Food Friday – To disHonour the American Thanksgiving Hang-Over

I’m changing things up a little this week. Instead of the Friday Fitness Funny, I thought we could pay a little tribute to honour (Canadian spelling) our American friends.  In the shadow of American Thanksgiving. I thought a Food Friday post would be a good idea.

Thanksgiving hangover

I was talking to my cousin yesterday as they were removing the dinner plates and getting the desserts out…7 different desserts to be exact.  Lets do the math.  9 people around the table, 7 desserts.  That means everyone at the table gets their own dessert with two left over!

Uhm…just a little bit of overkill.

I guess I have to also give credit to her for having 5 kinds of veggies on the table.  Now if she lost all the butter, cream sauces and sugar in the recipes I would give her a cyber high 5!

She asked me for a couple of recipes that I had brought with me last year to the family celebration and I thought I would share them with all of you as well.

Hangover cure

Here are some quick, easy and yummy…yes yummy recipes you should try.

Chickpea Poppers

  • 1 can of chick peas
  • 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp seasoning of your choice: garlic powder, sea salt, cayenne, paprika, cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375°. Drain chickpeas in a colander and let them dry completely. Pat dry with a paper towel if needed.

Arrange on a baking sheet in a single layer and roast for about 30-35 minutes, shaking the pan every ten minutes. All ovens are different so make sure they don’t burn. They will be golden brown and crunchy on the inside when done, not moist.

In a medium bowl, combine all the spices. Remove chickpeas from oven when done and spray with olive oil spray. Immediately toss with spices while hot. Eat at room temperature.

*get creative with your flavours (salt and vinegar, lemon/garlic, Cajun)

 Winter is here..blech.  Here is a fun protein shake to help pep up your spirits.

Mmmmmmm Mango

  • 1 scoop of vanilla boot camp protein powder
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • small drop of coconut extract (optional…makes it more tropical)

Blend and enjoy!!

Boot Camp Balls

  • 1 cup  quick oats (grind them in your food processor or blender)
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 3 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 scoop vanilla boot camp protein powder
  • 1 tbsp.  coconut oil
  • 1 cup of natural pb
  • 1 cup  carrots (yes, carrots)
  •  1/2 cup  slivered almonds
  1.  grind the oats into oat flour
  2. add 3 tsp of baking powder
  3. mix in the honey(optional)
  4. add in the coconut oil (melted)
  5. have your carrots cooked and mashed-add them in
  6. add in your pb
  7. if it is too dry you can add more pb or coconut oil. They should be sticky to hold on to the nuts.
  8. Roll them into balls. Then roll them in crushed almonds, pecans or walnuts.

Bake at 350 for 20min.

Store them in the fridge.



One comment

  1. I will be making those Chickpea poppers! What a great way to get my vegetarian daughter to snack on protein — thanks Carrie!

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