Monday, January 28, 2013

Spiced Chickpea Snack Mix.


I know I have been away from the blog a lot lately but work has been really crazy. I work on a team of three people, one has been on vacation, and I still am learning how to do things. It makes in pretty difficult. On top of that, he is not returning when planned and I have a lot of work that needs to be done for client meetings. It has been a little stressful but I really love the challenge. I honestly feel like I am doing a great job and I can't wait until I can do things on my own. I have a Barilla sponsored post that I will try to get out soon that includes a fun giveaway that I know you guys will enjoy. 

For now I will leave you with this recipe... Its a great snack food and healthy too. When I was in La Crosse a few weekends back I saw this recipe in Woman's Health Magazine and knew I had to try it. I actually had all of the ingredients in my kitchen, which always makes it more motivating. After baking the chick peas they were nice and crispy so you feel like you are eating chips. Beware: putting these on your desk at work might leave you snacking for longer than you want.

Baked Chickpeas

What you need:
- 2 cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix all ingredients and spread a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 22 to 24 minutes or until crispy. Let cool before eating.