Roasted Chickpeas

roasted chickpeas

roasted chickpeas

Chickpeas are great as a snack.  They have all the hallmarks of a great food for weight loss.  They are high in dietary fibre which means it’s harder for the body to digest them, in turn making their glyceminc index low.  You can put them in curries, or mash them up and turn them into burgers, but my favourite thing to do (as shown above) is to bake them.  I’ll pour them onto a piece of tinfoil, slosh over a dash of olive oil, some cumin seeds, salt and pepper, then mix them all about and chuck them in the oven at 200 degrees until they turn golden brown (takes at least half an hour).  They are great for a snack and they really satisfy your hunger, both filling you up and making you feel full for along time.  Surprisingly tasty given how bland they are normally.

Additionally, they are good for you nutritionally, being low in saturated sat (meaning they can stand a bit of olive oil), low in cholesterol and sodium.  Also contains protein, copper, folate and manganese.

Try it!

Read more about the nutritional benfits of chickpeas here

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