Roasted Chickpeas

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I love a good snack. Especially a healthy one! This recipe is one I found while peeking through Pinterest, but like most other ones…I changed it up. You can add in whatever spices you want to make this to your liking. Here’s what you’ll need:

1 can of garbanzo/chickpeas
1 tablespoon of olive oil
Whatever spices you like- I did Italian seasoning, basil, and paprika

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Drain and rinse the chickpeas.

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In a bigger bowl, put the drained chickpeas and olive oil and mix it up well.

Take a cookie sheep and spray it with non stick spray.

Take your spices and add them to the chickpeas. I added a lot, because I like very flavorful things. But do this to your taste.

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Now, put the chickpeas on the cookie sheet. Make sure you spread them all out.

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Stick in the oven for about 35 minutes- or however crispy you want them.

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Eating them right out of the oven is best. But I store them in the fridge and eat them as a snack throughout the week. Lots of diets use a ton of chickpeas because of their low fat, high fiber content. About ½ a cup of these is approximately 110 calories- pending on what spices and how much oil you put on. So healthy and delish.

Enjoy!

-Ena

Baked Broccoli Patties

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Yummm! Talk about an easy, delicious, and healthy dinner side. I ate these with a piece of chicken and it was sucha yummy dinner. Here’s what you’ll need:

½ of a broccoli stalk
¼ cup shredded cheese (any kind)
1 egg
1/3 cup of bread crumbs (I used whole wheat but any will do)
salt
pepper
Italian seasoning

Preheat oven at 375 degrees.

Cut up your broccoli just to take it off the major stalk. Put in a food processor and chop until it is very fine.
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In a bowl, use your hand to combine the broccoli, cheese, and egg.
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Then add in the bread crumbs and a dash of pepper, salt, and Italian seasoning.

Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray and make patties with the mixture with the palms of your hands.
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Bake on one side for 7 minutes, then flip the patties and bake for another 7 minutes.
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Let them sit for about 3-5 minutes then serve and enjoy!
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You could easily make this a vegetarian dinner and do a side salad and a few of these (they are SO super light). Like I said before, I ate a couple with a piece of baked chicken and it was amazingggg. Definitely redoing this recipe soon!

Enjoy!

Ena

Banana, Chocolate, Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

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So, I was contemplating posting this or not because it’s so quick and easy BUT it’s so absurdly delicious I had to share. I’m trying to eat cleaner and just be overall healthier. I needed a quick easy lunch after a good work out. Here’s what I created. Here’s what you’ll need:

1 very ripe banana
1/3 cup of milk (I used 1%)
1/2 scoop of chocolate protein powder
1 tablespoon of peanut butter (I only buy Trader Joe’s All Natural Unsalted)
1/3 cup of ice

I cut up the banana and put all the other ingredients in (saving the peanut butter for last so it stuck to the banana no the sides of the blender). I mixed for about 1-2 minutes then inhaled.

The peanut butter is SUPER subtle and the creaminess of this is amazing. It’s healthy and under 250 calories. What a quick and easy lunch!!! Protein packed, healthy fats, and vitamins galore.

Enjoy!
Ena