BBQ Roasted Chickpeas

I found this delicious chickpea snack recipe at http://www.mylifewithfoodallergies.com The best part, it was super easy to make so my 3 year old and I were able to bond while we made it together 🙂 

Ingredients:

  • 15 ounce can of chickpeas (drained, rinsed and patted dry with paper towels)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vinegar
  • parchment paper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a bowl, mix the oil and vinegar with the spices until well combined.
  4. Add in the dry chickpeas, gently stirring to coat them.
  5. Pour the chickpeas onto lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Stir chickpeas and then bake for additional 10-20 minutes, until golden and crunchy.
  8. Enjoy 🙂

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Cauliflower Steaks

Cauliflower Steaks!? Not sure about the name but they are delicious 🙂 My 3 year old helped me make these tonight and promptly ate most of them! I have seen several ways to make these but I decided to keep it simple.

Ingredients:

  • large head of cauliflower
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • freshly shredded parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Wash and remove leaves from cauliflower.
  3. With stem side down, cut cauliflower head into 3/4 inch slices.
  4. Place slices and any loose florets on baking sheet.
  5. Brush both sides of steaks with olive oil.
  6. Season both sides of steaks with salt, pepper and garlic.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Use a spatula to flip steaks and florets then bake another 10 minutes.
  9. Add parmesan cheese and bake 10 more minutes until cheese is melted.

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Juicing-Apple Pie

We have been trying to set a healthy lifestyle for the children and lead by example. As we continue to explore ways to improve our health, we have discovered the benefits of juicing. This apple pie recipe from Reboot With Joe is a healthy substitute for those times you are craving junk food.

Ingredients:

  • 2 apples
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • pumpkin pie spice

Directions:

  1. Wash all ingredients.
  2. Cut apples, carrots, sweet potato and orange so they will fit into juicer.
  3. Pour juice into cups and top with a dash of pumpkin pie spice.

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Crockpot Breakfast Casserole

I feel it is very important for the kids to start their day with a hot breakfast. This Crockpot Breakfast Casserole is perfect for those busy early mornings. I started it before going to bed and simply had to serve it upon waking up. Another benefit was the house smelled yummy 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 30 ounce package of frozen shredded yukon gold hashbrowns
  • 1 pound sausage, browned and drained
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • onion, diced
  • green pepper, diced
  • 12 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar

Directions:

  1. Use a liner or grease a large crockpot.
  2. Place half the potatoes in the bottom of crockpot.
  3. Top with half the sausage, cheese, onion and green pepper.
  4. Repeat with other half of ingredients.
  5. Whisk together eggs, milk, salt, pepper and sugar.
  6. Pour egg mixture over top.
  7. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.

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