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Oven Roasted Chickpea Recipe
A Healthy Snack on the Go
As humans we crave snacks to munch on to feed our body and minds with the necessary fuel to get us through our busy schedules. Due to this craving we tend to rely on easy and convenient snacks provided to us by vending machines and fast foods restaurants. This usually ends up making us feel guilty, bloated, fat, and unsatisfied. They are a lot of healthy ways we can make cheap, easy, convenient, and filling snacks at home so that we can still snack, be healthy, and happy about ourselves and our lifestyles without relying on the unhealthy options in which we are provided.
One can double or even triple this recipe and divide it into small sandwich bags for snacking on the entire week. In the world today we, as humans, have very little time in our day to dedicate certain hours to preparing and cooking healthy meals to provide for ourselves and our families, so we tend to rely on convenient foods more than we want to. Just because we live crazy lives does not mean that we have to sacrifice our health to keep up with our fast paced, busy, and productive lifestyles.
This recipe is not only delicious but it is very cheap and easy. A can of chickpeas usually cost less than two dollars (and most people usually keep oil, salt, and black pepper in the pantry anyway), so one can make this recipe many times over and snack throughout the week for under ten dollars. A vending machine may only suck up ones spare change, but those dollars add up quickly and only create more cravings and never leave one feeling good about what they just consumed.
This salty and crunchy snack will leave one feeling full and satisfied and also keep one away from those dreadful vending machines and fast food restaurants that make us all feel guilty and fat!
Everyone should begin to make their own snack at home, pack them up and take them on the go!
- 1 can Chickpeas, (Garbanzo Beans)
- 1 tsp Olive Oil
- Sea Salt, (to taste)
- Black Pepper, (to taste)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean up and to prevent sticking (optional).
- Open one can of chickpeas and rinse in a colander under cold water (the skins will peel off, remove as much as possible).
- Place the chickpeas, olive oil, and spices into a bowl and mix well.
- Spread the chickpeas evenly on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 30-45 minutes until the chickpeas are browned and crispy.
- Eat and enjoy!
|Serving size: 51g|
|Calories from Fat||36|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 4 g||6%|
|Saturated fat 1 g||5%|
|Carbohydrates 30 g||10%|
|Sugar 5 g|
|Fiber 9 g||36%|
|Protein 10 g||20%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 70 mg||3%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
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