Why you should be eating: Chickpeas
Chickpeas are an inexpensive, versatile and nutritious snack that are easy to make and store. Add them to dishes for extra flavour and nutrients, or simply eat them on their own. They can be a powerful tool to help vegetarians and vegans ensure that they’re getting a good balance of nutrients as part of a healthy diet.
Here’s our top reaons why you should be eating them:
* High fibre and protein – Helpful in weight loss as they keep you fuller for longer
* Low in fat and low Glycaemic index
* Can help reduce your overall cholesterol levels
* Fantastic source of carbohydrates and provide steady, slow-burning energy
* Great source of soluble and insoluble fibre – Can help prevent digestive disorders
* High levels of calcium, zinc, manganese and magnesium
* High iron content – Can be great for giving you a boost of energy
Spicy Roasted Chickpea Recipe
One of our lovely customers, Claire Murphy, recently got in touch with us with this delicious chickpea recipe that we just had to share with you! Claire’s healthy, roasted, spicy chickpeas are full of fibre, and a good potato crsips substitute. Here’s how to make them…
Tin of Chickpeas
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Canola Oil Spray
1. Heat oven to 150°
2. Rinse and drain a tin of chickpeas. Pat dry with tea towel.
3. Place them in bowl, add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, a generous pinch of cayenne pepper, cumin, chilli powder and seasalt. Mix well so chickpeas are well coated. You can add a pinch of dried herbs too.
4. Spray an oven tray or baking dish well with canola oil spray, spread the chickpeas onto this, and give them a another generous spray on top with the canola oil spray.
5. Bake for 40 minutes, then turn them over, stir about, and bake for another 40 minutes roughly.
6. Serve warm or let cool.
A huge thank you to Claire for getting in touch and sharing her recipe with us! if you’d like to get in touch with us with your recipes, please email us at [email protected]