Tasty Roasted Chickpeas

Chickpeas are known to be high fiber food. Many do not know that 1 cup of chickpeas provides about 1/3 of your daily fiber needs. While you might know that adding more fiber to your diet is good for keeping you regular, there are a number of other health benefits. Fiber in foods like chickpeas keeps you feeling full longer, helping you eat less, which may benefit your waistline.

This snack is so easy and convenient to make as it requires minimal ingredients. Not to mention there are so many seasoning options to chose from.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Drain, rise and use a paper towel to dry your chickpeas. Note, the more water you remove from the chickpeas, the crisper they will get in the oven.

In a bowl, toss your chickpeas with your desired seasoning. I like to use olive oil, sea salt, parmesan cheese, crushed rosemary and garlic powder. You can use any seasoning you prefer. Spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray and spread chickpeas on sheet. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until they are nice and crispy.

Other tasty seasoning ideas include cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, basil, sage and cinnamon. Enjoy!

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