Curry and Sriracha Roasted Chickpeas
If you’re after a spicy snack, these Curry and Sriracha Chickpeas will satisfy your spice and crunch cravings.
Curry powder not only contains memory-boosters cumin and coriander, it also contains turmeric. Turmeric seems to be good for just about everything: it’s thought to help with inflammation or joint paint and, because it contains antioxidants, prevent diseases. It is also purported to treat everything from heartburn to eczema.
Believe it or not, Sriracha has some health benefits, too. Since it’s made from red chili peppers, it contains capsaicin, an ingredient that has been found to kill prostate cancer cells and have beneficial effects on liver damage.
Roasted Italian Chickpea Croutons
If you have The Oh She Glows Cookbook, you’ll find this delicious roast chickpea recipe in its pages. If not, you’re in luck because the cookbook’s author Angela Liddon has shared this recipe with fellow blogger No Meat Athlete. These are the perfect crunchy chip replacement, especially if you’re into Italian food. The spices used, including oregano, cayenne, garlic powder and onion powder not only provide lots of flavour, the health benefits are numerous. Oregano has antibacterial and antiviral properties that help fight off infection, not to mention it’s loaded with antioxidants. Since garlic and ginger are also used to aid in symptoms of cold and flu, these chickpeas provide a winning combo of spices for your immune system.
Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas
You’ll be happy to know protein-packed roasted chickpeas aren’t limited to savoury snacking. You can make sweet ones, too. Enter these Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas.
Cinnamon is a classic spice, and for good reason. Not only will it make your house smell inviting and warm, it has an impressive array of health benefits. If you have a sweet tooth, it’s a good idea to add cinnamon to your dessert, too. That’s because this aromatic spice helps regulate blood sugar. It also reduces levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol. And can even be used as an anti-inflammatory.