Finally a beautiful day, hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine!

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With that in mind, has anyone considered a spring cleaning of your snacking habit? The current issue of Food & Nutrition Magazine (courtesy of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics) features some great recipes for roasted chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans). These little guys bring a slew of fiber and protein which will help you feel satisfied and energized. They’re also great because they are a nutritional blank canvas! Roast and season them with whatever flavor profile you like. F&N magazine suggested:

  • Ginger-sesame
  • Cayenne-maple
  • Brown sugar-nutmeg

Find recipes and directions here: Roasted chickpeas three ways

We suggest trying:

  • Lemon zest & Old Bay seasoning
  • Siracha & garlic
  • or skip seasoning and drizzle roasted chickpeas in dark chocolate! Add a dash of sea salt too 🙂

Keep in mind, one carb serving will be about 2 ounces of chickpeas (110 calories, 16 grams of carbs)

Be aware of the calories in your additives! Nutrition info for plain chick peas: click here


 

Another interesting section was F&N’s app reviews

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Smartphones, tablets, and laptops aren’t going anywhere so we might as well use them to our advantage!

See if there are any apps that can help you stay motivated, organized, or mindful

Take a look here: Food Apps

Hope you find this interesting and helpful, please take a look at F&N’s website for more recipes and inspiration