When you decide to get fit by eating healthy and exercising with intent, one of the first things you cut from your diet are the crunchy, savory snacks. Most snacks with a satisfying crunch are packaged, processed, made with refined grains and filled with additives that contribute to weight gain. And so, the crunchy and salty snacks that you once loved become a thing of your past once fat loss becomes your goal.
Get ready to dive into a bag of these irresistible, crunchy, and savory Chili Roasted Chickpea Poppers! A handful of these wholesome poppers will give you the snacking crunch that you crave while delivering grain-free fiber and protein. It’s super easy to make too – simply rinse the chickpeas and coat with olive oil and seasoning then pop it in the oven.
Here’s what you need…
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 Tablespoon olive oil
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Pat dry – the drier the chickpeas the crunchier the poppers will turn out.
In a bowl combine the chickpeas with the olive oil and generous amounts of the seasonings. Taste a chickpea to gauge the strength of the flavor and adjust as needed. Spread the coated chickpeas over the prepared pan and roast for 25 minutes, or until golden and crunchy. Enjoy by the handful!
Nutritional Analysis: One serving (about ½ cup) equals: 96 calories, 1g fat, 17g carbohydrate, 6g fiber, and 6g protein