Friday, October 1, 2010

Our Version of a Chicken Nugget Meal, Bento Style!

And no actual chickens were harmed in the making of this meal!!!

I've had a recipe I've been wanting to try for quite awhile for "chick"en nuggets using chickpeas in lieu of chicken. Apparently, chickpeas are a good source of protein. These nuggets combined chickpeas, shredded carrot, Italian seasoned bread crumbs and some creamy Italian dressy. I baked them, served them with a bit of dipping sauces, and hoped for the best. According to Ben, these were "the best chicken nuggets ever1" I'm personally not sure of that but they were pretty good.

Chickpea Nugget Paperchase Alien Bento Box

Today's bento contains 4 of the "chick"en nuggets, along with a side container of dipping sauce. We used ranch for now, I'd like to try them with my roasted red pepper dip. The nuggets are topped with little cheese chickens, of course, and held in place with a few cubes of marble cheese and some celery sticks. The side containers have freshly sliced honeydew, still frozen blackberries, and a homemade strawberry fruit roll-up (pure strawberries mixed with organic applesauce and a splash of vanilla).


  1. Sounds yummy! Have to try those. And the chicks are adorable!

  2. Yum! Was going to do chicken nuggets soon and would love to try this if you have a recipe to share.

  3. Will do. We have some leftover, so let me get a few good closer pics and I'll share. :o)

  4. That sounds so cool -- do you have the recipe? Also - how do you make your homemade roll ups?

  5. Recipe, please! The Girl would love them!

  6. hm, nice nuggets..and healthy too...
    you just change your web design? it looks fresh

  7. I'm glad you're planning to post the recipe for these, I'd love to try them out with my kids! :)

    BTW, I passed the "Versatile Blogger Award" on to you, you can read about it here. :)

  8. Added the recipe in the post above this one. :o) Had to wait till today, I could not get a clear enough picture last night.

  9. Those little birds are too cute to eat!

    If you get a chance, I'd love for you to link to this on Not "Baaad" Sundays with LambAround :)



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