healthy filling snacks

Vegan Cheese Recipe by April Norris

Vegan Cheese Recipe by April Norris

Looking to make the most delicious non-dairy cheese?! You've found it right here in BennerFit with guest blogger April Norris.

Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins Are Yum In My Tum!

Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins Are Yum In My Tum!

Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins! SCRUMTIOUS!

Chips?? Please. Chickpeas! A Simple Healthy Snack Recipe


I have something to admit. I'm a potato chip addict. Or, I was...

I mean if I truly had things my way and whatever I ate instantly turned into pure nutrition in my belly, I would eat potato chips and sandwiches for every meal.  So I've been looking for cures for my potato chip addiction - like delicious kale chips (holy moly) and cauliflower fries (game changer) - both of which I might add to the Benner Fit site. But I found a new gem last night that I cooked up, and yeah... super simple, super tasty.  And for all you men out there trying to kick up the health factor but want some football munchies - these will do the trick.

SPICY CHICKPEA CRUNCH:  inspired by Fitsugar


1 can of chickpeas (aka garbanzos, the garbanz, chickerdeepea) 1 tbsp. of olive oil 1/2 tsp. of salt 2 tsp. of spicy seasoning (I used Mrs. Dash Super Spicy Seasoning Blend)



Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Drain your can of chickpeas. Pat them dry with a paper towel (be sure to get them good and dry - this will help with the crunch! If they stay too moist they will get soggy.) Mix your chickpeas, oil, spices and salt up in a bowl. Pour them on to a cookie sheet, and spread them thin so they are one nice layer.



Pop them in the oven for about 30-35 minutes stirring every 10-15 min. to avoid burning. Make sure they are nice and crisp! Pour them out, add some more seasoning if you like (I liked mine as-is fresh out of the oven). Get to crunching! Some will be extra crisp and some will be softer - but all will be tasty.

...Easy peasy fresh and breezy!