Healthy Chicken Nuggets

Jenny reads lots of Healthy Kids Foods Books and she gave me this idea/recipe for a healthy chicken nuggets. I made them tonight and they are pretty yummy, definitely would be popular with children…or boyfriends…(=


5-6 Chicken Tenders Thawed

1 cup Fat Free Greek Yogurt

1 Tablespoon spices of choice

3 Pieces of Ezekiel Sprouted Bread

1/2 cup Italian Bread Crumbs


-Cut Tenders into nugget size pieces.

-In a Tupperware container mix yogurt and spices together. Add chicken pieces, toss until coated in yogurt.

-Put the container in the fridge to marinate (a few hours) or overnight if you can.

-Meanwhile toast 3 slices of Ezekiel (in the toaster or in the oven on 500 for 5-8 minutes) then throw them in a food processor with 1/2 cup Italian Breadcrumbs and blend until crumbled.

-Preheat oven to 375

-After chicken has marinated in yogurt, get out a glass casserole pan and line with foil and spray with Pam.

-Toss yogurt covered chicken into bread crumbs, cover completely and lay on foil.

-Bake for 10-15 minutes on one side then flip and do the other side.

We enjoyed these with sweet potato fries and Parmesan and pepper broccoli.

Review: Ezekiel Bread

I’d like to repeat again, that change does not happen over night, and that health is a lifelong process. I am by no means a perfect eater, and I hope no one ever thinks I am. I’m not. I also have a few items I have yet to turn over to the Healthy Food Gods. One of these things was bread.  I have been using (for the last year) Sara Lee 45 Calorie Delightful Wheat Bread this is leftover from my Weight Watchers days where this bread rolled in at a mere 1 point for two slices! It’s hard to get better than that. Also its SUPER soft, which I love in a bread. I felt pretty bad about it, I means it’s a great bread, but it contains a few to many “un-clean” ingredients. Way more than 10 (they say you should avoid eating foods that have more than 10 ingredients, and any ingredients you can’t pronounce) so it had to go.

We were at Sunflower Market last week and found Ezekiel Bread. At first I was confused by the Holy Scripture, but then read this:

Inspired by the Holy Scripture verse Ezekiel 4:9., “Take also unto thee Wheat, and Barley, and beans, and lentils, and millet, and Spelt, and put them in one vessel, and make bread of it…”

We picked up the

Organic Sprouted 100% Whole Grain Flourless Bread

The ingredients are amazing too:

INGREDIENTS: Organic Sprouted Whole Wheat, Filtered Water, Organic Malted Barley, Organic Sprouted Whole Millet, Organic Sprouted Whole Barley, Organic Sprouted Whole Lentils, Organic Sprouted Whole Soybeans, Organic Sprouted Whole Spelt, Fresh Yeast, Sea Salt.

The nutritional information is even better than I thought it would be.

For one slice:

-80 Calories

-0.5 grams of fat

-3 grams of fiber

-4 grams of protein.

Not bad for something that is 100% clean, and Vegan.

So of course all of that is good, but how about taste? I was a little nervous because it’s not a soft bread. It’s very dense and…hearty.  To start off with Mr. Gaunt made me a grilled cheese and turkey sandwich on our George Foreman. It was actually really good! I was surprised. I’ve tried other healthy breads before and have always found them too sweet. I don’t like sweet breads, I think they are gross. This bread isn’t sweet at all, perfect bread flavor. Obviously when grilled its crispy, so the soft thing doesn’t make much of a difference.

Next we tried a regular old cold turkey sandwich. At first I thought, yup too dense and hard, not gonna like it, but the more I at it, the more I loved it. It has a nice nutty flavor, and its so filling. I just felt like I was eating good healthy filling foods. Not to mention I have recently found a love for Grey Poupon, and that is delicious on it!

So overall I am VERY pleased with this bread. We will be sticking with it, and I will try more recipes with it: French Toast, Bread Crumbs, egg sandwiches, etc. If you have tried it, Id love to hear your opinions too.