Sunday, October 28, 2007

sunday snacks

Last week we talked about your favorite types of snacks. I thought I would share a recipe for one of my faves—Roasted Chickpeas.

They are addictive, easy to make and relatively nutritious as far as snacks go. Chickpeas are high in fiber and low in fat so you can eat handfuls of these without any guilt. They also involve few ingredients and little effort. Try them out.

Roasted Chickpeas
(2) 15 oz. cans of chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
Cooking Spray (like Pam)
Lawry's Season Salt
Garlic Powder
Red Pepper Flakes

  1. Drain and rinse chickpeas. Place in a rimmed baking sheet, a roasting pan, or a large baking pan. The more surface area the better.
  2. Spray lightly with cooking spray.
  3. Sprinkle with seasonings.
  4. Mix to blend.
  5. Bake at 350° for 60–120 minutes (until dry and crunchy).
Plump beans, rinsed and waiting.

See that little white & blue dish? That's where we keep our kosher salt.

Dry and ready. Yum!


Naynayfazz said...

I love these dang things. They are a Weight Watchers recipe. Speaking of which, how are you doing? I MUST get back to WW once I start getting paid on a bi-weekly basis with the new job.

Kym said...

Yum, they look Da-lish! Can't wait to try them out! thanks!

Lynda said...

They kind of look like corn nuts to me.

❉ pixie ❉ said...

naynay—Yep, it's a WW recipe. Which, I could be doing so much better—I've heard actually following the program helps. Go figure.

kym—If you make them, let me know what you think. I have 4 cans of chickpeas in the cupboard waiting to be roasted. I'll make them as soon as we finish off the pumpkin seeds I roasted last night.

lynda—Same idea but a lot less salty.