Looking for a quick, crunchy, and healthy snack to power you through those study sessions? Say hello to Crispy Chickpeas!
As the back-to-school season approaches, it’s time to prepare for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Whether you’re a student gearing up for a new semester or a parent ensuring your child is ready for the academic year, one thing is certain: snacking is an essential part of the journey. Instead of reaching for sugary or processed snacks, why not opt for something both delicious and nutritious? Enter Crispy Chickpeas – the ultimate back-to-school snack.
Why Crispy Chickpeas?
Crispy chickpeas are the perfect snack for those busy school days. Not only are they incredibly easy to make, but they are also packed with essential nutrients that will keep your energy levels steady and your focus sharp.
Here’s How to Make Them:
- 1 can of chickpeas
- Olive oil
- Your favourite Taste of the Okanagan Seasoning (Okanagan Magic, Gaga For Greek, South of the Border or Dill-icious)
Drain and wash the can of chickpeas. Dry them well, then spread them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast for about 15 minutes at 400°F. Remove the chickpeas from the oven and drizzle with olive oil. Stir until all the chickpeas are coated, then sprinkle with your favourite Taste of the Okanagan Seasoning (Okanagan Magic, Gaga For Greek, South of the Border or Dill-icious). Return to oven and roast for an additional 10 minutes, stir the chickpeas and roast for 10 minutes more. Turn off the oven and let chickpeas cool with the door open.
The Health Benefits:
Crispy chickpeas are not just delicious; they’re also incredibly healthy. Here’s why they’re an ideal snack choice for students:
- Protein-Packed: Chickpeas are a great source of plant-based protein, helping to keep you full and satisfied.
- Fiber-Rich: They’re also rich in fiber, which aids in digestion and promotes a feeling of fullness.
- Steady Energy: The combination of protein and fiber in chickpeas ensures your energy levels remain stable throughout the day – perfect for those long study sessions.
- Nutrient-Rich: Chickpeas are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, including iron, magnesium, and vitamin B6, which are important for cognitive function and overall health.
Snack with a Purpose:
Crispy chickpeas are more than just a delicious snack; they’re a choice that fuels your body and mind. When you choose wholesome snacks like these, you’re making an investment in your well-being and productivity.
Share the Joy:
Don’t keep this snack discovery to yourself! Snap a pic of your crispy chickpeas and share it with your fellow students or parents. Encourage them to ditch the less nutritious options and join you on the path to healthier snacking.
- Drain and wash the can of chickpeas.
- Dry them well, then spread them in a single layer on a baking sheet.
- Roast for about 15 minutes at 400°F.
- Return to oven and roast for an additional 10 minutes, stir the chickpeas and roast for 10 minutes more.
- Turn off the oven and let chickpeas cool with the door open.