Have you made any New Years resolutions?
Maybe your going to try to save more, or get to the gym a bit more often? You might think this is a perfect time to start a new hobby or eat a little healthier? Though I didn’t really make any resolutions, except to try to be a little thriftier at the grocery, there is just something about a brand new year that makes you want to make some sort of little resolution.
I think it is the thought of a nice clean slate. It is nice!
On New Years day I decided the very best way to start the year is with a clean house! I scrubbed the floors, counter tops, washed all the sheets, emptied the fridge and it felt so good! The only thing I didn’t do was was the dogs, and their beds. Some battles just aren’t worth fighting! ha!
These Ranch Roasted Chick Peas and a super easy, three ingredient snack that are surprisingly addictive! They are a little salty, and very crunchy, a great alternative to potato chips if you are counting calories and a perfect addition to salads if your looking to add a little crunch.
The key to nice crunchy chick peas is to make sure they are very dry. I used two cans of peas and drained and rinsed them then set them out on a towel to dry. You can speed up the process a bit if you want to lightly press them in between a kitchen towel or paper towels.
Once your chick peas are nice and dry toss them in olive oil and a pack of ranch seasoning and roast until they are nice and crisp!
- 2 (15 ounce) cans chick peas, drained, rinsed, and patted dry
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 package ranch seasoning
- Preheat oven to 425
- After you make sure your chick peas are very dry place them in a large plastic bag with olive oil and seasoning toss to coat.
- Spread peas out on a large foil lined baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
- Bake 25 minutes, turning once, then 20 minutes more.
- **Though I only actually turn these once, I do open the oven and give them a little shake a few times while cooking. This isn't totally necessary but it helps to keep them uniformly crisp.
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