If you are looking for a nutrient-rich snack that will help sustain your energy levels, try these roasted chick peas.
When roasted, the chick peas become crunchy, almost like a nut or a crouton. I demonstrated how simple these snacks are to make at one of my cooking classes. People were surprised at how tasty these little balls of crunch were!
Chick peas or garbanzo beans, are a kind of legume. They provide a source of fiber, iron, folate, and B-vitamins, which make them especially helpful to a gluten-free diet, where these nutrients can be difficult to obtain. They are also a source of plant protein, a nutrient helpful in building and repairing our bodies, and in helping us feel satisfied after a meal.
Roasted chick peas are a nutrient-rich alternative to other crunchy snacks like crackers or chips. You can eat them as is, or pop them on top of a salad for a nice crunch and alternative to bread-based croutons. They can be made sweet or savoury – simply change up the spices and fat used for flavouring.
Using ingredients that are easy to keep on-hand, roasted chick peas are simple to make and kid-friendly (even my oldest son, who is sometimes selective with the foods he likes gobbled these up)!