Exquisitely Spiced Oven Roasted Chickpeas

  

My new food crush! 😍 Tired of Crisps & Popcorn with your Saturday Night Movie? Try these Amazingly Tasty Healthy little morsels! Full of fibre & much healthier than nuts. I had some trouble pointing my Chickpeas as I have a can from Aldi coming in at 4pp drained weight & a can from Supervalu coming in at 8pp for the same drained weight both stored in salted water so I’m at a loss! I’m going to go with the higher one to be safe & say these serve 2 at 4pp each. Check points on whatever brand you use to be sure! You can use any array of Spices you want on these or lightly salt them. Here’s what I used:

1 400g (240g drained weight) Chickpeas

Sprayoil

1 Tsp Smoked Paprika

1/4 Tsp Cayenne Pepper

1/4 Tsp Chilli Powder (I used Mild)

1/4 Tsp Ground Cumin

1/4 Tsp Garam Masala

  

Drain your Chickpeas into a Colander & rinse well under cold running water. Shake well to remove excess water. Place in a bowl lined with several sheets of kitchen paper & rub the Chickpeas well to dry. The outer shells will come off when you rub them & that’s perfect they are better with the shells off. They need to be bone dry so repeat this several times, leave them sitting in the bowl for 10 minutes or so & come back & repeat the drying with the paper towels ensuring all moisture is gone. Spray lightly with sprayoil & add spices & mix well to coat all the Chickpeas. Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper & sprayed lightly with oil. Bake in a preheated oven at 200c for about 30 to 40 minutes until crisp & crunchy. Watch them closely near the end so they don’t burn. Serve immediately or allow to cool & Enjoy!

  

Lovely Creamy Cheat’s Houmous with Tortilla Chips & Carrot Batons

Snack Attack – This beautiful houmous is Free on Filling & Healthy for when you’re feeling Munchie, lovely for a snack while watching a Sunday Night Movie! Here’s the Skinny: Houmous; blitz in your food processor:

  • 1 can drained, rinsed Chickpeas
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 4 Tbsp 0% Fat Greek Yoghurt
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/4 Tsp Ground Coriander
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Squeeze of Lemon Juice

Blitz until Smooth, Place in a Bowl & Garnish with Smoked Paprika, Lemon Slices & Coriander. Tortilla Chips; 1 Weight Watchers Wrap lightly sprinkle with water, sprinkle with Smoked Paprika, Cut into Triangle Chip Shapes, Bake for approx 8mins in a 180c preheated oven, keep a good close eye on them, these little buggers are quick to burn! Chop 1 Carrot into batons & Enjoy!