SKINNY TRICK: TOASTED CHICK PEA SNACK

9:00 AM

In an earnest attempt to break my chip-and-dip habit, I started looking towards veggies that could satiate my penchant for salty snacks full of empty calories. I got to thinking about healthier alternative, and thought how tasty a baked hummus chip would be (anyone else think so??). That lead me to the  humble chick pea....it's chock full of filling protein, low in fat, and a delicious and fiberlicious snack. While the chick peas in this recipe don't have that crunch you get with a chip, it definitely makes up for it in flavor. Give this recipe a whirl next time you are feeling a little peckish after a workout or want a healthy side dish that packs a protein pow!

1 (15oz) can chickpeas/garbanzos, drained and rinsed
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1-2 Tbsp. seasoning of choice (I used a combo of salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and cayenne)
1 Parsley, to garnish

1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas.
2. Heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium high heat. Toss the chickpeas with the seasoning, and cook in the pan until they begin to pop (about 5-7 minutes)
3. Toss in garnish, stir, and transfer to bowl.
4. Munch away on this tasty and healthy snack!

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13 comments

  1. I love snacking on chickpeas out of the can but this sounds so much better! I'm going to try it today

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    1. My only advice is....once you pop, you can't stop!! At least it's not so bad to binge on garbanzos.

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  2. this looks yummy! another great low-cal, fat-free crunchy snack is air-popped popcorn. Pour some kernals in a paper lunch bag, microwave, and enjoy!

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  3. This looks soo good! A yummy and healthy snack - cant beat it! Would love if you could stop by my blog and let me know what you think of my latest posts! Follow me, I follow you?!

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  4. I used to make this all the time- chick peas are so yummy! Try doing them with a bit of curry powder for a different flavor. :D

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    1. Najeema, you are brilliant. I am SO trying this.

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  5. This is a great idea! Lately I've been hooked to homemade chickpea and sun-dried tomato hummus, so so easy to do and great with bread and carrot sticks ;)

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    1. Girl, fork over the recipe - that sounds AMAZING!!!

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  6. Looks great. BTW, kind of in love with your blog design.

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  7. Looks like a must try for me...love your blog and happily following!!

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  8. This looks fantastic! Usually when I'm hungry, I just load up on chocolate. Fail... definitely trying this!

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