healthy(ish) roasted chickpeas!

14:36 Sarah Burton 0 Comments

today starts my last week of summer before i start work! i've found a job that i'm super excited about! I'm going to be working as the Housing Activities Coordinator at a local community for the disabled!

it's going to be a busy week because on wednesday I am heading out to rocky harbour to help put off a VBS with one of my friend's church. i'm super excited to be doing something fun right before starting work!

i've been thinking about how i'm going to make lunch for myself everyday - i need something filling, healthy, and non-repetitive. all through high school i rotated between the same three or four meals every week and it sucked. I also need some snacks that are filling and give me energy, because i'm going to be doing a lot of outdoor work!

so - first up on my healthy recipe list is roasted chickpeas. I've seen a lot of different recipes, so i took some pointers from them!

First off, gather your ingredients - i used EVOO, a can of chickpeas (i bought no salt added because they were on sale), garlic powder, onion powder (not shown), and cayenne pepper.

strain, wash, and dry your chickpeas. i just patted them off with a paper towel, and removed some of the skins that came off on their own.

toss the chickpeas in about a teaspoon of olive oil, add your spice mix (i used about a tsp of garlic powder, a tsp of onion powder, and a couple pinches of cayenne - you can add more or less if you want), and bake for 45 minutes to an hour. You'll know they are done when you bite into them and they're crunchy.

check on them every 20 minutes or so - and make sure to stir them! some of mine got a little bit burned. 

once they're done, toss them in a bit of oil again and add a little bit more spice if you want!

these are really good as a snack to beat a little bit of hunger! there are a ton of combinations you can try - i'm going to try a sweet version next! 

notes: i think i added too much spice to mine. when i first tried them, i thought they had no taste so i added a ton more onion powder but now they're really strong! 

check out my healthy recipes board on pinterest for more of what i'm planning to try out!