food ingredients, the chips come in three classic flavor varieties: Sea Salt, Nacho, and Lime. With demand for anti-inflammatory and better-for-you snacks on the rise, Siete’s chips satisfy both taste and dietary needs.


My favorite flavor is Sea Salt. It tastes like a fresh tortilla chip you would expect from a Mexican restaurant. The avocado oil gives it a delicious and slightly oily flavor that I love. These are my new favorite chips! We served them during Sunday’s football party and our friends devoured them! I will definitely be getting more before our Superbowl party!

All three varieties of Siete Grain Free Tortilla Chips are Non-GMO Project Verified, Gluten-Free Certified, and are completely free of corn, wheat, rice, beans, soy, and dairy. The paleo and vegan-friendly chips are perfect for snacking straight out of the bag, as well as for pairing with fresh salsa or guacamole, yum!

Siete Grain Free Tortilla Chips will be available for purchase at Whole Foods Market locations nationwide starting January 2017 (SRP $4.99) and I saw them at my local Whole Foods for the first time yesterday! Click here to find a location nearest you.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review. 


Introducing Enjoy Life Foods ProBurts Bites

Enjoy Life Foods’ newest allergy-friendly product line, ProBurst Bites, are protein-rich, truffle-like bites that boast 6-7 grams of plant-based protein per serving. ProBurst Bites are the ideal high-protein snack,  post-workout eat, and great for traveling or keeping in your desk drawer for that afternoon snack attack.


These truffle-like bites have a creamy, smooth chocolate center and hard exterior. A crunchy blend of seeds and spices, the flavors are bold. ProBurst Bites are available in 4 flavors:

  • Cinnamon Spice
  • Mango Habanero
  • Cranberry Orange
  • SunSeed Butter 

ProBurst Bites do not have a chalky, artificial after-taste of most high protein products out there on the market. These Bites are delicious and indulgent and packed with nutrients; you would have no idea it was a healthy treat! What more could you ask for? 

I love that the Bites are bite size! With three bites per serving, it’s an easy way to add protein into your diet and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time. 

ProBurst Bites are available to purchase online and will be hitting store shelves soon!

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.


Plocky’s Fine Snacks new line of PrOTATO CRISPS provides consumers of all ages with a “Healthy Snack” alternative. Among other things, PrOTATO CRISPS are a great vegetarian source of protein and provides 7 grams per serving! They are Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, MSG Free, and Kosher Certified.


PrOTATO CRISPS are a new powerful, nutritional snack that blends potatoes and organic plant protein, packs 7 grams of protein per serving, and comes in the following three delicious flavors:

Original with Himalayan Pink Salt – This specialty salt comes from ancient sea beds within the Himalayan Mountains in Pakistan. With hues of pink, red, and white, these vibrant colors are a sign of the salt’s rich and varying mineral content. I love that these crips are light, crispy and filling. 

Spicy Honey BBQ – The sweetness from the honey balances the spicy heat of the barbeque sauce for a flavor profile you’re sure to enjoy. This was Jeremy’s favorite. 

Peppercorn Ranch – The bold peppercorns mix superbly with the cool and savory ranch seasoning for a flavor profile you’re sure to enjoy.

Founded in 1988, Plocky’s Fine Snacks is a family-owned business located in Hinsdale, IL.Plocky’s Fine Snacks is recognized as an industry leader in the United States for developing innovative “Healthy Snack” alternatives for today’s health-conscious consumers. Plocky’s offers a variety of snack products that consist of Tortilla Chips, Hummus Chips, and its new line of PrOTATO CRISPS.


Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.


Frontier Bites || Crunchy Energizing Bites

Frontier Bites were created several years ago when two brothers challenged each other to a baking competition to see who could come up with the best alternative to the over-processed energy bars that they regularly ate. The rules were simple: less than 10 ingredients; gluten, soy and dairy free; no refined sugars and only ingredients you can find in your pantry.


In the end it was Nate’s Almond Blueberry Lemon bites that won the day and for the next year, Nate and his brother continued to tweak the original recipe until they got it just right.  From there on the Bites were a constant companion in the office, on hikes and on fishing runs. 

Frontier Bites are still make with less than 10 ingredients; 8 to be exact. Frontier Bites keep it simple while allowing you to eat right and snack smart at the same time.  

Frontier Bites are available in 3 flavors:

  • Almond Blueberry Lemon
  • Macadamia Pineapple Coconut
  • Pecan Cherry Cinnamon


My favorite is the Almond Blueberry Lemon. Crunchy almonds, wild blueberries and tart lemon form a well-balanced crunch that will provide the energy you need without the sugar crash you dread. It is slightly sweet and plenty crunchy. 

Whether you’re carpooling kids around town, burning the midnight oil at the office or climbing a mountain, Frontier Bites will be the fuel to help you get there.   

You can find Frontier Bites in retail locations across the country. Click here to find a retail location nearest you. You can also purchase Frontier Bites online via Amazon.


Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.


Quinn Snacks NEW Gluten Free Pretzels

Who doesn’t love pretzels? I know I do! One of the hardest snacks to give up when I went gluten free 7 years ago was pretzels. And finding a tasty gluten free pretzel? Forget it. They all tasted like cardboard. But not anymore!! I am so excited to share with you the newest product from Quinn Snacks – gluten free pretzels!!!!

