Chickpea Pizza Bites

I don’t know about where you live, but today we are enjoying some GORGEOUS weather!  The sun is shining, it’s warm, there is a light breeze, and I am one happy camper.  I am going to try and soak in as much as possible because living in Chicago on the lakefront you never know when the weather will turn.

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Today’s recipe was kind of a spur of the moment idea.  I was trying to think of something different to do with my chickpea tofu and somehow pizza popped into my head.  It was easy to put together and makes a really great snack or appetizer.  I made some with regular cheese for Adam and used nutritional yeast for mine.  We devoured these as we watched the season premier of Game of Thrones.  Because I was still housesitting at that point, we were able to watch on a big screen with surround sound and it was amazing.  It was also the first time that we were able to watch the season premier on the actual day that it premiered.  It was quite the night and these little bites made it even better.

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So put some of these for your next get together or make some for your next movie/netflix binge.  You won’t be sorry!

Chickpea Pizza Bites

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  • 1 batch of chickpea tofu, poured into a bread loaf pan instead of a casserole dish or brownie pan.
  • 1 8 oz can of plain tomato sauce
  • 2-3 tsp pizza seasoning OR
  • 1 tsp each of basil, oregano, garlic powder, and marjoram
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • handful of shredded cheese (cheddar or mozzarella) OR nutritional yeast to keep it vegan

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1. Preheat oven to 375.  Make the chickpea tofu and pour it into a bread loaf pan to set.

2.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat.  Once the tofu has completely cooled, remove from pan and cut into bite size pieces.  Place on the baking sheet and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

3. In a small bowl mix together the tomato sauce, pizza seasonings, and salt.  Taste to see if you need to adjust the flavor.

4.  Remove the tofu from the oven and top each slice with tomato sauce and either a sprinkle of cheese or nutritional yeast. Put the pan back in the oven and bake for another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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If you have any extra tomato sauce you can use that to dunk your bites into!  I’m working on making some more snack/appetizer type foods that are simple to put together, taste delicious, and are of course healthy!  Are there any of your favorite appetizers or snacks that you would like to see made healthier?

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Oh and quick sidenote I have started a Facebook page, Life Healthfully Lived.  You can find all my posts, pictures that I take, and other articles/recipes that I find and think you would enjoy.  If you haven’t seen it, go check it out and click like.  If I get to 100 likes by the end of the month, two of my followers will win a $10 gift card of their choice!

Have a great Friday and enjoy your weekend everyone!

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