Wednesday, October 10, 2012

WIAW & BBQ Chickpeas and Chips

Hey greenies! Happy "What I Ate Wednesday" to you, this post is once again linked up to the blog, Peas & Crayons.


To follow this month's theme of  "Spooky Snacks & Healthy Halloween Treats" I'm sharing one of my favorite snacks, "BBQ Chickpeas and Chips."  It's kind of a strange combo, but it's one of my favorite afternoon snacks that's filling, full of protein, and easy to make.

BBQ Chickpeas and Chips

Let's get right into my gluten-free, vegan food for the day...

5:00 AM: warm water with the juice
from half a lemon

5:30 AM Pre-workout snack: 2 slices Rudi's Multigrian Gluten-Free
toast with organic strawberry jelly and Earth Balance vegan butter


Workout: 1 hour of yoga with Bethenney Frankel's Body by Bethenny DVD



7:30 AM Breakfast: Chocolate Ice Cream Smoothie 
Raw cacao powder, hemp seeds, chia seeds, spinach, 
rice milk, frozen strawberries, and frozen bananas.
9:15 AM: Peanut Butter Cookie Larabar

10:15 AM: "Sneaky Spinach Pancakes" with organic maple
syrup.

11:15 3rd AM Snack: 1 banana

12:15 PM Lunch: "Sneaky Spaghetti" with lentils, spinach,
and peas on gluten-free brown rice noodles.

2:15 PM: Green juice: 1/4 of a pineapple,
1/2 a lemon, 1 apple, 2 stalks of kale,
 2 stalks of celery

3:15 PM: BBQ Chickpeas & Chips...
see below for the recipe!

After getting home from work, I captured some of more of Brandon and Avery's "Daily Outdoor Adventures". Those two are too funny as they explore around outside, get the mail, say "Hi" to neighbors and look for animals. 

"Where did that cat go?"

Today's required clothing accessory  hats! Avery always helps Brandon choose which hat to wear and now she has one of her own, which she likes to wear backwards in the style she calls: "Daddy hat".

"Daddy and Avery Time"
With her hat, her mouse, and her
Daddy, this girl is ready to take on
the world!


My two favorite people.
Then we headed inside for some smoothie fun!

5:00 PM Pre-dinner snack:
"Chocolate Vanilla Smoothie": 1/2 cup vanilla
coconut milk, Chocolate Sun Warrior Rice Protein Powder,
1cup of spinach, 1 1/2 frozen bananas, 3 frozen strawberries

7:30 PM Dinner: Burritos with black beans, homemade cilantro 
lime rice, grilled peppers and onions on corn tortillas. Don't 
forget that homemade guacamole too (the best part!).

Can you guess what Avery's favorite part of dinner was?

"I'll just help myself to some more here."

"I made just a little bit of a mess..." ( :
Dessert: "Naked Puppy Chow"

Moving on to that recipe...I came up with the combo of chickpeas and chips from some other recipes floating around online, but some of them baked them. I found that this dried them out, I was probably just cooking them wrong or something, but I wanted them to be a bit more full of flavor and soft. So I combined some chickpeas, some BBQ sauce and warmed them in the microwave  The end result was delicious and filling, the perfect combo to dip some chips into. As if that simple description wasn't easy enough, let's break it down a bit more.



BBQ Chickpeas & Chips

Makes 2 small servings (or 1 big serving)
Ingredients: 
1 cup of cooked chickpeas and 1/2 of BBQ sauce is all you need!


1. Add 1/2 cup or more of the BBQ sauce to the chickpeas.

2. Stir to combine and then microwave for 1-2 minutes,
or heat on the stove top till warm.

3. Serve with chips and enjoy the delicious BBQ flavor!

What's your favorite quick snack? Ever call upon beans for your snack? I love how they keep me filling full much longer than other snacks.

See you next week!

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