Garlic roasted chickpeas and spicy roasted chickpeas are a healthy alternative to your typical tailgating snack. Allergy-friendly, nutritious, affordable and tasty — garlic roasted chickpeas and spicy roasted chickpeas will soon become your favorite go-to snack!
football season is in full-force which means beer, cheese dip & calories on top of calories. now I’m not saying i won’t dive head first into the rotel or french onion dip when i show up at a tailgate, but having healthier options makes me feel less guilty when I realize I single-handedly finished the entire bowl.
i wanted to think outside of the box for some healthy tailgating snacks & the result was two recipes for roasted chickpeas — garlic roasted chickpeas and spicy roasted chickpeas 🙂
now, before you exit out of this post like “LOL chickpeas at a tailgate??” hear me out…
i took my dad to a titans game and all i saw around me were hotdogs, pizza & nachos. oh and of course beer, beer & more beer. the most popular snack however, was a good ole classic bag of peanuts!
i add peanuts, almonds & cashews to just about everything so i was totally on board with this whole peanut/football trend.
andddd then i was like.. what about all the poor souls with peanut allergies? let’s just take a moment of silence for them because peanut butter is pure joy in a jar… ( as seen in my peanut butter chocolate chewy-o’s ) so, these unlucky people were my inspiration for both spicy chickpeas and garlic roasted chickpeas!
i love having a crunchy, salty snack to munch on mindlessly while i anticipate what is going to happen next in the game — (i’m a nervous eater) — i’m also a grazer, so roasted chickpeas are a great option for me when i’m not hungry enough for more buffalo chicken dip, or hungry at all hehe, but still find myself patrolling the table of food.
while most tailgate snacks will counteract all the hard work you put in at the gym during the week, these little gems will not! chickpeas are a great source of protein, fiber, vitamins & minerals. they are just oh so satisfying.
so, at your next tailgate, i challenge you to place out a bowl of these flavorful roasted chickpeas alongside your spread of delicious snacks 🙂
looking for more health tailgating snacks? here you go!
- Skinny French Onion Dip
- Roasted Beet Hummus
- Bartlett Pear Honey Pecan Crostinis
- Cauliflower BBQ Chicken Pizza
- 1 can chickpeas
- Olive oil cooking spray
- 1/2 tsp garlic salt
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- ¼ tsp fresh cracked pepper
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp garlic salt
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- preheat the oven to 415 F
- Drain chickpeas and pat dry with a paper towel
- while they are slightly damp, toss in oil so they are evenly coated
- toss chickpeas in your combined seasoning of choice
- line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- pour chickpeas onto paper and spread out evenly
- bake for 25 mins, tossing every 6 or 7 mins — they burn easily!
- remove and cool
Did I win you over or do you still think I’m crazy?