Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Oven-Roasted Chickpeas (Let the kids try these)

Monday, January 23, 2017 @ 08:01 AM
posted by mrscaz

These little things are yummy and a great guilt-free, healthy movie snack!


  • 3 (15 ounce) cans chickpeas, drained  chic
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt, divided, or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  • Combine drained chickpeas, olive oil, 2 teaspoons salt, hot sauce, paprika, garlic powder, chili powder, black pepper, and cumin in a large bowl. Spread evenly over 2 baking sheets.
  • Bake in the center of the preheated oven, stirring every 10 to 15 minutes, until chickpeas are golden and look dry on the outside, about 45 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Let cool before serving, 5 to 10 minutes.


Recipe by: bpuckett87 “This is a great, healthy snack or finger food that pairs well with a cold beer, if desired. I came up with this recipe and needed to share.”

This recipe is courtesy and sole property of Allrecipes.combpuckett87


Zucchini Tots – (The Kids Won’t know it’s healthy)

Friday, January 20, 2017 @ 08:01 AM
posted by mrscaz

So, these zucchini tots not only taste much better than tater tots, but they are much healthier and the kids don’t even have to know. I call ‘em yummy tots. They’ll never know…


  • cooking spray  zucchini
  • 1 cup grated zucchini
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray a mini-muffin tin with cooking spray.
  • Combine zucchini and carrot in a large bowl. Squeeze out excess water using a paper towel.
  • Mix bread crumbs, feta cheese, basil, egg, salt, pepper, and oregano into zucchini-carrot mixture. Scoop mixture using a mini ice cream scoop or 2 spoons and press mixture into the prepared muffin tin using the back of a spoon.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until tops are golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes.


Recipe by: deliciouslystylish “Crispy, crunchy, veggie-packed, deliciously stylish zucchini tots and cutlets. Because kids eat with their eyes first too!”

This recipe and image are courtesy and sole property of AllRecipes.comdeliciouslystylish


Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie (Perfect Breakfast Drink)

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 @ 08:01 AM
posted by mrscaz

For those of you (us), watching what we eat…this is a perfect breakfast drink. This smoothie will leave you full without guilt!

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie



  • 2 bananas, broken into chunks
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey, or to taste
  • 2 cups ice cubes


Prep 5 minutes, Ready In 5 minutes

  • Place bananas, milk, peanut butter, honey, and ice cubes in a blender;
  • blend until smooth, about 30 seconds.

This excellent recipe is courtesy of ALLRECIPES.COM 

Recipe by: Becca “It is so refreshing and it’s sweet and tasty.”

The image is also property of Becca/


Slow Cooker Taco Soup Recipe

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 @ 08:12 AM
posted by mrscaz

Here’s an easy, delicious and healthy recipe we could all use.



  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1-2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes in juice (canned or fresh)
  • 4 cups beef or chicken broth ( I used beef)
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 2 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder

Optional Toppings:

  • 1-2 cups corn (frozen is fine)
  • 1/2 cup favorite, clean salsa (watch the sodium!)
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Chopped, fresh avocado
  • Chopped fresh onions
  • Grated cheese
  • Sliced black olives


This recipe and image are courtesy of The Gracious Pantry!


Plum and Raisin Chicken – (Fall Recipe)

Monday, November 14, 2016 @ 08:11 AM
posted by mrscaz

This Plum and Raisin Chicken recipe is another that I’ve found that is delicious and clean eating!

(Makes approximately 9 1/2 cups)

Ingredients: plum-raisin-chicken-v-1

  • 4 raw, boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 8 oz. each)
  • 2 large plums, sliced thin
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can light coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • Salt to taste


Click here for the easy to follow directions.

This recipe and image are sole property of The Gracious Pantry!