Chickpea Cookie Dough Dip

“If you’re looking for a super easy, delicious, and fiber-rich dip to share with friends and family, this “cookie” dough recipe might be exactly what you’re looking for! Plus, its fun to surprise people with the secret ingredient – chickpeas!” – Kati Mora, MS, RD

Chickpea "Cookie" Dough Dip

 

Chickpea “Cookie” Dough

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp Maple syrup
  • 2-3 Tbsp Coconut milk
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • Cinnamon, to taste (We use Spice Society's Roasted Cinnamon)

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, combine all ingredients except chocolate chips. Blend until smooth. Add coconut milk as needed to get desired consistency.
  2. Place dough in a bowl. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Serve with your favorite sliced fruit and enjoy!
http://aroundtheplate.org/chickpea-cookie-dough-dip/

This recipe is an adaptation of the Chickpea Cookie Dough recipe found on PopSugar.com. Be sure to check out the original too! 

Kitchen essentials you may need for this recipe: 

Duralex Lys Clear Stackable Glass Bowls, set of 10 from thePlate Boutique

 

Roasted Cinnamon Spice Society

 

Roasted Cinnamon from Spice Society – available in store!

Spice Spoons, set of 6 from thePlate Boutique

Feisty Fiesta Quinoa Bowl

If you’re looking for a super filling and satisfying dish that only takes a few simple ingredients and steps to make, well this is your dish. I seriously could have eaten ALL of it… and I made a lot.” – Kati Mora, MS, RD

Feisty Quinoa Bowl

Feisty Fiesta Quinoa Bowl

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: ~6 cups

Serving Size: 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1/2 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 can tomatoes with jalpenos, drained
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cilantro, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Prepare the quinoa as instructed on the package.
  2. Mix in beans, tomatoes, and onion.
  3. Add a dash of salt and pepper. Stir again.
  4. Drizzle lime juice over mixture.
  5. Garnish with cilantro.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Tip: Worried about BPA cans or additives? Check those can labels! Not all cans are created equal. :) A favorite line of ours? Eden Foods! Check 'em out here: http://edenfoods.com

http://aroundtheplate.org/feisty-fiesta-quinoa-bowl/

Kitchen gadgets you may need to make this dish: 

Chef’s Knife from thePlate Boutique

 

Chef'n EZ Squeeze Can Opener

Chef’n EZ Squeeze Can Opener (available in store) 

 

Microplane Herb Mill from thePlate Boutique

Porter Glazed Chicken and Rice

“This chicken dish will leave you wanting to make it again! Making your own sauces can save on extra sodium without skimping on BIG flavor.” – Sarah Schuetz, RD

Porter Glazed Chicken and Rice
Delicious and fun way to incorporate beer into your meal!

Porter Glazed Chicken Over Brown Rice

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup porter beer
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp stone ground mustard
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • ¼ cup chopped white onion
  • 2-3 boneless skinless trimmed chicken breast filets, cut into cubes
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Corn starch
  • 1 Cup brown rice, cooked per pkg

Instructions

  1. In a bowl whisk together the garlic, honey, porter, red pepper flakes, mustard, soy sauce and pepper. Add the chicken cubes, refrigerate for 1 hour and up to an entire night.
  2. Preheat oven to 400.
  3. Remove the chicken from marinade, set marinade aside.
  4. Thread the chicken through water soaked wooden skewers. Lay each skewer over cooking sheet so chicken is elevated.
  5. Brush liberally with glaze. Roast at 400 for 30-40 minutes, brushing with glaze every 8-10 minutes until cooked through.
  6. In a pot over medium high heat, add the canola oil and onion. Sautee until onions have softened, about 5 minutes. Add marinade and boil, stirring frequently, until reduced, about 8 minutes. Add cornstarch to thicken.
  7. Cook rice according to package.
  8. Top rice with chicken and garnish with cilantro.
  9. ENJOY!
http://aroundtheplate.org/porter-glazed-chicken-rice/

This recipe was adapted from a recipe from thebeeroness.com

Avocado Breakfast Tostada

“We made these avocado breakfast tostadas at our Breakfast in Bed Cooking Class and they were a total hit! Its an easy way to get your morning started off on the right foot! Plus, they are super satisfying and loaded with flavor!” Sarah Scheutz, RD

Avocado Breakfast Tostada
This tostada was made by on of our cooking class guests!

Avocado Breakfast Tostada

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 tostada

Serving Size: 1 tostada

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup ripe avocado
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 10 inch tortilla
  • 1-2 large eggs
  • 1⁄4 cup Mexican Cheese
  • A dash of each to taste: garlic powder, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, ground
  • cumin, chili pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • Optional toppings: fresh salsa, cherry tomatoes, fresh cilantro, hot sauce, jalapeños

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 350°
  2. Mash avocado, add lime juice and seasonings to taste
  3. Toast tortilla on oven rack about 2 minutes then add cheese for an additional 3 min
  4. Cook your egg to your liking- poached, fried, scrambled
  5. Spread avocado on tortilla and top with cooked egg
  6. Get creative with additional toppings and ENJOY!

Notes

Try using just egg whites for healthier heart option

http://aroundtheplate.org/avocado-breakfast-tostada/

 

Individual Fruit Pizzas with SUPER Simple Homemade Fruit Dip

Creating party foods for kids that taste great and have nutritional benefit can sometimes be pretty darn tricky (I should tell you about my Parmesan cheese popcorn FAIL sometime!), but adding fruit to a classic dessert is usually one way to ensure success while still infusing some nutritional benefit onto their plate too. That’s why I love these individual fruit pizzas! Super easy to make, super tasty, and overflowing with fruit!” – Kati Mora, MS, RD

Individual Fruit Pizza

Individual Fruit Pizzas with SUPER Simple Homemade Fruit Dip

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: ~6-8 cookies

Serving Size: 1 fruit pizza

Ingredients

  • 1 cup non-fat, plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • Unfrosted cookies
  • Bag of frozen fruit, thawed

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together Greek yogurt and honey to make a homemade fruit dip.
  2. Spread fruit dip across each cookie.
  3. Top with as much fruit as your cookie can hold.
  4. Repeat until all your cookies are topped or you run out of ingredients.
  5. Serve and enjoy!
http://aroundtheplate.org/individual-fruit-pizzas-super-simple-homemade-fruit-dip/

Cookies are easy and portable; however, this fruit dip would also be delicious on a whole grain waffle in the morning! Use in place of cookie and you have an even more nutrient-rich fruit pizza option.