More Wintertime Snacks

Want a few healthy snacks to go along with your Chip Buffet, Buffalo wings, and 7-Layer dip this Superbowl Sunday?  Look back at my post about roasting, and try one of these:

Roasted Garbanzo Beans with Pistachios
(pictured above).  Roasted garbanzos are one of my favorite substitutions for chips or crackers, and they got even better when my friend Kari Lauritzen added pistachios to the mix!  Simply drain and rinse a can of garbanzo beans (chickpeas), toss with a little olive oil, roast at 425 for 15 minutes or until browned and pretty crunchy.  Pour into a small bowl with some shelled pistachios and sprinkle with coarse salt.

Roasted French Green Beans

Empty the contents of a bag of green beans–they sell them pre-cut & washed at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Costco–onto a baking sheet, toss with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper, and roast for 12-15 minutes at 425.  They are supposed to get brown on the ends and wilt…if you want them crunchy, roast for only 3-4 minutes.  For a fun presentation (again thanks to Kari for this creative idea!), put them in a glass like this so people can just pull out a bean at a time.
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