Roasted Chickpeas

Savory flavors are by far my go-to snack. Id prefer a bag of chips over a chocolate bar any day! Now a days that we try to remain a healthy lifestyle, unfortunately, chips are just not a household staple item any more…So I have settled for the next best thing – well at least I think it’s the next best thing…

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Chickpeas! Yes, roasted chickpeas leave me satisfied from the herbs I blend together and the crunchiness from roasting them!

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The best part about these chickpeas is you wont feel guilty after eating them! They are full of protein, good carbs and fibre, which are all some great health benefits of chickpeas.

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Get creative use some of your favorite herbs and spices. For this specific recipe I use dill (lots of it because I am obsessed with putting dill on nearly everything!), paprika and garlic. Get creative and use some sweet ingredients like cinnamon and honey if you have more of a sweet tooth!

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So, put the chips away…I know its hard believe me (I truly believed I once was a chipoholic, and that did not help me with my health or maintaining my pcos AT ALL.). Let’s get roastin’!

♦ Ingredients

  • 1 can of chickpeas thoroughly rinsed, drained and patted dry
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil (or olive oil)
  • 1/2 tsp dill
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

♦ Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400ºF. Rinse, drain and pat dry chickpeas.
  2. Place chickpeas on large baking sheet, arranging so that they are not overlapping each other. Bake for 3 to 5 minutes or until you notice they are lightly golden.
  3. In a small bowl mix oil and herbs together, pour herb mixture over the chickpeas and gently toss with tongs (No do not use your hand! These chickpeas are hot!). Make sure each chickpea is well coated with herbs and spices.
  4. Put chickpeas back in the oven and bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes or until golden. Make sure to keep an eye on them as they can burn easily.
  5. Enjoy!

♥ Tip – Take the skins off of the chickpeas before baking and they will turn out crispy. I know this is a bit tedious but its a little therapeutic – almost like coloring in a weird way. Ha-ha. Okay – so how do you take the skins off? Simply place the chickpeas between paper towel, laying flat on the counter surface, gently press your hands on top of the paper towel and move in a clockwise/counterclockwise direction and you will see that the skins will start to come off…Some may not come off, so just peel off with your fingers.

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