I was craving eating a bit healthier lately. Seems like all I’ve done lately is grab fast food or heavy, salty stuff just out of convenience and ease. So I was on a mission to get back on a healthy kick starting with a healthy snack. I found myself really drawn to the idea of snacking on chickpeas…especially when I found this Smokey Roasted Chickpeas recipe.
This recipe pretty much had me at smoked paprika. Lately I’ve become slightly crazed for this spice…it just smells sooooo good. If you don’t have this spice or haven’t used smoked paprika before, definitely give it a try. I think you’ll love it.
Another plus on this snack is that it’s easy to throw together. Just rinse the beans, toss the ingredients together and bake. The ingredients are pretty simple. Start with a can of chickpeas (or Garbanzo beans) that you’ve rinsed well and drained. Then toss it with some melted coconut oil, smoked paprika, chili powder, and salt. Then bake and shake for about 45 minutes to an hour.
I think next time I’ll bake longer than the 45 minutes I went with. That way the chickpeas will dry out a bit more. But overall these are great snacks. The thing I love best is that they are delicious with a slightly spicy taste but you can’t overindulge on these. (At least I can’t.) I find I’ll take a small handful to munch on and they last a while and totally satisfy my munchy cravings. I think I’ll be visiting the My Whole Food Life site again after I found this recipe from them!
For an easy, tasty, and healthy snack…definitely bake these chickpeas next time. I love when I know, and have control over, exactly what is going into my food!
Click here for the recipe and step by step instructions…yum!