Recently Dr. Norm Shealy shared this with me. I’m re-posting (and adding my own additions) here because I think it’s a perfect snack or quick meal in the summer!
C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.
I was sitting at my computer, as usual, when my stomach said “Lunch Time” so I opened a 15.5 oz can of chick peas, drained them, put into the food processor and added 6 oz of old fashioned peanut butter and 6 tablespoons of chia seeds. Processed the mixture 2 minutes, got out several stalks of celery and ate about one-third of the mixture. Delicious, inexpensive, high protein and fiber. Two meals ready for another time! A maximum 5 minutes for 3 meals for not more than $1.50 each. Less expensive than my usual real fast food of nuts and fruit!
Wendy’s comments: You can leave out the chia seeds entirely if desired, or substitute ground flax if you have on hand. Additionally, you can use any nut butter: almond, cashew, hazelnut, whatever you like! For a delicious treat, you may want to substitute dark chocolate almond butter. My kids absolutely love this! 🙂