Here is a super easy snack recipe that you can make anytime. It’s a protein rich snack which will also keep you full and satisfied. I currently have a chickpea obsession and have been adding them to so many dishes. I love them in my green salads as well as my pasta salads.
If you want a yummy snack on the go then these crispy chickpeas are awesome. You can add whever seasonings you like best and play around with the flavours you enjoy best. They can be stored in mason jars which is great for healthy snacking on the go! I even bring these to my childrens swim class. The kids enjoy them which makes me super happy. Let me know what seasoning combinations worked well for you in the comments below. Happy Healthy Snacking!
2 cans of chickpeas
3-4 tbsp. of olive oil
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. chili powder
2 tsp.Himalayan salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
Things you will need:
2 cookie trays
Paper towel or a dry dish cloth
2 medium sized bowls
Preheat oven to 400 F
Line your cookie trays with parchment paper and set aside
Open your cans of chickpeas, drain and rinse them
Pat dry the chickpeas well
Transfer chickpeas to a bowl
Add 3-4 tbsp. of olive oil and salt to the chickpeas and toss well
Divide the chickpeas and add them to the cookie trays
Bake for 35 minutes, making sure to give them a mix a few times during the baking process
After removing them from the oven place them into a bowl with all your seasonings and toss well
Transfer to mason jars or containers
Baking time may vary so keep an eye on them in the last 10 minutes.
As far as seasonings go you can add whatever you prefer or have on hand.
You can use less olive oil if you prefer but your chickpeas may not be as crunchy
These can store well for a week in your mason jars
Other Seasoning Suggestions:
Lemon Pepper seasoning & Himalayan salt
Habanero pepper salt & chili powder
Cinnamon, cane sugar or coconut sugar and using coconut oil instead of the olive oil
I tend to eat lettuce wraps a lot! Why??? They are so easy to throw together super fast and most importantly they are incredibly healthy! See fast foodCAN be healthy!!! I like to use black beans because they are my favourite bean but you can use what ever bean you prefer. The picture below is of a super plain wrap because that bean mixture was made for my 9-year-old who wanted just beans & hemp hearts. I like to add bell peppers, shredded carrot and sprouts if I have them on hand to my wraps. The beauty of these wraps is that you can pretty much use any veggie you have on hand or that needs to be used asap in them. Another bonus of lettuce wraps is that they are kinder to your waistline compared to wolfing down a bunch of tortilla wraps. Go ahead and wolf these down though because they are delicious and healthy … no guilt required! 🙂
Simple Black Bean Lettuce Wraps
Black Bean Lettuce wraps
You will need:
1 can of black beans
apple cider vinegar
salt & pepper , I use Himalayan pink salt
lettuce of your choice, *Boston/butterhead lettuce is a great choice because it holds the bean mixture well. I’m inserting a picture I found of Boston Lettuce in case your not familiar with this type of lettuce.*
1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed really well
3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
Salt & Pepper, to taste
2 TBSP hemp hearts
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/3 cup fresh torn up parsley
2-3 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar
Veggie/veggies of choice, I usually cut up 1 large bell pepper and grate 1/3 cup carrot
Add all ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl. The longer you let these ingredients sit the better your bean mixture will taste! I sometimes make it the night before and keep it in the fridge.
Pre wash & dry your lettuce leaves. Make sure they are nice and dry!
Add your bean mixture to the lettuce. If you’re using the Boston lettuce it acts like a cup so it’s really easy to fill up.
Top with more hemp hearts
Eat them all up!!! Without any guilt I might add! 🙂
NOTE: I also sometimes add some brown rice or quinoa to my wraps which makes them a little more filling when I’m enjoying them for dinner. Give it a try! You will love this addition!
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