Roasted Chickpeas

So.Addicting.

Make sure to look at the nutritional facts on the chickpeas can first. Don’t be like me and eat the whole can after you’ve roasted and then decide to look at how many calories there are!

These are SO easy and quick. They are quite fabulous by themselves, but also make excellent salad toppers.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 2 tbps olive oil
  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • salt
  • cayenne pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Open chickpea can, drain, rinse and dry with towel
  • Remove any outer skin that has shedded from the chickpeas during the rinsing and drying process
  • Combine olive oil with spices in bowl
  • Stir in chickpeas
  • Place in oven on baking sheet
  • Bake for 25-30 min with a 3 min broil at the end (or until golden brown).

Where did all the protein go?

Where will you get protein from? That was the one question I heard over and over after going vegan. To be honest, I wasn’t sure how to answer! While I knew there were numerous options available (besides animal products) I wasn’t sure how to incorporate them into my every day diet.

The Dietary Reference Intake suggests 56 grams of protein/day for the average sedentary man and 46 grams of protein/day for the average sedentary woman. Key word: sedentary- think about how much more you need when you’re active! To check your personalized protein needs, use this calculator.

Here are some suggestions for quick protein options to spice up your salad and get the necessary protein!

  • Beans/Lentils
  • Chia Seeds
  • Plant-Based Patty
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Nut Cheese
  • Quinoa
  • Tofu