To say that last week was a busy rush of insanity would be a minor understatement. You saw the roundup right? I was running from to and fro on the UnDiet book promo train and when I wasn’t out and about- I was at my computer chatting up UnDiet for our upcoming stops on the virtual Book Tour.
I can honestly say, life has never been quite so hectic, and maybe quite as exciting, as it is right now. It may surprise you to know that when I am busy or deeply focussed in my work- even when my work is all about great food- I often forget to get the great food into my body.
For this reason, I have been ensuring that I take time on the weekends to make some dense, easy grab and go power snacks to make sure my blood sugar remains stable and that I am always Eating For Awesome Energy. I get my fat and protein in to keep my brain humming along and loads of flavour to keep my taste buds dancing.
All last week, you could hear me coming from a mile away as my bag tinkle-clinked to the sound of Crispy Crunchy Chickpeas clattering around in my Wean Tubs. These were my go-to snack.
Chickpeas Are Awesome Because…
- Their fiberrificness supports digestive health.
- They are packed with anti-oxidants for immune super powers.
- The combo of fibre and protein makes them a blood sugar regulation dream.
- The denseness of their fibre increases satiety- meaning you can eat less and feel fuelled and full longer.
Most of us use chickpeas as a hummus spread, which is awesome. Some of us love to use them in stews like I do in one of the recipes in the Online Eating For Awesome Energy course– but few of us eat them as an easy snack in place of nuts or chips. Yes- a perfect nut-free, gluten-free, UnDiet loving snack!
Make them! And make lots. They go quickly!!! The recipe below is for one organic can (or about 2 cups of cooked), I recommend doubling the recipe.