When you are having a crunchy craving but don’t want to sacrifice your macros, these are the BOMB!
You may be familiar with the chickpea (aka garbanzo bean) in hummus or on top of a cold salad, but have you ever heard of roasted chickpeas? Chickpeas can be eaten in various forms: warm, cold, pureed or even as a crunchy snack! I love them as Croutons or even Cereal!
Roasted chickpeas have become one of my favorite high-fiber, low-calorie snacks. They offer a great crispy, crunchy alternative to bland chickpeas and can easily satisfy a chip craving! They only take a few minutes to prepare and only 30 to 40 minutes to roast, and you have yourself a great grab-and-go snack.
They also can be added to a salad in replace of croutons. With so many variations, they never get boring and depending on what you are in the mood for, you can make them sweet, salty, bland or spicy!
Make them sweet, add some almond milk and you have yourself the best high fiber healthy cereal!
Chickpeas are such an excellent addition to any well-balanced diet because they offer tons of fiber, protein, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and keep your blood sugar stable, helping ward off cravings and keeping you satisfied between meals. Did you know that one cup of chickpeas is 50 percent of your daily recommended fiber? If you don’t already have a can of garbanzo beans in your cabinet, pick up a can or two and roast yourself this excellent snack!!
Gina’s Roasted Chickpeas
1 can (15 oz) garbanzo beans
coconut oil spray
seasoning of your choice – sweet or savory…
(salad, you may choose paprika, sea salt and pepper and for cereal, cinnamon and stevia)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Drain garbanzo beans from a can. Rinse and place in salad spinner to get out extra moisture. Place on paper towel and blot dry.
Spread on lined cookie sheet and spray with coconut oil and add seasonings of your choice (sweet or savory).
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until browned and crunchy then turn on broil to brown the final few minutes. Watch carefully the last few minutes to avoid burning. Allow to cool and enjoy!
SO many ways to make these! Savory, sweet or sour… For Sour, add some chili pepper and lime. It is endless!
Explore different variations and come up with your favorites!
1/2 cup = 1 Carb Exchange on any of my plans.