Frustrated that you cannot seem to find a snack that won’t ruin both your figure and health? You can quit looking for it at your favorite grocery store because it’s very much possible to make one in your very own kitchen! Continue reading to learn how to make spicy roasted chickpeas that make for delicious and nutritious snacks.

Prior to learning how to make these crunchy treats with a little kick, let’s first spend our time knowing why this homemade snack is good for your health.

Chickpeas are some of the most versatile legumes on the face of the planet. They are commonly added to curries and soups, plus they can be turned into hummus. Since you can find chickpeas just about anywhere you look, it means that you can have it incorporated into your regular diet easily, letting you have:

A stronger immune system

Chickpeas contain zinc and vitamin C, both of which can help in making your immune system strong and reducing your risk of suffering from an upper respiratory tract infection.

Young-looking skin

Vitamin C present in chickpeas also helps make your skin beautiful and youthful because it’s vital for the production of wrinkle-preventing and sagginess-fighting collagen.

Regulated blood sugar levels

If you have diabetes, then it’s a wonderful idea for you to regularly consume chickpeas because its fiber content can help in regulating the levels of sugar in the blood.

Prevented constipation

We all know that fiber which chickpeas are very rich in can help in warding off constipation. Experts say fiber may also lower colon cancer risk.

Lowered cholesterol

Numerous researches have shown that the regular consumption of fiber-rich chickpeas can help in lowering the levels of bad cholesterol or LDL cholesterol, thus lowering risk of heart disease.

Increased muscle mass

Vegetarians run to chickpeas to get their supply of protein which, as we all know, is so important for building, maintaining and repairing muscles.

Eliminated unwanted pounds

Chickpeas are also very good at promoting weight loss because it is very low in fat, plus it is heavy on the stomach so it can easily keep food cravings from showing up.

There are so many other health benefits that chickpeas are known to bring, but it’s time for us to learn how to turn chickpeas into crunchy and spicy snacks that are so good for your taste buds, figure and overall health.

Ingredients:

2 15-ounce cans of chickpeas 

2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil 

1 teaspoon of ground cumin 

1 teaspoon of smoked paprika 

1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper 

1/4 teaspoon of sea salt (finely ground)

Directions:

-Before anything else, have the oven preheated to 200°C which is equivalent to 400°F.

-Place chickpeas in a colander and rinse under running water. Allow to drain very well afterwards.

-Grab a few pieces of kitchen paper and pat dry chickpeas.

-Reach for a medium-sized mixing bowl and place chickpeas in it.

-While gently stirring chickpeas with a wooden spoon, get them drizzled with extra virgin olive oil.

-Sprinkle ground cumin, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper and sea salt while still gently stirring.

-Grab a baking sheet and line it with parchment paper.

-Spread seasoned chickpeas across the baking sheet and place in the oven.

-Cook for about 20 to 30 minutes, carefully shaking the baking sheet every 10 minutes to ensure even cooking.

-Transfer the baking sheet onto a wire rack and allow roasted chickpeas to cool completely.

-Transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy!

It’s so easy to make spicy roasted chickpeas that won’t ruin your figure and health! Don’t forget to keep the remaining ones in an airtight container!

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