If you’re looking for a healthy, quick snack that’ll spice up your day without leaving that guilty aftertaste in your mouth, then you’ve come to the right place. These paprika and garlic baked chickpeas are a great alternative to higher cal snacks and they’re just as tasty. Not to mention, chickpeas come with a LENGTHY LIST OF HEALTH BENEFITS. Along with bone health, heart health, and lowering cholesterol levels, chickpeas have also been shown to aid in cancer prevention, decreased inflammation, and promotion of a healthy digestive tract.

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SPICY PAPRIKA & GARLIC BAKED CHICKPEAS

Adapted from the Art Smith’s Smoky Paprika-Baked Garbanzo Beans

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cans (30 oz. total) garbanzo beans/chickpeas (drained and rinsed)

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Drain and rinse chickpeas, and combine with onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne, and salt in a mixing bowl
  • Spread mixture into prepared baking sheet
  • Bake for 1 hr, or until chickpeas are crispy and browned. Stir in 20 min. increments to ensure even baking.

This recipe makes 4 servings (about 4 cups)

Nutrition Information (per ~1 cup serving)

Calories: 176
Fat: 3 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 474 mg
Carbohydrates: 30 g
Sugar: 3 g
Fiber: 7 g
Protein: 9 g
Calcium: 39 mg

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Enjoy these spicy, crunchy chickpeas by themselves, on the go, or in a green salad.

Happy Saturday!

Coach Jentry