Megan Koscinski, MS, RD
Who doesn’t love a crunchy snack that you can feel good about eating? Most snack foods are low in nutrients and high in calories. After weight loss surgery, patients must prioritize protein to minimize lean body mass loss. These roasted chickpeas are a good source of protein and fiber, which are recommended after metabolic and bariatric surgery. Whip up this recipe in 30-minutes, and enjoy these crunchy chickpea snacks all week long!
2 cans of garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp paprika
¼ tsp black pepper
1 tbsp chipotle chili powder
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Rinse, drain, and dry the chickpeas.
Mix chickpeas with the oil and spices in a large bowl, evenly coating all beans.
Spread evenly on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 30 minutes. At the 15-minute mark, gently shake the pan or carefully stir with a long spoon or spatula.
Remove from oven when the chickpeas are crispy or done to your liking.
Serve and enjoy!
Portion size will vary after metabolic and bariatric surgery based on your current food stage and tolerance. Consult with your bariatric healthcare team about appropriate food options based on your individual needs for each phase of your bariatric journey.
- Serving Size
- 1 serving (113g)
- per serving
- 3.7 grams
- 19 grams
- 4 grams
- 3 grams
- 6.5 grams