- Book of Yum - http://www.bookofyum.com/blog -
Packing a gluten-free Vegetarian Toddler Nut-free Lunchbox: Roasted Chickpeas
Posted By yum On January 29, 2012 @ 9:02 pm In Chickpeas, JM friendly, Nut Free, Nutritional Yeast, Vegan, Vegetarian | 11 Comments
When we started Kira at her new preschool, we found that it was a nut-free facility. One of my favorite things about the place was that parents provided their own healthy lunches and snack supplements. But I started running out of ideas for things to send to school with Kira. She could only have fruit, crackers, pretzels, and snap peas so many times before it got old. One day I was somehow reminded of a recipe that appeared on many blogger’s pages some time back for roasted crunchy chickpeas. They were a high-protein, nutritious snack that didn’t need to be refrigerated, and it occurred to me that they might be perfect for her nut-free lunchbox. That morning I roasted up a batch and offered them to Toddler Yum. To my delight, she scarfed them down and loved the crunchiness of them. “Crunchy Chickpeas! I want more crunchy chickpeas,” she exclaimed, gobbling them up. I stole some of the batch and had to admit that they were indeed a tasty snack. More than a dozen batches later, they’ve become a household favorite with everyone from my carnivorous dad, low-carb mother, nutritional yeast fan DH and needless to say, me and toddler yum.
Stay tuned for any delicious recipes he comes up with… and the next sign up for Adopt a Gluten-free Blogger in early February.
Toddler or Mama’s Lunchbox Roasted Chickpeas
1 can chickpeas, drained
2 tsp olive or grapeseed oil
herb blend (I prefer bouquet garni or herbes de provence)
herbamare or other mild herbal salt blend (salt-free is ok)
1 tsp. nutritional yeast
Preheat oven to 400f. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Drain chickpea in a strainer. You may rinse if you wish to get rid of some of the salt. Put in a bowl lined with a cloth towel. Pat the chickpeas dry and rub off any translucent skins that come off easily. Turn the towel wrapped chickpeas upside down into the bowl, removing the towel. Drizzle your oil over the chickpeas and evenly distribute over the chickpeas. Pour the chickpeas onto the baking sheet in a single layer and sprinkle with your herb blend, herbamare, smoked paprika, and then nutritional yeast. Roast for 30-40 minutes. If you like them extra crunchy, but don’t want to run the risk of burning them, you can turn off the oven and keep the chickpeas in the oven until they have reached a desired level of crunchiness.
Toddler Yum loves this recipe!
Article printed from Book of Yum: http://www.bookofyum.com/blog
URL to article: http://www.bookofyum.com/blog/packing-a-gluten-free-vegetarian-toddler-nut-free-lunchbox-roasted-chickpeas-8629.html
URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.bookofyum.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/roastedchick.jpg
 Image: http://www.bookofyum.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/chickpeas.jpg
 Image: http://www.bookofyum.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/toddyumsearches.jpg
 Image: http://www.bookofyum.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/toddyumchick.jpg
 Image: http://www.bookofyum.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/toddyumtasteschickpeas.jpg
 Image: http://www.bookofyum.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/meandk2.jpg
 Side Dish: http://www.bookofyum.com/recipes_v2/listrecipes.php#Side Dish
 American: http://www.bookofyum.com/recipes_v2/listrecipes.php#American
 Diane’s Roasted Chickpeas: http://www.thewholegang.org/2010/09/roasted-chickpeas-recipe/
 Shirley’s Roasted Chickpeas: http://glutenfreeeasily.com/roasted-chickpeas-garbanzos/
 Jaden’s Roasted Chickpeas: http://steamykitchen.com/10725-crispy-roasted-chickpeas-garbanzo-beans.html
Copyright © 2010 Book of Yum. All rights reserved.