Crunchy ChickPeas

I love food and cooking and I’ll be honest, there isn’t often that I find one of those healthier swaps that I think actually tastes better than the thing I’m swapping for.

But then there’s these crunchy chick peas that are seriously better than potato chips 😍.

To make these bad boys:
Set the oven to 400
2 cans chick peas: drained, rinsed, strained and patted dry.
Let air dry an additional 5-10 minutes
Remove any skin that come off in the drying process but the rest are a ok to stay on.
Toss in 2 tbsp olive oil and some salt
Let bake in oven for 20-30 minutes to preferred crispy-ness, stirring every 10 (I usually do 25 mins)
Take them out and toss them in whatever seasoning you’d like.
Season to taste.

Some of my favorite seasonings include:
Garlic powder, paprika, and cayenne
Juice of 1/2 Lemon + Sea Salt
Rosemary + garlic powder

I eat them by the handful but they’re also great on top of salads.————————————————————
Some chick pea facts: 4g fiber and 6g of protein and 120 calories in one cup. Also only 2g of fat and 0 cholesterol
Now let’s look at potato chips: 10 grams of fat, 15 grams of carbs, only 2g of protein, and 160 calories……… and that’s just in one ounce.
Chick pea facts taken from the back of the can in my cupboard
Potato chip facts taken from lays traditional potato chips

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