Roasted Chickpeas

April 07, 2017 0 Comments

So we were looking for a little snack to add to the lunch boxes, that tasted a little naughty so that the small people would love it. And we came across these, Michele has cayenne pepper on hers, so we removed that and they are just as delicious. We loved them so much that we made a double batch (with the cayenne) for a dinner party we recently held and had them with homemade guacamole and coconut cream - definitely a hit! They are so easy to make, require minimal attention and are packed with vegan, gluten free goodness. Definitely hard to say no to these.

Chickpeas (protein)
20% of the human body is made up of protein, we require protein for growth and repair of the cells in our body (bones, blood, muscles etc). Amino Acids are the building blocks of protein, our bodies produce most of them, except for 9 essential amino acids which we have to get from food sources. Chickpeas are considered to have a better protein profile than other pulses with high quantities of amino acids.
Chickpeas (Calcium)
Calcium is required by the body to build and maintain strong bones. Your heart, muscles and nerves also need calcium to function properly.
Chickpeas (Magnesium)
An essential mineral, absorbed in the gut and is important for energy, muscle health and bone health.

Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has been recently researched to aid heart health and reduce cardiovascular risk, when replacing unsaturated fats (study). It has also been reference as an anti-oxidant, anti0bacterial and linked to reducing stress.
Chickpeas (Phosphorus)
Next to calcium, phosphorus is the most abundant mineral in the body. These 2 important nutrients work closely together to build strong bones and teeth. About 85% of the body's phosphorus is in bones and teeth.
Chickpeas (Vitamin K)
Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that is most well known for the important role it plays in blood clotting. However, vitamin K is also absolutely essential to building strong bones, preventing heart disease, and crucial part of other bodily processes.
Paprika is a carotenoid. Carotenoids act as antioxidants which promote immune function, quench free radicals and protect against oxidative damage to cells.

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