With that being said, it’s so important to eat right and eat often which is something I have been terrible at doing the past few months. I was pretty good at keeping my main courses healthy, but I failed terribly in the snacking department! A little unhealthy snack here and there added up to major calories I didn’t need + a bunch of junk in my system. So, I’ve been on a quest to make more homemade healthy snacks for our family to munch on (instead of buying processed junk at the stores) and I can’t wait to share some of them with you.
First on the list are ROASTED CHICKPEAS.
FACT: Chickpeas are a great source of protein, act as antioxidants, are high in fiber, and also have a low GI (glycaemic index) which keeps you feeling full, thus controlling your appetite.
I’ve always enjoyed eating them, but never considered roasting them before. I really can’t believe it took me this long to realize how yummy, easy, and inexpensive this snack is! Plus, Marli can snack on them too (since she’s still too young to have any peanuts/nuts) and she LOVES them! Honestly, you can add any seasoning you want, but I just kept it simple this time around with my Tony Chachere’s seasoning.
For this recipe, I used 3 cans of Organic chickpeas, olive oil, and my Tony’s seasoning. That’s it :)
Here are the SUPER EASY steps:
(1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grab a baking sheet and line with foil.
Aside from eating them solo, I’ve also tossed this into my salads, added them to my trail mix, and I’m sure you can even add a great dip to pair it with 🙂