Like my breakfast quiche cups, this snack is one that I learned about when I first started South Beach, adapted to suit my needs, and have loved ever since. It’s also one of the easiest snacks to make.
sprinkle with your seasoning (apparently I forgot to take a picture of that part!)
chick peas (aka garbonzo beans)
oil (I use canola)
seasoning (I use McCormick’s salad supreme)
Rinse the chick peas and put in a baking pan. Drizzle with oil (it doesn’t take much) and shake until all chickpeas are covered (I never measure but my best guess is that I use about one tablespoon of oil). Then season as you wish (I love this salad supreme seasoning and that’s the only way I’ve ever fixed them but I know other people like them plain with salt, or cinnamon flavored, or garlic, etc.). Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes until they are crispy. I like them best right out of the oven – that’s when they’re crispiest. Since it’s probably not a good idea to eat the whole pan by myself I put the rest in the fridge to store them. Some people don’t refrigerate theirs and that seems to work too. These are really good to put in baggies and have as snacks on the go.
One serving (1/2 cup) is about 125 calories (depends on how much oil you use). This is a good snack for all phases of South Beach.