Diet and Nutrition

Monday Meals: Healthy Oven Roasted Chickpeas

Many of us have a can of neglected chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) in the pantry. Don’t let that delicious fiber and protein go to waste! Make yourself a quick and delicious snack that you can feel virtuous about. A bowl of hummus, the smooth and delicious mediterranian dip, is the classic chickpea vehicle. Check out our hummus roundup for the scoop on blending your own at home. But if you’re in the mood for something crunchy, nutty, warm and maybe spicy, oven-baked chick peas are the snack you have been waiting for.

Check out Emma Christensen’s  spicy recipe for Crispy Oven-Roasted Chickpeas  at The Kitchn to get started. If you want even more tips on perfecting your crunchy chickpeas, head over to Heartbeet Kitchen and explore out Amanda’s process for maximizing crunch and her recipe for Maple Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas. Whether you choose to season your beans hot and spicy, herb and lemony or sweet and cinnamony, we are certain you will enjoy this simple healthy snack.

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Alison Relyea-Parr

Alison Relyea-Parr

Alison is the editor and contributor of A UW-Madison graduate, Alison is also an illustrator and educator.