Honey Roasted Chickpeas with Sea Salt

I recently made honey roasted chickpeas with sea salt. I love snacks that are salty and sweet and these were the perfect combination. They came out being crunchy, flavorful, and a perfect snack. This is also a snack full with  fiber and protein. It’s a perfect snack for watching TV or a movie.

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Ingredients:

  • 15 ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon canola oil (or other neutral tasting oil)
  • sea salt, add to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Empty chickpeas into a colander. Rinse until no longer foamy and drain. Put chickpeas onto paper towels to pat dry. (Optional: remove skins from chickpeas. Not necessary, but I recommend it).
  3. Place chickpeas in a single layer on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes, or until chickpeas are crunchy. (If they’re soft, put them back in for 5 minutes until crunchy).
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk honey and oil. Add hot chickpeas and toss to coat. Pour chickpeas back on lined baking sheet and return to the oven for 5 to 10 minutes, or until caramelized. Sprinkle with sea salt, as desired, and let cool. Store in an airtight container.

Recipe from Alida’s Kitchen.

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What To Eat Before A Workout

Exciting news! Plated is going to be publishing some of my food recipes and roundups on their blog and vice versa. Plated is a company that makes cooking fun and convenient. The Plated chefs choose seven meals for the week and they send you all of the ingredients and recipes so that you can make the meals at home. (Take a look at the menu to learn what you can start making.) This article was very relevant because I often wonder what to eat before working out.

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When you get into one of those stretches where you’re hitting the gym consistently, you want to make sure you’re getting the most out of it. What you eat before your workout is key. So, we’ve compiled a list of foods with the optimal amounts of protein, carbs, and good fats to for fueling up. (They’re even downright palate-pleasing.)

Snack on one of these, wait 30 to 45 minutes, then go get your sweat on.

Apples (Plus Peanut Butter): Apples give you good natural sugars, while the peanut butter provides protein and unsaturated fats—AKA “good fats.”

Bananas: Bananas are loaded with digestible carbohydrates as well as potassium, which aids in muscle function.

Oats: Oats contain B vitamins, which help convert carbs into energy, and fiber, which keeps that energy at consistent levels during your workout.

Whole Grain Bread: A slice of whole grain bread is another good source of carbohydrates. Top it with a hard-boiled egg or couple slices of turkey for a protein boost.

Fruit Smoothies: Aside from being flat-out tasty, these smoothies are a great way to pack a lot of healthy fruit into a single glass. They’re high in both carbs and protein, which prevent muscle damage.

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