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Kid school snack idea alert!  I put this recipe together in my quest to be creative about school snacks. This combination is packed with so much goodness, you can't go wrong.  I've chatted alot about pumpkin seeds, so let's focus on chick peas (or garbanzo beans). The most obvious benefit is the protein, chickpeas pack a punch and will give your kids that extra protein power. The second benefit is the fiber, we all need fiber to make our gut work. Chick peas also show benefits of controlling blood sugar and manages insulin secreation, which will help your kids (and you) get to the next meal. This snack has been kid approved in my house!

Ingredients
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
Turmeric Seasoning Mixture
  • 1 tbsp salt (course salt preferred) if not course, I would do 3/4 tbsp
  • 1 tsp paprika smoked paprika if you like!
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries or raisins, or chocolate chips, or dried cherries
Instructions
  1. preheat oven to 400 degrees F

  2. open, drain and rinse the chick peas

  3. place foil on the bottom of a baking sheet

  4. pat dry the chick peas, not fully dry...just not soaking wet

  5. place the pumpkin seeds with 1 tsp of sesame oil in a bowl and stir

  6. add in 3/4 tsp of turmeric mixture to pumpkin seeds and stir

  7. spread seasoned pumpkin seeds over foiled sheet

  8. in seasoned empty bowl add in chickpeas and an additional 1/2 tsp of turmeric mixture, then stir

  9. spread seasoned chickpeas with the pumpkin seeds on the foiled pan

  10. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 mins, then use spatula to turn chick peas and pumpkin seeds then put back in the oven for 10 mins

  11. let cool for 10 mins, then add in dried cranberries (or raisins, or chocolate chips, or dried cherries)

Candra Mae Wife of a Grocer

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