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Lisa Pounds and Green Plate Foods on Great Day Houston

We had a great morning with Great Day Houston sharing some healthy Halloween recipes with Debra Duncan!

Lisa Pounds and Green Plate Foods on Great Day Houston

Here are the recipes!

Quinoa-Pumpkin Seed Granola with Green Plate Foods Nubblers

Yield: 4 servings

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Ingredients:

3 cups uncooked quinoa, rinsed and well-drained

2 cups raw pumpkin seeds

1 cup flax seeds

2 cups almonds

1 cup honey

8 Tablespoons canola oil

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon kosher salt

1 cup Green Plate Foods Nubblers, choice of flavor, chopped

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine quinoa, pumpkin seeds, almonds and flax seeds.
  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat honey on high for 20 seconds. Stir in oil, cinnamon and salt. Pour honey mixture over quinoa mixture and toss to coat. Spread in a sheet pan.
  • Bake, uncovered for 20 minutes or until golden brown, stirring twice. Stir in chopped Green Plate Foods Nubblers, and let cool in the pan for 15 minutes.
  • Cool completely, breaking up in large pieces. Transfer to an airtight container for storage, and store up to two weeks in the refrigerator.

Candy Corn Popsicles

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:

6 ounces low-fat vanilla yogurt

1 cup orange juice, fresh-squeezed

1 cup pineapple juice, fresh-squeezed

6 popsicle molds

Directions:

  • Carefully pour two tablespoons of yogurt into the bottom of the molds, and freeze for 20 minutes
  • Pour the orange juice evenly into all of the molds, and freeze for another 20 minutes
  • Pour the pineapple juice on top of the layer of orange juice, and freeze until set.

Roasted Pumpkin Seed Hummus

Yield: 2 servings

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Ingredients:

4 cups raw pumpkin seeds

4 Tablespoons kosher salt

2 Tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 teaspoon dried ginger powder

1 teaspoon cracked black pepper

16 cups water

4 cups toasted pumpkin seeds

½ cup olive oil

2 large lemons, juiced

6 garlic cloves, peeled

32 ounces chickpeas

2 teaspoons smoked paprika

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Fill a large pot with the water. Add the pumpkin seeds and salt. Set the pot to boil over high heat. Bring the water to a rolling boil and allow to boil for a moment.
  • Turn the heat down to medium-low and let the pumpkin seeds simmer for 10 minutes. Drain the water from the seeds.
  • Put a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Pour the olive oil on the parchment paper and spread it out with your hands. Put the seeds on the oiled parchment, and sprinkle them with the smoked paprika, ginger, and pepper. Cook until the seeds have browned, about 10-20 minutes. Take them out of the oven and let cool.
  • Put the pumpkin seeds into the bowl of a food processor. Turn on the processor and start to break up the pumpkin seeds. As the processor is running, pour in the olive oil, slowly, until you have a thick paste.
  • Turn off the food processor. After you have formed the paste, squeeze in the lemon juice. Throw in the garlic and the chickpeas. Turn on the processor until you have the thick consistency of hummus. (You can add more olive oil as the food processor is running if you prefer a different texture.)
  • When you have the right consistency, sprinkle in the smoked paprika and run the processor until the paprika us fully incorporated.
  • Take the spread out of the food processor and let it sit in the refrigerator for 2 hours to allow the flavors to develop fully.

For another healthy hummus recipe, click here!

Green Plate Foods Nubbler Popcorn Balls

Yield: 4 servings

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Ingredients:

20 cups popcorn, popped

1 cup Earth Balance buttery spread

8 cups vegan marshmallows

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon kosher salt

4 teaspoons vanilla extract

4 packages Green Plate Foods Nubblers, choice of flavor, roughly chopped

Directions:

  • In a heavy pot, add the buttery spread, marshmallows, cinnamon and sea salt. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Turn off heat and add vanilla extract and Nubblers
  • Stir well, mixing until uniform
  • Use a .5 cup measuring cup to portion out the mixture into balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper

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