Thursday, April 9, 2009

Roasted Chickpeas

Need a healthy snack? I do. I'm still on the South Beach diet and so far so good. Really good, actually, with snacks like roasted chickpeas it makes me forget that I'm on a diet. WD isn't a fan of garbanzo beans but Little pup and I ate a whole can yesterday afternoon. It makes a salty, crunchy, healthy afternoon snack. And you can pretty much use any seasoning you like--cumin, chili powder, or cayenne if you like it spicy, but I usually just stick to salt and garlic, especially when my 4 year old is around.

Roasted Chickpeas

1 can (15 oz) Chickpeas (Garbanzos)
1 TBS olive oil
salt
garlic

Drain the chick peas and rinse in a colander. Pour out onto a dish towel and pat dry. Put chick peas into a bowl and toss with olive oil, salt and garlic. Pour onto a baking sheet and put into oven (I use a toaster oven for this and I think it works even better) for 45 minutes at 400 degrees. Don't bother preheating. Shake the pan every 15 minutes. When they're done, let cool and enjoy!

Serving size-1/2 cup, calories-110, fat-2g, sugars-1g, protein-6g, AND it has 24% of your daily value of fiber.

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16 comments:

  1. I have made these before.....so so yummy!

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  2. This sounds like my kind of snack! When I was a kid, my parents called me garbanzo bean because I absolutely loved them. Odd! Anyway, thank you for sharing.

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  3. These sound like a really great snack!!

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  4. These are so much better right out of the oven, but I used to make them the night before and bring them to work the next day.

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  5. OH! I love love LOVE chickpeas! Mmmmm. I'm gonna do this one! Thanks!

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  6. Interesting...I'll have to try this!

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  7. i will definitely have to do this, i like chickpeas i nhummus but i don't like the texture plain, this i would like and i bet i can get my picky son to eat them..thanks!

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  8. Innnnteresting! Would I like them?

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  9. interesting never heard of it but I think I will try it out

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  10. this sounds fantastic. i believe i will be trying. soon!

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  11. Those do look yummy. Have you ever done Atkins and can you compare it to SB per results? (I'm debating the two and procrastinating with all the Easter candy in the house.)

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  12. Thanks for the recipe. I'm always searching for recipes that don't have anything in it that I'm allergic to. It's so hard to find dairy-free, wheat-free, sugar-free recipes, so I'm always excited when I find a new one.

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