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Tuesday Tip: DIY Roasted Chickpeas with a side of Honesty

Honesty….it is the best policy. Many people have asked what weight loss program I am on and I realized I have not really disclosed what I am doing to lose weight in 2018. This blog is about my journey to live a healthier lifestyle and losing weight is part of that plan. I am currently on a weight loss plan (I cringed typing this because it sounds so cliche for the New Year) that supports my health profile.  I have struggled with my weight for years and really took last year to take control of my own body. I was able to shed 30 pounds with a combination of Weight Watchers and Flexible Dieting. Both programs were great with many advantages and disadvantages. I knew I needed something else and my body was screaming “I need something more!” I went to the people I trust most with my health, my doctors at Collaborative Health Partners. Together we brainstormed and they made me feel so good on the journey I took in 2017.  I had food allergy testing done by a naturopathic physician which indicated a high sensitivity to many different foods but gluten and dairy were at the highest level. As much as I would like to deny that these food give me problems, I do notice a huge difference in my energy level and health when I eliminate them from my diet. I knew I needed to find a weight loss program that would support these new “restrictions”. 

My Current Health Journey

Currently, I am working with a certified nutritionist through the POP Weight Loss Program. When the summer ended and my life got crazy again Flexible Dieting was not working for me. I needed something to hold me accountable weekly and was more personalized for my dietary needs. When school started I quickly spiraled out of control with my food choices. I dreaded going back to Weight Watchers only because I have done it so many times and always got to the same point where I would lose motivation and stop. The only thing I liked was the weekly weigh-ins because facing the scale kept me accountable.  I loved working with Coach Paige virtually this summer but needed an even more personal approach. I knew I needed person to person consultation to make this work. I researched different options in my area and found POP. I reached out for a consult and immediately fell in love with the nutritionist and the approach. 

What is POP? (From their website)

It is a medically supervised personal, one-on-one, program specifically customized just for you. It will teach you how to lose weight and keep it off forever.

Pop was founded by Dr. Rebecca Cipriano, a board-certified medical doctor, and author, with a master’s degree in clinical nutrition. Pop Weight Loss is a dynamic and unique program that offers continual, personalized support from certified practitioners and nutritionists throughout your entire weight loss journey.

I began the program in November to get my feet wet into what life would be like using the POP program. I officially started on January 2, 2018. I will let you know how it is going in a few weeks. I will tell you I am loving my journey thus far!

On that note here is a quick recipe that I have used as a quick snack on the go that is high in protein and so filling. This snack helps with those salty crunch cravings that sometimes happens in the afternoon hours. I have seen them in bags already done at Natural Food stores, but I wanted to use a surplus of chickpeas that have been hiding in my pantry. These are simple to make and even the kids can’t stop snacking on them. 

Serves 16

Roasted Crispy Chickpeas

A crispy high protein snack that will get you through the afternoon crunchies!

10Prep Time

30Total Time

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  • 2 15-ounce cans chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon salt


    Heat the oven to 400°FOpen the cans of chickpeas and rinse thoroughly.
  1. Dry the chickpeas by patting the chickpeas with a clean dishtowel or paper towels. This is an important step to ensure they cook to crispy perfections. Let them to air-dry for a few minutes.
  2. Spread the chickpeas out in an even layer on the baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and stir with your hands or a spatula to make sure the chickpeas are evenly coated.
  3. Roast the chickpeas in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes: Stir the chickpeas or shake the pan every 10 minutes to avoid burning. A few chickpeas may get crispier than others. I just take those out of the pan to avoid burning. The chickpeas are done when golden and slightly darkened, dry and crispy on the outside.
  4. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with salt. Let chickpeas cool slightly and enjoy.


You may want to toss the chickpeas with the spices: Sprinkle the spices over the chickpeas and stir to coat evenly. Suggestions include chili powder, ranch seasoning, pepper. I stored portions in a mason jar to keep them crispy. My suggested serving size is 1/4 cup.


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  • My Nebraska Kitchen
    January 10, 2018 at 2:52 am I am not a soft chickpea fan, do not like the texture. Are these crispy all the way through? I would like to try them, .
    • momontherun
      January 10, 2018 at 6:55 am I found the longer I kept them in the oven the crispier they got. If you like crispy my suggestion is to make smaller batches so they can be eaten right away.
  • Kori Evans
    January 10, 2018 at 12:36 pm This sounds amazing!! Good luck to you on your journey! I’m starting mine as well! Thank you for this post!!
  • Tonya
    January 10, 2018 at 7:47 pm These sound yummy! And congrats to you on your weight loss journey! Youve got this!
  • Stephanie
    January 10, 2018 at 8:45 pm I've seen recipes so many times for roasted chickpeas and have never tried them. They look amazing and so simple. I'll have to try them soon and see if my boys like them as well.
  • Rose
    January 10, 2018 at 9:23 pm Good luck on your weight loss journey. As long as you have a support system you will do well. I love reading everyones goals this year. We eat chick peas here in different ways. I have wanted to try the crispy ones maybe now I will.
  • Marjie Mare
    January 10, 2018 at 10:59 pm I love everything about chickpeas, but I never thought about roasting them. I am going to try this tomorrow. Thanks for sharing that.
  • Ray Ruzzo
    January 11, 2018 at 6:02 am I love roasted chickpeas. Have you tried them with truffle oil? Amazing. Congrats on taking on a new program. I really hope it works out for you. Weight Watchers can be a vicious treadmill. I did it a few times and it's effective, but it makes you stuck to their ways. Health is a learning journey, and I can't wait to see how yours goes!
  • Angela Tolsma
    January 11, 2018 at 7:49 am I haven't had roasted chickpeas in forever. My husband loves wasabi chickpeas but I hate them, so it would be awesome to try out a different kind!
  • April
    January 12, 2018 at 1:10 am I can't wait to hear more about the program as more time passes! This chickpea recipe looks so yummy! April | www.thebluehydrangeas.com
  • David Elliott
    January 12, 2018 at 2:56 pm I am curious as to how this recipe would turn out. I have had hummus before and had chickpeas in salads. But I have never decided to roast them before. They do look quite delicious though and I can imagine they would taste great crunchy.
  • Ariel
    January 13, 2018 at 8:33 pm I have never heard of that weight loss program, sound like a great program though. The chickpeas sound pretty good roasted, easy to make as well. I am going to have to try this, thanks for sharing.
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