Nutrition

Roasted Chickpeas | Recipe

I kept seeing roasted chickpeas all over my instagram feed, so I decided to find what all the buzz was about and cook some for myself!

But why are chickpeas good for you?

Chickpeas are super high in soluble fibre which keeps you fuller for longer, and also reduces lower-density lipoprotein (bad cholesterol). Chickpeas are also a great source of folate, which aid in the formation of red blood cells, and is especially necessary in pregnancy; as folate deficiency has been associated to birth defects.  One of the main benefits is that chickpeas are are high in protein, and best yet, they are a vegetarian/vegan option for protein – so everyone can eat them! They are non-heme iron, which means the iron is harder to absorb than animal based iron, but squirt on some vitamin C to your chickpeas and you’re good to go. (Vitamin C increases absorption of iron)


Try out the recipe, and let me know what you think!

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Ingredients:

  • 200g chickpeas

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon paprika powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees C.

  2. Mix all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.

  3. Spread the beans out over a parchment-lined sheet.

  4. Bake for about 60 minutes being sure to stir at the 30 minute mark. – It depends how crisp/crunchy you like them.

  5. Allow to cool and serve.

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