Before we get to my Chickapea Pasta recipe, let’s talk about gluten for a moment. Two years ago I placed my family on a detox from gluten, dairy, sugar, anything refined. The reason was to try to eliminate the foods from our diet that were disagreeing with our digestive system and upsetting our health.
Bye, Bye Gluten!
Our 21-day detox told me lots about the health of our children as well as my health. Our one son had this horrible cough for as long as I could remember, so dreadful nothing would cure it. It kept him up at night; this cough was very persistent.
After our 21-day detox, it disappeared. Gone, vanished. After narrowing it down, we figured out his cough was brought on by gluten. You see, we try our best to eat gluten-free but sometimes we indulge on french loafs and baked goods. Every time we get loose about gluten, his cough comes back.
Many people find it hard to believe but eliminating gluten from your son’s diet has kept that horrible persistent cough away. We call it his gluten cough and eliminating gluten is the only cure we’ve found.
What goes into my family’s mouth is critical to me. I try my best to source out high-quality ingredients and always strive to make fresh from scratch dinners that are high in protein, vegetables and full of flavor.
Where I struggle is making healthy school lunches for our four hungry children. Our kids love food, they have huge appetites and require many options during a school day to keep them fueled.
My introduction to Chickapea Pasta gave me the confidence that not only could I eliminate gluten during lunch time, I could inject them with a powerful 23g of protein per serving!
Pasta is something our children cannot get enough of. They are happiest when their lunchbox contains pasta tossed with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Since there is an abundance of basil and tomatoes in our garden, I thought they would pair perfectly for a bright and cheerful back to school lunch idea for September. Plus, our children snack on cherry tomatoes and basil during harvest time.
Hope you enjoy my Chickapea Pasta Recipe for the upcoming back to school year.
Garden Fresh Chickapea Pasta Recipe
I’ve found over the years keeping my children’s lunchbox simple is when everyone brings home empty containers. My Chickapea Pasta Recipe includes; tomatoes, fresh basil picked from our garden. Drizzled with olive oil. Sprinkled with goat feta cheese, salt and pepper. All these ingredients are tossed with cold cooked Chickapea Pasta.
Chickapea Pasta takes 7 minutes to cook. During those 7 minutes, you have more than enough time to prepare the ingredients above. For adults, I would add a splash of balsamic vinegar, dice up some olives for more of an adult flavor.
Chickapea Pasta – A Superfood Staple
Let’s talk about the amazing things Chickapea Pasta will bring to your families lunchbox.
- Chickapea is organic, gluten-free, vegan and non-GMO. Since is has no added sugar and is made in a nut-free facility it is school friendly.
- Chickapea is chock full of essential nutrients: complex carbs, thiamine, folate, niacin, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, zinc, and antioxidants.
- With 23 grams of protein per serving, Chickapea has as much protein as a 3oz serving of salmon or chicken! Plus, it has 40% of your daily iron intake!
- A single serving of Chickapea boasts 11 grams of fiber – that’s nearly half of your daily recommended value!
By eating Chickapea Pasta, it’s guaranteed that your children are getting both fiber and protein into them during the day, along with a handful of nutrients.
As a result, children will feel fuller longer and may even focus during math (no guarantees on the math part).
Stay tuned next month I will be hosting a Chickapea Pasta giveaway.
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I am a Chickapea Pasta brand ambassador. As part of this role I have received products, and compensation. As always my opinions, photography and this Chickapea Pasta Recipe are my own.