I recently had someone ask me for a healthy sway for potato chips. He was told he has high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. He likes things with a crunch. So, to help him with his texture preference I suggested he give roasted chick peas a shot. Yes, you can buy them but the nice thing about roasting your own is that you can spice them just the way you like them.
Serving size: 1/2 cup
2×15 ounce cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
3 Tablespoons oil
1/2 cup spices (e.g. cumin, chili, cayenne, garlic powder, etc.)
PREHEAT oven to 400˚F.
COMBINE all ingredients in medium bowl and spread onto parchment paper or greased cookie sheet. BAKE for 30 minutes. Stir. BAKE another 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!
256 calories, 9 grams protein, 5 grams fiber