Enter chickpeas. They're packed with nutrients, protein, good fats and are relatively low on the glycemic index. The dried variety are more nutritious than canned, but I used canned to make mine cuz that's all I had.
Here's how I did it (I didn't measure anything):
- Can of chickpeas, rinsed & patted dry
- Throw in a bowl & add olive oil, cayenne pepper, chili pepper, onion powder, garam masala, salt & pepper
- Mix everything together so they're evenly coated with EVOO and spices, then spread on a cookie sheet
- Stick in the oven at 450 for 30-40 minutes. (I checked it at 30 & took the really browned chickpeas out. Then cooked the rest for about another ten mins until they were slightly browned and crunchy)
Then I ate a handful :-)
They came out really good. They're super crunchy, spicy and just a tad salty.
Here's to hoping this will satisfy my 3pm carbohydrate craving tomorrow!