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Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

I am making several flavors of “Spiced Roasted Chickpeas” today to keep on hand for when I need a crunchy snack. Cheap and easy to make. It takes a little time in the oven (about an hour at 350 and I stir ever 20 minutes) but hey, I’m doing this while getting my spark on. Don’t worry. I’m going walking again later. emoticon

I soaked a package of chickpeas overnight in the fridge and cooked them up this morning. The entire one pound package cooks up to 6 cups which is enough for 12 servings. I drained them and patted them dry and I am making them in three separate batches so I will have 3 flavors.

Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime
Mrs. Dash Basil and Tomato
Garlic powder and Curry

Toss 2 cups cooked chick peas one teaspoon olive oil (just enough to help the seasoning stick) with spices to taste, and .25 teaspoon of sea salt. Each batch makes four 1/2 cup servings that can be cooled and stored in an airtight container.

This is what one batch looks like:

½ cup serving:

139 calories, 21 grams carbs, 2 grams fat, 7 grams protein, 135 grams sodium. Costs about $.10 a serving.

Next time I make them, I’ll be a little smarter and make them in the big oven all at once. Jeesh. The new year just started and I am already learning from my mistakes. I can’t wait to see how smart I am by 2014. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LOSER05 1/7/2013 9:28AM


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PEWTERBUNNY 1/4/2013 11:50PM

    Nom Nom!! Keep it up!

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ALEXSGIRL1 1/3/2013 8:39PM

    what an awesome healthy idea and very cost effective thanks for the great tip . and we can all learn from our mistakes heres to a great 2013.

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KARENE10 1/2/2013 10:21PM

    Mmmm....I think I'll try this~thanks for the recipe:)

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LOSE2CRUIZE 1/1/2013 8:07PM

    Oh yummy I LOVE chickpeas but have never had them roasted! Sounds like a new safety snack for me!

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BRENDABUNNY 1/1/2013 3:59PM

    Those look yummy I will have to try this! emoticon for sharing emoticon

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_KATHY 1/1/2013 1:16PM

    Sounds great. I am going to try them.

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MAVERICK59 1/1/2013 1:07PM

    I love chickpeas.
These sound wonderful. emoticon

Happy New Year!

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KAYOTIC 1/1/2013 12:40PM

    I was thinking of making these too, but I got a can of chickpeas, good for you for starting from scratch!

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