Honey Sesame Roasted Chickpeas

Honey Sesame Roasted Chickpeas are the perfect healthy way to start 2020. Make them at the beginning of the week for the most delicious snack, protein source, or salad topper you have ever had!

2020 is definitely the year of the chickpea. Or at least that is what I am declaring!

The new year always brings with it a tinge of diet culture. However, cutting foods out is not the way that I like to roll. It makes eating a balanced diet feel like a chore. Instead, I always approach the new year with ideas to ADD more foods: more veggies, more fruits!

And yes, let’s add more chickpeas

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Shakshuka Panzanella

Because if there was any day to make a salad that does not seem like a salad, it is today.

We love salads up in here, but, sometimes, you want that salad that is pretending to be something it should be. And a bread salad aka a panzanella definitely fits what we need for quick work week lunches and dins.

It’s a party up in here for sure!

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Quinoa Salad with Strawberries and Feta

It’s salad season! Huzzah.

Actually, if I am being COMPLETELY honest, the last thing I want to do this time of year is cook and this recipe has been a long time coming because I usually make it once a week every week during the summer. It has all my fav things and comes together in 30 minutes with MINIMAL cooking.

So who’s with me?! Let’s not cook together!

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Lime Marinated Kale Burrito Bowls

It’s a fiesta over here!

I know kale always gets the short end of the stick in the “food” world. First, she was a garnish. Then, she was the ridicule of health food world. BUT, y’all, if you think you don’t like kale salads, then you haven’t LIVED until you tried marinating it in lime juice and lots of spice.

Trust me… I will convert you. That didn’t sound sketchy at all.

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Marinated Curried Chickpea Salad

Everyone needs a good salad for the summer season. Because summer salads >>>>.

Ya know back in the winter when all I wanted was soups, stews, and cozy pots of things that are supposed to build up my winter reserves? For me, all of that goes out the window the second it turns to 65 degrees. And this… this might be the most delicious, flavorful chickpea salad to ever come out of my brain.

How I found it in there, I have zero clue.

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Asian Sesame Brussels Slaw

It’s springtime… and so I fully plan on overdosing on all of the vegetables.

I love spring, mostly because it puts me in a mood to eat lighter. And what better way to enjoy the warmer spring temps than a big old bowl of salad. But not just any salad… this baby is a crunchy, fresh sesame filled wonderland

Who knew you could have feelings about a salad?

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Grilled (or Roasted) Romaine Salad with Crispy Chickpeas and Tahini Ranch

How is it almost the end of summer already? Like how?

I guess because my life has been a series of ups and downs over the past two months, it is almost as if I missed the changing of the seasons. I’ve been to the beach a solid ONE time and have only eaten ice cream once this summer. This is a seriously emergency, people, and it needs to be remedied immediately!

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BBQ Shrimp (or Chickpea!) Summer Salad

Summertime is here, and so is my daily rant of how much I HATE turning on the oven.

I am totally not shy about how much I hate turning on the oven during the summer. It is just so darn hot and, thankfully, produce does not need that much loving to turn out so darn good. It is, after all, the season of the salad and I am here for it! Now, a lot of you might think salads are BORRRRING, but I am here to convince you that salads can be EXTRA delish!

So, let’s take a journey, shall we?

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Kale Caesar Salad with Chickpea Croutons

Say hellooooo to your new favorite lunch!

Kale Caesar salad with chickpea croutons to the rescue.

This is everything I want in lunch: crunchy, crispy, tangy, flavorful and ridiculously satisfying. Like, super filling! I love love love it.

Oh and pretty easy too. I need something easy since I spend the majority of any break I take for lunch losing my brain in the internet vortex. Mostly over memes of things like Neopets circa 1999. What a great freaking game.

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