Spicy Roasted Chickpeas and Almonds

Looking for a new healthy snack? That’s one of the top requests we get—you want a snack that’s satisfying and won’t hurt your efforts to get lean—and that’s delicious and packs quite the crunch 😉 .  While some snacks, such as those that are light and airy (like chips) don’t fill you up, leave you hungry, despite packing in fat and calories, that’s not so for this super satisfying snack.   Oh yeah!–these Spicy Roasted Chickpeas and Almonds will leave you satiated– and you won’t overeat at your next meal from hunger.  Woohoo!  (Find out the secret to a weight-loss snack below)

You’ve told us you loved our chickpea bursts—remember these Lemon Sage Chickpea Bursts and these Sweet Barbeque Chickpea Bursts, and that your fans of our Cocoa Honey Nuts. So this crunchster marries the two. And this recipes got a twist and makes the roasted chickpeas and almonds spicy!

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Why does this snack help with weight loss? We didn’t only pick these ingredients because they are crunchy and delicious!

Chickpeas and almonds are rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber, and they are loaded with protein!  This fiber/protein combination makes for a longer lasting energy boost and helps to prevent hunger, so it’s the ideal weight loss snack.  What’s more, this combination fills your stomach and keeps your blood sugar stable.  It’s when your blood sugar dips that you crave energy (think food! and sugar, especially!) and this snack prevents that–and the mood swings too! Oh yeah! 🙂

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Spicy Roasted Chickpeas and Almonds

Makes about 6 Servings

Ingredients

Chickpeas

1 can (15.5 oz) chickpeas

¼ cup finely shredded parmesan

1 minced garlic clove

¼ tsp garlic powder

½ tsp red pepper

salt and pepper to taste

Almonds

1 cup almond slices

½ tsp olive oil

1 tsp chili powder

Serving size: ½ cup

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. Open and drain the can of chickpeas in a strainer. Pour the chickpeas into a large bowl.

3. Mix the parmesan cheese, minced garlic clove, garlic powder, and red pepper in with the chickpeas. Lightly salt and pepper the mixture.

4. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, then, pour the mixture onto the lined baking sheet.

5. Begin roasting the chickpeas in the oven for 30 minutes.

6. Pour the sliced almonds into a different large bowl and add the olive oil. Mix well so that all the almonds are lightly coated with the oil.

7. Add the chili powder to the bowl and mix well.

8. Line another baking sheet with aluminum foil.

9. Place the almond mixture on the lined baking sheet, then, roast in the oven for 5 minutes.

10. When both mixtures are roasted, combine these mixtures together. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 196

Carbohydrates: 15 g

Fat: 11 g

Protein: 10 g

Cholesterol: 4 mg

Sodium: 306 mg

Sugar: 2 g

Fiber: 5 g

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Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 can (15.5 oz) chickpeas
  • ¼ cup finely shredded parmesan
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp red pepper
  • 1 cup almond slices
  • ½ tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Open and drain the can of chickpeas in a strainer. Pour the chickpeas into a large bowl.
  3. Mix the parmesan cheese, minced garlic clove, garlic powder, and red pepper in with the chickpeas. Lightly salt and pepper the mixture.
  4. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, then, pour the mixture onto the lined baking sheet.
  5. Begin roasting the chickpeas in the oven for 30 minutes.
  6. Pour the sliced almonds into a different large bowl and add the olive oil. Mix well so that all the almonds are lightly coated with the oil.
  7. Add the chili powder to the bowl and mix well.
  8. Line another baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  9. Place the almond mixture on the lined baking sheet, then, roast in the oven for 5 minutes.
  10. When both mixtures are roasted, combine these mixtures together. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Calories: 196 Fat: 11 g Carbohydrates: 15 g Sugar: 2 g Sodium: 306 mg Fiber: 5 g Protein: 10 g Cholesterol: 4 mg

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