Chickpeas are full of nutrients and you can use them to create healthy snack ideas. These crispy chickpeas are a simple add-in to your kid’s lunchboxes and could also double as dinner! Not bad for something that’s probably hiding in the back of your pantry right now. Healthy snack ideas are within reach with this recipe!
All you need is a can of chickpeas and some spices (this homemade taco seasoning recipe works wonders, but you could also add flaky salt, smoked paprika, fresh chopped rosemary or your favorite mix of spices.) The pre-made taco seasoning mixes you can buy at the supermarket aren’t always fresh and can even have additives thrown in. This homemade taco seasoning is simple to put together, super flavorful and only take a few minutes to make. The trick: rinsing and drying the chickpeas really well before roasting.
You can even turn this healthy snack into a legitimate dinner! I use lettuce as a wrap, add plenty of crispy chickpeas, cauliflower roasted in the same taco seasoning, then top with guacamole, fresh salsa, thinly sliced red cabbage, a dollop of yogurt and a squeeze of lime. Tacos with a twist! Enjoy.
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