Roasted Chickpeas: Flavorful, crunchy, a healthy snack or a great addition to a healthy meal.
Roasted Chickpeas, a healthy, flavorful snack for times when you want something filling and packed with protein, yet tasty too. Make dry roasted chickpeas when you want a dish to eat that won’t kill your diet or you want some added protein in a salad or rice bowl.
Looking for a use for your garbanzo beans that everyone will love? Make my roasted chickpeas recipe. It’s so easy to make and everyone in your house will be grabbing for seconds. A roasted chickpeas snack is great for when you’re hungry and want to satisfy a salty craving, while still make a healthy food choice. But I also love having them on hand to add to power bowls, salads, and even the occasional wrap.
Are Roasted Chickpeas Good For You?
First off, I LOVE roasted chickpeas. Just pop them in your mouth and a burst of deliciousness awaits you.
Craving something salty? Instead of grabbing a handful of chips, grab a handful of roasted chickpeas. You will be pleased with the taste and you won’t hate yourself after eating them, like you do with fatty, greasy chips.
So, are roasted chickpeas good for you? YES!!! I want to shout yes from the rooftops because so often things that are good for you kids won’t eat or even as adults can be a chore to put in your mouth. They are packed with protein and you can control how much sodium you add.
I hate when a healthy food option only tastes good once you add on high calorie toppings. Fortunately this is not the case with oven roasted chickpeas or garbanzo beans. They are healthy and added spices are not going to add on calories.
Plus, garbanzo beans or chickpeas are packed with great things such as vitamins and minerals. This protein packed food has so many benefits.
Possible Health Benefits of Chickpeas:
- Healthy Bones
- Helps Lower Cholesterol
- Helps with Constipation
- Good for your Heart
- High Levels of Iron
- Relatively Low Glycemic Index (this can help with blood sugar levels)
- Protein and Fiber
- Possible Reduction of Diabetes (some studies indicate)
Are Roasted Chickpeas Good for Weight Loss?
With oven roasted chickpeas being so delicious and good for you, why wouldn’t you eat them? Plus, if you are trying to lose weight, in my opinion they are a great food option. They make for a high protein snack option, and a great way to fill yourself up or choose a better alternative snack.
Why are Roasted Chickpeas Good for Weight Loss?
- Roasted Chickpeas Can Help Curb Your Appetite!
There is nothing worse than being on a diet and wanting to go to the gym, but feeling weak because your carefully considered food choice let you down by making you still feel very hungry and giving you little energy to work with. When this happens you tend to skip your workout and then go and eat more food.
Because chickpeas are packed with protein, you will feel full and energized to go hit the gym and avoid binging on empty calories.
- Calorie Count is Good.
No matter how filling a food is if the price of calories is too high, then that is a food that you are probably going to want to avoid on a diet. Fortunately, considering how nutrient packed chickpeas are the calorie count really isn’t that bad.
How Many Calories are in Chickpeas?
There are about 268 calories in a cup of chickpeas. Is that too high? NO, not for what you’re getting.
A 268 calorie cup of roasted chickpeas that can be used as your protein for a meal is not bad at all, in my opinion. Add oven roasted chickpeas to some veggies, a salad, or to some cauliflower rice and you have got yourself a healthy low calorie meal.
Or, have a half cup of chickpeas for a snack and you have a nutritional filling dish for only 134 calories!!
In a nutshell, roasted chickpeas are great for a diet, but just like with most foods when on a diet, you have to be aware of your portion size or servings.
- Roasted Chickpeas are Healthy and Tasty!
It’s great when you find a meal or food that is healthy, but it’s not so great if the meal isn’t something you will want to eat. Healthy eating shouldn’t mean that the food you eat is a chore.
Eating more healthily means that you have to be more selective with portions on some foods and what food choices will be staples. Those staples should still be enjoyable, in my opinion. Otherwise, you will be more likely to go back to unhealthy habits.
That’s what is great about oven roasted chickpeas. On a diet or not, they are delicious and crave worthy.
How do you Make Dry Roasted Chickpeas?
Now that I have established what a great dish roasted chickpeas is, it’s time to learn how to make this great food. Don’t worry, it’s not hard at all.
There are different roasted chickpeas recipes and I can’t wait to tell you mine. It’s really good. However, first let’s just outline the basics of making dry roasted chickpeas.
How to Make Dry Roasted Chickpeas
- Preheat Oven to 400 Degrees
- Rinse and Dry Garbanzo Beans
- Drizzle with Olive Oil and Salt or seasonings of choices (you don’t need a lot so spare yourself the calories)
- Place Garbanzo Beans on sheet pan and roast for 30 Minutes in the oven.
- Shake Pan Every 10 Minutes
- Once Crispy, Take Out of Oven
- Coat with Preferred Spices if more are needed.
It’s really very easy!
Note: Use canned garbanzo beans that are precooked or get dry beans and cook in your instant pot ahead of time.
Get the Most out of Your Chickpeas!
My Oven Roasted Chickpeas are easy, tasty, and healthy! Win, win, win! They are great for a snack or an addition to a meal. Make them anytime for a delicious, healthy food option.
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- 2, 15- ounce cans chickpeas drained, rinsed, and set aside
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Toss chickpeas, olive oil, salt and pepper, and dried Italian seasoning together in a medium bowl.
- Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet
- Roast in a preheated oven for 15-30 minutes until chickpeas are golden and desired crispiness is achieved.
- Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
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