Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas with Cajun Spices



The day of Thanksgiving I am always so hungry waiting for the meat to cook.  Here is a simple recipe to have around while you’re waiting.  This snack will control your appetite with out spoiling your dinner.

Try this a day or two prior to Thanksgiving since the oven will be pretty full the day of.

Happy baking!!

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas with Cajun Spices

Depending on your heat tolerance add more or less spices.

  •  2 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 15-oz cans of low-sodium chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Tbs olive oil Continue reading



Healthy Pecan Pie Bites (No-Bake, Vegan and Gluten Free)


This dish is clean, healthy and simple.  No sugar, butter or dairy.  Pecans are a great way to get healthy fats, potassium, fiber and protein into your diet. The dates gives this dish its sweetness as well as a ton of fiber and potassium!

Makes 6-8 rectangle bites/ or cut these in half and get 12-16 bites

Crust Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Pecans
  • 1/2 Cup Pitted Dates
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tbsp Vanilla Extract

Filling Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Pitted Dates
  • 1 Cup Pecans
  • 1 Large Ripe Banana
  • 2 Tbsp Agave (can substitute stevia if you wish)
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/8 Tsp Nutmeg
  • Extra Pecans for Topping


  • Using your food processor combine all crust ingredients until dough like consistency with visible chunks of nut.
  • Grease an 5×9 baking pan or glass dish with a healthy oil.  Press crust mixture evenly into baking dish.
  • Using your food processor combine all pie filling ingredients until smooth (except extra pecans).
  • Top the crust with pie filling using a spoon or spatula to make sure the filling is evenly distributed over the crust.
  • Add extra pecans evenly over the top.
  • Cover with saran wrap and freeze overnight.
  • When you’re ready to serve remove from the freezer, cut and serve immediately.