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Roasted Chickpeas – Healthy Snacks

 

 

By Kate Miller

I've to say that at the moment, chick peas (or garbanzo beans) are one of my favorite healthy snack items. I like them because of their nutty buttery flavor, and invaluable nutrient content. Just two to three tablespoons count for 1 portion of the daily recommended 5 portions of fruit and vegetables.

Chickpeas also contain phytoestrogens, and could reduce the risk of breast cancer, protect against osteoporosis and minimize hot flushes in post-menopausal women.

This healthy snack recipe is very easy-to-make, inexpensive, and super yummy! Also, not to mention cholesterol-free!!

Easy Curry Roasted Chickpeas Recipe
Ingredients:

1 can (15 oz) chickpeas

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoon olive oil

2 teaspoon curry powder*

 

How to make oven-roasted garbanzo beans

1. Preheat your oven to 425˚F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.

 

2. Rinse the chickpeas in a colander, making sure the water is thoroughly drained, and pat dry with a paper towel. Set aside.

 

3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over low heat, and add curry powder. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

 

4. Add chickpeas and salt. Stir well to mix.

 

5. Transfer chick peas to the prepared baking sheet and spread out in a single layer. Place on the middle rack of oven.

 

6. Roast for 30-40 minutes, or until lightly browned. Shake the baking sheet every 10 minutes, until chickpeas are crunchy and golden.

 

*Variation – red pepper flakes, lemon pepper or ground cumin, or anything that makes you go mmmmm....

 

Now, you've a delicious healthy snack to nibble on without guilt!

 

 

 

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