ROASTED GARBANZO BEANS AND MORE!

One of my favorite snacks. Super simple and great for parties!
What you will need…
1 Can of Garbanzo Beans per person and any spices to create the taste that you are craving. I will list my favorites below.
I know one can seems like a lot but once cooked they’ll be gone quite quickly.
Empty can of beans in collander and thoroughly drain and wash to get rid of all the liquid/salt etc.
Let beans dry a bit on paper towel. I’d say around 30 minutes. They roast faster when dryer to begin with.
Spray foil on cookie sheet with Pam or Olive Oil
In large bowl add garbanzo beans, 1 teaspoon olive oil and your favorite spice/mixture (see below for options).
Pour contents of bowl onto cookie sheet and cook on 425-450 degrees (depending on oven temps) for a good 25-30 minutes. Serve in dish and be done!
If you are looking to incorporate more for a heartier snack I like to add gluten free pretzals as well as corn and/or rice chexs. So yummy…
Roasted Garbanzo Beans are also a great replacement for croutons on salads.
Spices I’ve added that taste amazing…
Sesame Oil/Sesame Seeds
BBQ Steak RubOnion and Garlic
Cinnamon and Sugar
Turmeric and Cayenne Pepper
Lime Juice and Pink Himalayan Salt
Lemon Juice and Black Pepper

KALE CHIPS

Every now and then when I start to crave salt and unhealthy snacks I make some kale chips. It’s a great option that provides good fats and lots of fiber!

What to do…

Wash and rips apart a bunch of kale.

Dry on paper towel. I usually leave out to dry for about 30 minutes.

Spray Pam on foil placed on cookie tray.

Rub/spray olive oil all over kale. Use a large bowl to prep to avoid mess!

Add favorite seasonings from below for taste…

Pink Himalayan Salt/Red Pepper

Turmeric/Cayenne Pepper

Lemon Pepper

BBW Seasoning

Garlic and Onion Powder

Lemon/Parmesan Cheese/Black Pepper

Cook on 350-400 degrees depending on your oven temps

I leave in for 15 minutes and then turn cookie sheet for another 15 minutes.

20-30 minutes in oven and they should come out perfectly crisp!

If it is takeing to long the kale might have been too wet when placed in oven!

Last step! Serve in prety dish and enjoy…

*Kale Chips taste best when eaten right away. If saved they may get a bit soggy. Just FYI…

PROTEIN BALLS-GLUTEN FREE

If you are someone who is always on the go then this simple recipe for protein balls is just what you need. They are the perfect kick of energy that you will need to get you through a busy day.

Ingredients

1 Can of Pumpkin

4 tablespoons PB Fit or Peanut Butter (Optional)

1/2 cup Protein Powder (Optional)

2 tablespoons Chia Seeds

1 teaspoon Cinnamon

1 teaspoon Vanilla

3 cups Gluten Free Oats

1-2 teaspoons Honey

1 packet Stevia (optional)

Have a favorite spice? Add that too! Sometimes I also add Pumpkin Spice!

What to do…

Mix all ingredients in large bowl. Roll mixture (about two-three tablespoons) into balls.

Freeze and Enjoy! Two-Three will make you full!

 

 

MASIAN SALAD

A Masian Salad is the best of both food worlds. Mexican and Asian. It is one of the healthiest salads you can make and there are a few different ways to create. Read below for my 6 simple steps!

1: Go to your local supermarket and collect the following ingredients.
Kale
Brussel Sprouts
Radishes
Shredded Carrots
Broccoli Slaw
Bean Sprouts
Garbanzo Beans
Olive Oil
Red and/or Black Pepper
Sesame Seeds
KRAFT Asian Toasted Sesame ANYTHING Dressing (or make your own)
NEWMAN’s OWN Low Fat Sesame Ginger Dressing (or make your own)
2: Get out your cutting board, knives and graters.
3: Start cutting up kale as fine as you prefer for your salad. The brussel sprouts and radishes can be cut up as well but I prefer to shred them using a grater.
4: Add the remaining ingredients (minus your olive oil, salad dressings and garbanzo beans) into a large bowl. Start shredding your ingredients using two knives in a criss cross fashion. Slowly add some olive oil (not too much) to help wilt the kale a little bit.
5: Once you get to a preferable texture add strained garbanzo beans and both salad dressings. If you like a smoother Seaweed Salad like texture continue to shred the salad a little longer.
6: Garnish with some sesame seeds on top and voila!
There you have it. The easiest and healthiest salad. Hope you like it because it truly is Ah M’Asian!!!