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  • Writer's pictureEmmanuelle Burelli

Snacking on Whole Foods

Updated: Dec 26, 2021

When it comes to snacking, do you tend to eat highly processed food and treats? Donuts, cookies, bread and butter, chocolate bars, chips,… It’s very common and people usually do it without even thinking or because those foods happen to be easily available at home.

Some great alternatives are: fruits, raw veggies with a dip (carrots, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, celery, tomatoes), almonds, mixed nuts (unsalted, dry roasted), whole grains with fruits (yes, oatmeal can be a snack too!).

Here’s the recipe of a quick snack adding a portion of healthy legumes to your diet.

Toasted Spiced Chickpeas

1 can chickpeas

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (optional - I don't use it)

2 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp black pepper

Any fresh herb that you have on hand (rosemary, thyme, sage)

Preparation

Heat the oven to 350˚ and position the rack in the center

Toss the chickpeas, oil (if using), cumin, garlic powder, chili powder and black pepper in a large bowl until well coated. Pour onto a large baking sheet and spread in one layer.

Bake until browned and crisp, stirring occasionally, 45 to 60 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes .

Eat the chickpeas still warm as a snack or add them to a salad or a Buddha Bowl. So delicious!

I make them without oil for a lighter version. Let me know if you are tempted to try this recipe!

[Recipe adapted from “Blue Zones, the Science of Living Longer”, National Geographic, photo from Dimitri-photography on Unsplash]

When it comes to snacking, do you tend to eat highly processed food and treats? Donuts, cookies, bread and butter, chocolate bars, chips,… It’s very common and people usually do it without even thinking or because those foods happen to be easily available at home.

Some great alternatives are: fruits, raw veggies with a dip (carrots, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, celery, tomatoes), almonds, mixed nuts (unsalted, dry roasted), whole grains with fruits (yes, oatmeal can be a snack too!).

Here’s the recipe of a quick snack adding a portion of healthy legumes to your diet.

Toasted Spiced Chickpeas

1 can chickpeas

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (optional - I don't use it)

2 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp black pepper

Any fresh herb that you have on hand (rosemary, thyme, sage)

Preparation

Heat the oven to 350˚ and position the rack in the center

Toss the chickpeas, oil (if using), cumin, garlic powder, chili powder and black pepper in a large bowl until well coated. Pour onto a large baking sheet and spread in one layer.

Bake until browned and crisp, stirring occasionally, 45 to 60 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes .

Eat the chickpeas still warm as a snack or add them to a salad or a Buddha Bowl. So delicious!

I make them without oil for a lighter version. Let me know if you are tempted to try this recipe!

[Recipe adapted from “Blue Zones, the Science of Living Longer”, National Geographic, photo from Dimitri-photography on Unsplash]





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