Bean "meatballs" everyone will love!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I have found a clever ways to disguise foods my family does not like, including these “meatballs” made with chickpeas. My reasoning is that chickpeas are just as full of protein as other more expensive foods, and they taste awesome! The fiber in the chickpeas & spinach is an excellent blood sugar stabilizer., plus it will keep you fuller longer, and also gives you high energy.


1 15oz. can chickpeas drained
1 small sweet red pepper, cleaned and coarsely chopped
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
4 tbs. Parsley, chopped
1 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, peeled & minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 tbls. whole-wheat flour, (add more if needed)
1 large egg
1/4 cup Parmigiano Reggiano cheese for topping
1 large cucumber, sliced
12-14 Cherry Tomatoes
Baby Spinach


Heat oven to 375, In a bowl mix first 12 ingredients until combined. (Mixture should not be smooth)
Form into small balls. Arrange balls on a lightly greased baking sheet, then spray with a light coating of cooking spray.
Bake for 15 mins. on each side, or until browned.
 Remove from oven, let sit 5 mins. Place either a cucumber slice or cherry tomato on a skewer with a meatball.
Lay Sprouts and Spinach on a plate, add skewers , and enjoy ♥


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