CHICKPEA CHIPS, snacking simplified

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Dear Diary,

I feel like a walking, talking ZOMBIE… after two weeks of almost constant travel, returning to “normal” is not as easy as I thought it would be.  I feel like falling asleep ALL the time– at my work desk, mid-way through yoga… basically at every moment of the day.  And while I’m trying to catch up on sleep, I still have a lot to do this week before I can have a relaxing and restful weekend– and to keep myself moving… I keep on snacking!  Food is my only fuel right now– so I better make it healthy… and while I usually turn to simple nuts and fruit to keep me going mid-day– my amazing friend Meredith introduced to a new way to snack– Chickpea Chips!!

Bold flavor? Low in fat? And high in protein and fiber?  Count me in!

chickpea snacks SFG Diary

Chickpeas are a simple snack all in itself– but by toasting them in the oven, giving them  a little crunch, and then adding some bold flavor to make the snack ultra-satisfying and delicious… it elevates the legume into a game-winning snack.  The perfect alternative for when it’s 3 p.m. and you’re about to reach for that fattening bag of potato chips!  Did I mention it was easy to do too?!…

HERE’s ALL YOU NEED:

  • 2 cans of chickpeas
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • your favorite spices:  my friend suggested garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, and cayenne pepper (love the spice– plus remember, extra spice is great for your metabolism ;)

HERE’S ALL YOU DO:

  • rinse your chickpeas and then towel dry
  • preheat oven to 450 degrees
  • drizzle on the olive oil and season to taste (I sprinked on about 2 dashes of each spice)
  • mix all together and make sure all are equally coated
  • spread the chickpeas out on a baking sheet lined with foil
  • bake for 30-40 minutes until they are perfectly brown and crunchy!

healthy snacking with chickpeas

This is UNBELIEVABLY YUMMY!  Now you’re ready to take on the rest of your work week!  And thank goodness… now I am too.  Thanks Meredith!  ;)

Enjoy SFG’s! And let us know… will you make this at home?!

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  1. maria says:

    I loved this recipe! I will definitely be making it with the chili powder next time (hubby doesn’t enjoy spicy foods :). I tried this last night, however they aren’t as crispy since I kept them refrigerated all night long. I know I’ll be making these delicious chips frequently! Thanks for sharing!!

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