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
  • salt
  • pepper

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/