Chickpea Patties & Grilled Peach and Cherry Skewers

If you’re feeling blah from a weekend full of burgers, sexy cocktails, and chips & dips, kick off the week with a meatless Monday. This will allow your body to “Rest & Digest & Recover” so that you crave healthy food throughout the week.


I get it, after a Summer Fun weekend you wake up Monday feeling bloated, foggy, and not motivated to get back in that bathing suit.

I’m pro protein but allowing your body to “Rest & Digest” by consuming a meatless meal is a great idea to help take the load off your overreacted digestion system. When you have a chronic health condition like weight gain or bloating you may need to first focus on consuming foods that are easy to digest. This may mean consuming mono meals (1 ingredient meal), slightly cooked veggies, smoothies, or soup.

Cherries are natural health bombs. They promote better sleep, because they are a good natural source of melatonin, (BTW, there is a higher level of melatonin in tart cherries compared to sweet cherries).  Cherries also have the highest antioxidant level of any fruit. Antioxidants help the body fight the free radicals which cause the body to age faster. 

Instead of having another burger & chip night sizzle up your grill with chickpea patties and a side of caramelized grilled peach and cherry skewers.


Chickpea Patties


  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas (or one 15 ounce can rinsed and drained)
  • 1 stalk celery, finely diced
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • olive oil for frying


  1. Mash together all ingredients, except oil, thoroughly. 
  2. Form into 3-inch patties. 
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium heat.
  4. Lightly fry patties on each side in oil until golden brown.

Peach & Cherry Skewers


  • 2 tsp organic grass-fed butter of ghee, melted
  • 2 tsp raw honey
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 32 fresh cherries, cut in half, pitted
  • 2 ripe medium peaches, cut into 1-inch pieces


  1. Combine butter, honey, and cinnamon in a small bowl; mix well and set aside.
  2. Preheat grill or broiler to high.
  3. Place 16 cherry halves on each of four medium skewers. Set aside.
  4. Evenly place peaches on four medium skewers. 
  5. Brush skewers evenly with half of butter mixture. Grill for about 3 to 4 minutes, turning every minute, until just charred but still firm. Remove from heat.
  6. Brush with remaining butter mixture. Serve immediately.

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