Having healthy food on hand in the pantry and fridge are a must in my house. I love taking the time to cook a delicious and seasonal meal with fresh ingredients. But there are days when I am in and out of the house or simple do not have the time or energy. So snacks are a must. My husband has a love affair with chips. I try to keep other snacks on hand to prevent him from caving and going to the local co-op. The co-op is a block away, so this happens often.
Snacking on whole foods will leave you much more satisfied. Having a handful of Crispy Chicks leaves my tummy full, while a handful of corn chips leaves me unsatisfied and wanting more.
Crunchy Chicks are a great snack or are a fabulous topping on a salad for an extra crunch. You can be creative with the seasonings. Try a savory crunch with garlic or rosemary or a sweeter treat with maple syrup and cinnamon. These little guys are great for kids too!
3 cups cooked chickpeas
2 Tbls. olive oil
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 Tbls. fresh rosemary chopped
Preheat oven to 375. Bake for 40-45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
This recipe is headed to Ricki’s Wellness Weekend at http://www.dietdessertndogs.com/2012/02/02/wellness-weekend-february-2-6-2012. Check out all the great recipes she has to offer, you won’t be sorry!