Broccoli Sticks

Yesterday, I posted about a Tomato Soup I recently made.  It was such a light soup that I decided to make some “breadsticks” to go along with the soup.  These “breadsticks” had no grains and were actually really Broccoli Sticks, or baked broccoli shaped into sticks…

This recipe was adapted from here:

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp chia seeds + 6 tbsp water
  • 1 head of broccoli (4 cups, chopped)
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp water
  • garlic powder, to taste
  • sea salt, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
Directions:
  1. In a small bowl, mix together chia seeds and water.  Set aside for at least 15 minutes to allow it to gel.
  2. Chop the broccoli and discard the stems.  Place broccoli florets into a food processor and pulse a few times until the texture is similar to rice.
  3. Add in the nutritional yeast, water, and chia seed mixture and pulse until well combined.
  4. Season with garlic powder and sea salt and pulse to combine.
  5. Add in baking powder and pulse a few times to mix together.
  6. Preheat oven to 375F and spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray.
  7. Spread mixture evenly onto baking sheet using a spatula to make it as thick or thin as you like.
  8. Run a knife through the mixture to form “breadsticks”.  (This will make it easier to break apart after they bake.)
  9. Bake in oven for 20 minutes.
  10. Using a spatula, carefully break apart the “breadsticks” and flip them over.  Bake for an additional 15 minutes.

This was a fun new way to eat broccoli!  Plus, I love that they are shaped like breadsticks but are so much healthier than regular breadsticks and they are green!  I love green food and eating green “breadsticks” is so much fun!

These may not have looked the prettiest but they were definitely tasty, especially dipped into the tomato soup.  These also taste great plain or I actually even enjoyed dipping them into ketchup!

Based on making 15 “breadsticks”, each “breadstick” yields approximately 22 calories and 1.5g protein.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s