We have many choices for tasty, healthy snacks, but we often reach for unhealthy choices out of convenience. Here is one satisfying treat that you can feel good about munching on.
- 1 can chic peas (garbanzo beans)
- olive oil
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Drain and dry chicpeas. Lightly coat chicpeas with olive oil. Place them in one layer on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Bake for 40 minutes or until crispy.
(I’ve also used Creole seasoning in place of salt and pepper, which was a nice variation)
Benefits per serving (1/2 cup): high protein content (6g), low calories (110), high fiber (6g), very low sugar and fat (1g each). Good source of iron, omega-3 fatty acids, and Vitamin A. Is linked to lowering risk of heart disease, obesity, and diabetes, and can lower cholesterol. http://foodfrontiers.pepsicoblogs.com/2011/04/the-benefits-of-chickpeas/