Thursday, July 24, 2014

Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas

Ever have those stressful weeks when all you want to do is drown your emotions in whatever junk food you can get your hands on? 
Yupp, that's me this week. And my weakness is potatoes. For the sake of getting married in 5 months I have cut as much carbs and starchy foods as possible. 

So instead of diving into french fries or a baked potato, I decided to make baked chickpeas. I LOVE hummus and I know you can bake the whole chickpeas and they turn out with crunchy outside and soft on the inside. Just like a french fry! But chickpeas have more nutrition to them then potatoes. So they are a healthy, but very filling snack. 



Chickpeas are full of protein so they will fill you up and you won't feel guilty like you would if you indulged in a bag of potato chips that have no nutritional value at all. 


I wanted to add more flavor to them, and since I have tried Go Veggie's Grated Parmesan, I've wanted to find different uses for it. 

This snack is the perfect combination of texture and flavor. How can you not love something that is cheesy? Plus, it only takes a small handful to fill you up, so you won't be eating and eating. These defiantly cured my cravings for fries. 



Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
1 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp Black Pepper
1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese (I used Go Veggie brand) 
2 Cans Chickpeas 

Directions: 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit   

Drain chickpeas and set aside. 
In a medium size mixing bowl, combine olive oil, salt, black pepper, and cheese until well combined. Add in chickpeas and stir until they are all coated. 
On a baking sheet, spread chickpeas out in a single layer. **Add more cheese on top if you want it even more cheesy. 
Bake for 45 min. 

Enjoy!!