What to have a snack on that you can feel good about? Chickpeas! Not straight from the can, but toasted in the oven, with just the right amount of salt and possibly some light seasonings. In fact, chickpeas can be an interesting and smart way to wiggle a touch of a new spice onto your palate. High in fiber, full of protein, low in fat, a little chewy, a little crispy, this is a snack that a mother could love. And forget the kids for a minute -- these make the most killer nibble with cocktails for entertaining or just for you and your other half to nosh.
From The Mom 100 Cookbook by Katie Workman (Workman Publishing; 2012)