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Monday Meals: Healthy Chicken Nuggets

It’s Monday Meals!

What makes these chicken nuggets extra healthy is that recipe has veggie puree (your choice) and flax seed meal (vitamin B, omega 3s, fiber, magnesium, manganese).

My nuggets came out a little dark looking because I used flax seed and not flax seed meal.  It really wasn’t that obvious that I used the seeds in stead of the meal, and they came out really good!  They were surprisingly easy to make.

I opted for sweet potato veggie puree, because I had it on hand.  The recipe:

Infused Chicken Nuggets

(serves 4)
Combine the following in a bowl/container:
  • 1 pound of chicken rinsed, dried, and cut into chunks.
Egg Batter (combine the following in a shallow bowl):
  • 1 cup veggie puree (broccoli, spinach, sweet potato, or beet)
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

Breading (combine the following in a shallow bowl):

  • 1 cup whole-wheat, white, or Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup flax seed meal
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan
  • 1/2 teaspoon each: paprika, garlic, and onion powder
How to cook:
  1. Place the breadcrumb mixture and egg mixture next to each other.
  2. Turn a skillet on medium-high heat and coat with nonstick cooking spray.  When the skillet is hot add 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  3. Dip your chicken chunks into the egg batter first and then into the breadcrumbs making sure they are completely coated, then toss in the skillet and cook about 4-5 minutes each side till golden brown.  Check a piece by cutting it half and making sure the chicken is cooked all the way through (I check the thickest piece).
NOTE: you can spice your chicken with some salt if you want before adding it to the egg/breadcrumbs, but I didn’t add any and they came out great.  Also, I kept the breadcrumbs to the side and added a little at a time to a plate.  I only used about half the breadcrumb mixture this way, which means I was able to store the rest in the fridge for the next time I make them.  I served them with some steamed organic peas.
recipe adopted from Deceptively Delicious

Wouldn’t it be fun to have green (broccolli or spinach) or pink (beet) chicken nuggets!

I would love to figure out how to bake these instead of fry.  Frying doesn’t appeal to me as a mother and I think popping these in the oven seems easier.

Hope you enjoy!

ENJOY! ash

Absently blogging

Well, Meg and I have been terribly absent on the blog for the last week.  Though we’ve been absent, we’ve also been terribly busy (hence the absence!).  And there’s lots to catch you all up on:

1.  We got our first outside blog post reference! Yep that’s right Baby Gone Green found our shop on Etsy and blogged about us up-cycling

Baby Gone Green Screen Shot

Baby Gone Green Screen Shot - see our cute Marine onesie?!

2.  We got another order for an awesome t-shirt at tumblewee (yeah it’s not getting up and running terribly fast but it is getting up and running!) And boy did it turn out awesome!  At first we were a little disappointed that the size made the sleeves a little asymmetrical where the seams hit but by the end it just “fit” the onesie so well to have a hip look on the sleeve like that.  We LOVE when things don’t go as planned with up-cycled clothing but turn out awesome just the same.

Black Crowes Concert T onesie

Black Crowes Concert T onesie

3.  Meg & I have been able to spend a lot of time hashing out what we want for tumblewee and this blog (we even came up with a “schedule”) so keep an eye out for some new and up coming features like: Monday Meals, Wednesday Wants, and Friday Mommy & Me Fashion!  Here’s a sneak peak for this Friday . . .

Dee and Meg Fall Fashion

Dee and Meg Fall Fashion

Not to mention more giveaways, discounts at tumbleweed, and holiday crafts!  So keep checking back regularly . . . or better yet, subscribe!!

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