You might have noticed convenient packets of spiced chickpeas in the snack aisle of your local supermarket, which is a bit of a new craze! These make for some super healthy snacks but unfortunately also contain some not-so-healthy additives and preservatives to help keep their shelf life. Making roasted chickpeas snack at home gives you the control over the ingredients. Plus, they are much easier to make than you think!
Beans in general are great for supporting healthy digestion through their high-fiber content, with chickpeas containing 50% of your recommended daily intake (RDI) of fiber per cup.
Fiber does much more than keep you regular, it also controls blood sugar levels, supports healthy skin and helps to speed up your metabolism.
Chickpeas should feature regularly throughout your diet, as they are excellent sources of manganese (85% RDI per cup), folate (71% RDI per cup) and copper (64% RDI per cup).
Manganese plays a huge role in the body, from supporting brain function, the formation of skin tissue, and even helping to absorb calcium for strong bones. You’ll also find good levels of phosphorus, iron, protein and zinc.
Turmeric has been in the health limelight over the past few years, and I’m about to remind you all the reasons why it’s kept center stage.
Way back in 500BCE, this little spice formed a very important role in Ayurvedic Medicine, one of the most ancient medical systems known to man. To this day, turmeric continues to bewilder scientists, as to just how powerful it is within the body.
Turmeric is an excellent remover of unwanted toxins throughout the body, it’s been shown to halt the growth of cancer cells, and contains fantastic anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, plus you can also take turmeric for sleep. You really want to pack this spice into as many snacks and meals as possible!
All herbs and spices used in this recipe contain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. These properties are important, as they serve to protect against any damage caused within the body, through the diet or other external factors such as pollution or stress. Even from additives and preservatives that have snuck into your diet (often unknowingly!).
This high-protein spicy roasted chickpeas are all about filling the gap between meals, while also taking advantage of some pretty powerful spices that will help increase energy, detoxify and protect your biggest asset, which of course is your health!
- 2 cans cooked chickpeas drained and rinsed, patted dry
- 2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Preheat the oven to 175 C/350F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, add the chickpeas, salt red chilli flakes and olive oil, and toss to coat evenly.
- Roast for 30 minutes, then remove and add the spices.
- Leave in the baking sheet until they cool.
- Serve as a snack, or add into salads, soups and Buddha bowls for texture.