If you’ve never had crispy roasted chickpeas before, and you’re curious about them, here’s my advice: don’t buy them at the store, make them from scratch yourself.
There’s a huge difference between freshly seasoned and roasted chickpeas and the pre-packaged, pre-made kind.
Of course, if you’re in a pinch, the pre-made ones are an easy alternative that’s just as healthy.
When I find a food I like, I tend to make it for months straight, in various variations, until I become sick of it and then I don’t have it for months, even years!
When I was younger, it was peanut butter and fluff sandwiches and then in high school, it was Honey Nut Cheerios and ham and cheese sandwiches. Still to this day, I don’t think I can have a ham and cheese sandwich, I really overdid it.
Now, I’m into roasted chickpeas and oatmeal bowls with nut butter and spiralized apples (like this one.) I can’t get enough of these two, and today, we’re talking about the chickpeas!
These chipotle spiced chickpeas offer the perfect spicy crunch to this Tex-mex dish, full of heart-healthy veggies like bell peppers, butternut squash, and of course, avocado (a fruit, not a veggie, though.)
The avocado dressing is my favorite part – it’s slightly garlicky with the tanginess of cilantro and lime. I like to also thin this out with red wine vinegar and use it as a salad dressing! Here, it works well as a dressing or even in dollops, as pictured.
For me, it’s another short week! I’m leaving Thursday to visit my family in Florida. I’m getting exhausted from all the travel, but it’s a busy month for me! This is a prime example of why it’s important to capitalize on the times that you’re slow, because when times are busy, they’re REALLY busy. When it rains, it storms, right?
Nutritional Information & Recipe
Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 10 points
*These points were calculated using the official Weight Watchers SmartPoints calculator. We are in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers, we are providing this information based on popular demand.