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Too busy

Posted in: Recipes, Sides, Snacks ♦ Sunday, August 8th, 2010, 4:46 pm ♦ 8 Comments
Too busy

This week has been crazy to say the least. I have been so busy, that I really haven’t had time to blog and I miss it! There are some new changes and exciting opportunities that are coming up for Kyle and I. We are praying about them, and I hope that I will be able to share more in the coming weeks! (and no, I am absolutely, not pregnant) :)

Anyways, work has been busy- tons of new clients, trying to not only work on a certification in Nutrition, but also getting certified as an Addictions Professional, and finishing up my hours for grad school. All the paperwork is finally in, so we will see what happens! Oh, AND have been completely planning my Dad’s retirement party! On top of all that I joined a book study this week that a friend of mine is leading…in Brandon. Quite a drive, but so worth it.

I met Alicia a few years ago when she started dating Kyle’s best friend, and she is an amazing woman. I am so glad to be a part of this study with her and some of her friends. She just started a blog for the study, and its nice to have a friend to chat “blogging” with. She is an absolutely beautiful writer, and I am so excited for all we will learn and what will be changed. You can check out her blog at Becoming Set-Apart.

Health Benefits

Chickpeas-(also known as Garbanzo beans) one of the most nutritious of all legumes, high in calcium, phosphorus, and potassium. Exceptionally high in iron and Vitamin C. Rich in essential fatty acids and provide fat free quality protein.

In the meantime, the most I’ve cooked are these Roasted, spiced Chickpeas. They are a quick and easy snack, and you can absolutely flavor them however you like! As I mentioned, I’ve had the need for snacking lately, and these are a healthy, high protein alternative to many other processed snacks out there.

Speaking of beans and legumes…can you guess what food product contains the following ingredients?
cooked beans, water, tomato puree, light brown sugar, sugar, invert sugar, molasses, cottonseed oil, high fructose corn syrup, salt, modified food starch, pork, onion powder, spice and apple concentrate.

Ummm…seriously? at least four of those ingredients are sugar!! In case you aren’t sure..It’s Campbell’s Baked Beans! Know what you’re eating! Check labels!

The flavor and crunchiness make these chickpeas literally “pop” in your mouth. Try making these today, use whatever spices you have or like…and try not to eat the whole batch :)

Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted Chickpeas

1 15 oz can chickpeas drained, and patted dry
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp sea salt
1-2 tsp of a few seasonings of your choice (I used garlic powder, chili powder, and spike seasoning)

Preheat oven to 400°. In a bowl, toss chickpeas with olive oil, sea salt, and seasonings of your choice. Toss to coat. Spread seasoned chickpeas in a single layer on cookie sheet or baking pan. Roast in the oven, shaking the pan occasionally, or using a spatula to turn chickpeas until they begin brown (about 20-25 minutes). Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Try not to eat all at once.

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8 Responses to “Too busy”

  1. August 9th, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    [...] for awhile since we love it so much..and it unfortunately runs in our veins. So as I mentioned, last week, I planned and put together a retirement party for my dad. After 26 years with the postal service, [...]

  2. Posted by: heather
    August 13th, 2010 at 11:24 am

    you’re right, these are a great healthy snack! had them first from an Indian friend and haven’t looked back since. perfect for parties. they have my dietitian stamp of approval!



  3. Posted by: angela
    August 15th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    we are totally going to make these – they sound awesome!

  4. Posted by: Angela
    August 16th, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Update: we made these last night with friends and they are great! We seasoned with cumin, garlic, ancho chili powder, sea salt, a pinch of coriander, and one tsp of raw sugar for two cans. We did end up cookin for about 35 minutes to get that browned skin and loved the little “pop!”

  5. Posted by: Tammy W
    January 23rd, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    I have always wanted to make these. Thanks for the post. I hope you finish recovering. I pinned this in Pinterest and it is getting repinned like crazy.

  6. Posted by: Yen
    September 1st, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Are these suppose to have a crunch to them?

  7. Posted by: Healthy Housewife
    September 18th, 2012 at 9:19 am


  8. October 23rd, 2012 at 11:32 am

    [...] my love for snacking on chickpeas? Well here’s a new recipe for the healthy snack, altered a bit to encompass some of my [...]

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