Crispy Garbanzo Bean Patties

Crispy Garbanzo Patties

Crispy Garbanzo Patties

Despite not being fried, these biscuit like patties are crispy and have a soft, creamy interior. I consider these a mesh between Falafel and a chickpea burger!

They turned out so much better than I could have imagined and are quite addicting. The exterior really crisps up, but the interior stays soft with a texture similar to hummus. They were great on their own, or use them as a side item!

Did I mention they are super healthy and easy to make?

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Easy Sunday Healthy Italian Dinner

Easy Gluten Free Italian Dinner

Easy Gluten Free Italian Dinner

If you grew up anything like I did, it was football and Italian food on Sunday’s. It was something I always looked forward to growing up and something I still hold dear to my heart Even though I live 3,000 miles away from my family back in Virginia Beach, I try my best to keep the tradition alive.

My step-dad is Italian, and an amazing cook! The recipe I’m about to share with you is a twist on his ‘Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs” recipe. Mine is much simpler to make, a tad bit healthier (sorry Dad) and very healthy/yummy!

This recipe’s quite easy to make and everything I got comes from Trader Joe’s. This is my simple “cheat” recipe, meaning it’s a lot of items that’re already pre-made from Trader Joe’s . . but hey, that’s what Sunday’s are all about, right?! J

This meals serves 4 – 5 people at less than $15, total! Yes, you heard that right!

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San Diego Food Finds

There’s one thing I love about living in San Diego, California; and that’s the ability to get great produce – at a low cost! I love being able to share my recipes with you all and teach others how to eat & cook healthy at a low price! 🙂

These are just a few of the wonderful food finds I’ve found over the past couple of days! Enjoy 🙂

CONTEST!! What are your favorite recipes to make with fruit?! I will choose one answer to receive a $15 gift card to Trader Joe’s to make your recipe 🙂

Fruit

Fruit

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Simple Whole Roasted Chicken {Part 1}

Easy Roasted Chicken

Easy Roasted Chicken

Who else struggles with finding a variety of options to bring for those pesky work day lunches?! I know I do! I wanted to make chicken salad this week but not from a can or an already cooked chicken. I also didn’t want to spend a great deal of money, so I came up with this amazing recipe!

I had this turned into Avocado Chicken Salad today for lunch and let me tell you, it’s delicious! It costs $11 to make and makes 4 servings. Pair it with a side of veggies or whatever else you’d like!

First things first, we have to roast the chicken! Part 2 . . comes next . . which’s the chicken salad part. You can eat this roasted chicken as is or turn it into a chicken salad, like the recipe coming next! I wanted to post this in 2 parts in case you wanted to eat one separately from the other! 🙂

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