Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Coconut Chicken Nuggets

by Meghann on April 8, 2009

I tried something new this afternoon for snack time.

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Last week I received a coupon in the mail for a free box of Mary’s Gone Crackers. I have seen these popping up on the blog world, so I was very excited to be able to sample them my self.

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These crackers are:

  • Organic
  • Kosher
  • Whole Grain
  • Heart Healthy
  • Vegan- Dairy Free
  • Wheat Free – Gluten Free
  • No Hydronated Oils
  • No Trans Fat

Sounds like the perfect, healthy cracker. Now the true test was whether they taste good or not.

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I had a serving of Marys Gone Crackers today with the last of my Jalapeno Hummus.

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These crackers were actually very, very tasty. I like them! Chock full of seeds and rice, these crackers had a lot of flavor to them. The were the perfect tool for dipping the hummus and I think would be even better with some great cheese on top.

I give Marys Gone Grackers two big thumbs up!

Dinner was pretty tasty too.

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I had an idea in my head to make Baked Chicken Nuggets for dinner. While I was searching in the cabinets for Panko Crumbs I stumbled upon my Unsweetened Shredded Coconut and got the idea to make Coconut Chicken Nuggets.

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I toasted the Unsweetened Shredded Coconut with the Panko Bread Crumbs in the over at 400 degrees for 5 minutes. I seasoned the mixture with Red Pepper Flakes, Cinnamon, & Cumin, then dipped chunks of chicken into a mixture of milk & eggs before coating them in the Coconut mix.

I baked the coated chicken in the over at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, flipping half way through.

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I dipped the Coconut Chicken Nuggets in a random container of Sweet BBQ Sauce I had in the fridge. It was the perfect combination. I loved it!!! I always enjoyed Coconut Shrimp as a kid and this was a fun, slightly healthier spin on the classic. I highly suggest trying this recipe. I had left overs and I can’t wait to eat this again!

I also made some roasted Asparagus to go along side my nuggets.

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And heated up some left over Pumpkin & Sage Orzo.

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It was a really yummy, balanced meal.

FOr dessert I couldn’t help myself and reached for a Naturally Nutty Jar. 😉

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I had the last half of the Kit Kat Blondies Amanda sent me ages ago with a smear of Toffee Butter Peanut Butter on top. You have no idea how good that was. 🙂

I have a 3 mile run planned tomorrow, then thats it before my 15 mile Trail Race on Saturday. I am very excited about this race, but very nervous that its my first trail race. I’m going to run the 3 miles in the grass, I’m not sure how much that will help preparing me, but its a start!

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