Quinn Snacks’ new Gluten-Free Pretzels establishes many firsts for gluten free pretzels: first whole grain, ancient grain, corn-free, soy-free, dairy-free, non-GMO project verified gluten-free pretzel with full ingredient transparency!!   They use whole grain sorghum to  because it is so much better than the corn and soy ingredients found in other gluten free pretzels.  


While most other gluten free pretzels are made with GMO cornstarch as the first ingredient, due to ingredient cost cutting and manufacturing convenience, Quinn’s pretzels are made from real ingredients like whole grain sorghum and organic honey.

The new pretzels are available in two varieties, Touch of Honey and Classic Sea Salt, they are pretzels reimagined.  They taste like the classic pretzels I grew up eating. They are so addictive, be careful or you might eat the whole bag in one sitting like we did. 


They tastes better, crunch better, are better for you, and better for the land.  Sorghum produces antioxidants and polyphenols to protect itself from pests and disease.  In some varieties the sorghum bran (the husk that surrounds the grain) contains higher levels of antioxidants than blueberries.  

Quinn Snack’s Farm-to-Bag transparency portal allows consumers to see where every ingredient comes from and learn about the growers and suppliers. Where and how an ingredient is grown has been a trade secret in the food industry, and in many cases the ‘brands’ are far removed from the ‘growing’. Quinn Snacks created a radically transparent supply chain. Through the new Farm-to-Bag Portal,  Quinn’s entire supply chain is revealed. The interactive map, complete with in-depth grower and supplier profiles, allows customers to learn more not only about the ingredients but also the growers.  Quinn is the first and only snack company with this level of transparency. 

Quinn Pretzels  are now available on Amazon and in Whole Foods, Stop & Shop, MOM’s Organic Market stores, and health food stores across the country. Click here to find a retail location nearest you. 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.


Gluten Free Holiday Appetizers featuring RW Garcia

Tis the season of eating, which can be tricky for those with dietary restrictions or anyone trying to eat more clean or more healthy this time of year. 

Family-owned snack brand RW Garcia offers several lines of artisan chips and crackers that have a clean ingredient deck, are Non-GMO Project Verified and certified gluten-free, giving everyone peace of mind to eat freely and enjoy. Hosting a party this holiday season? Keep a box in your cupboard just in case or, if you will be a guest at someone else’s party, do as I do and bring a box to any holiday party and know there’s safe, healthy food on the table. 

The brand’s 3-Seed Cracker varieties include Harvest, Kale, Sweet Beet and Sweet Potato, which are deliciously crunchy, beautifully bright and great either on their own or paired with dips and spreads. These crackers are a delicious alternative to traditional crackers, combing healthy ingredients and great taste.


Jeremy and I are hosting a new year’s party this year, still a few months away, and I was testing some recipes with him over the weekend. If you are looking for something that is simple, yet flavorful and impressive, than I think you will enjoy this.

Simply top a Sweet Beet cracker with a thin slice of avocado and smoked salmon. Sprinkle with a little dill or top with scallions. 


Two additional recipes that are super easy to make and will surely wow your guests are:

Holiday Cracker Appetizer

Fig Jam
Sliced Manchego cheese
A pinch of lime zest

Top the cracker with the slice of cheese, add a small dollop of fig spread and top with a pinch of lime zest.

Nacho Apple Cheese Salsa

1 small apple, chopped
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 habanero pepper, finely diced
¼ cup sharp cheddar cheese, chopped
¼ cup chopped cilantro

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Top each cracker with a tablespoon of the mixture and top with a piece of cilantro.  

What are you favorite appetizer recipes to serve at your holiday party?

RW Garcia products are available nationally at Safeway/Vons, Costco, Kroger, Wegmans, Stop&Shop, Giant Carlisle, Harris Teeter and other grocery chains and specialty stores.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.


SuperEats NEW High Protein Sacha Inchi Tortilla Chips and Puffs

If you’re not familiar with SuperEats, let me tell you a little bit about them. SuperEats is a healthy snack company who brings an innovative, health conscious, and crave-able twist to traditional snacks. 
SuperEats newest endeavor is a line of Sacha Inchi tortilla chips and puffs; think healthy, gluten free, protein-packed versions of Doritos and Cheetos made from a Peruvian super seed. These chips and puffs just launched and I was lucky enough to get a box sent to me to try! 
Ok, so what is Sacha Inchi? If you are like me, then you probably have not heard about this seed before. Sacha Inchi is a sustainably-grown seed native to the mountainous regions of the Peruvian Andes. Known was “the giving seed”, it looks and tastes like a peanut and gives you loads of needed nutrition from complete protein to vitamins and healthy fats. 
In fact, each serving of Sacha Inchi tortilla chips and puffs contain 8-10 grams of protein! That’s the equivalent of eating 2 cups of spinach, 1/3 cup legumes or beans. I think I’ll take the chips. 
Not only gluten free, Sacha Inchi tortilla chips and puffs are vegan, non-GMO and Kosher. 
Finally a healthy puff snack! But the real question is, how do they taste? Delicious! I love the crunchiness and healthiness of each bite. The flavors taste natural and there is no funny aftertaste you get sometimes when eating other flavored chips. The Truffle and Rosemary Puff was my favorite! It had just enough truffle taste to make it slightly rich and earthy, and paired with the lemon-pine flavor, it was the perfect combination. 
You can purchase SuperEats products in over 4,000 store locations across the U.S. and online via Amazon. Look out for the new Sacha Inchi tortilla chips and puffs hitting store shelves this fall!   
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.