My kids don’t watch too much TV during the week but when it comes to the weekend, we allow them to stay up a little later and choose a favorite movie. After a big dinner, we cuddle up on the sofa and pick a new title (lately it’s been Star Wars and Frozen for the 100th time…) We’ve been experimenting with different snacks for movie night and one that we love and is so much healthier than pretzels or chips is crunchy chickpeas. They are super easy to make and the bonus is you can make any flavor you want depending on your mood or which movie you are watching.
Here’s how you make them…
1 large can garbanzo/chickpeas (I especially like the Eden Organic brand as they are cooked with kombu, a Japanese seaweed which helps digestion)
1 tablespoon olive oil
Spices of your choice: curry, turmeric, oregano, basil, cajun, chili, paprika – whatever takes your fancy!
- Rinse the can of garbanzo beans/chickpeas and dry really well with a dish towel (this is key to developing a good crunch).
- In a large bowl, toss with a tablespoon of olive oil and your sea salt and spices.
- Roast on a flat baking tray at 400F for about 30 minutes (shake a little half way through cooking) until crunchy!