Roasted Turmeric Chickpeas

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I love roasting chickpeas for a healthy snack. With their high protein and fiber content, chickpeas make for a great snack. They help to control blood sugar levels, improve digestion, increase satiety, and are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals. I tossed my chickpeas with turmeric, cumin, rosemary, black pepper, pink salt, and avocado oil. The flavors came together so nicely.

I chose these spices for their many health benefits and great taste!
Cumin is known to help aid in healthy digestion, decrease inflammation, has antiviral and antibacterial properties, and boosts immune system health.
Turmeric has many healing, medicinal properties. It is a very powerful spice. Turmeric is rich in antioxidants and full of bioactive compounds that offer very powerful medicinal properties. Curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric, is a very strong antioxidant, with powerful anti-inflammatory effects. This helps to reduce inflammation within the body, reducing risks of diseases, disorders, and infections. Curcumin, an anti-inflammatory compound, is also known to have anti-neoplastic and anti-carcinogenic benefits.
Curcumin is also found to help patients with arthritis, preventing and treating Alzheimer’s Disease, lower risk of heart disease, delay aging and age-related chronic diseases, and many more.
Always pair turmeric with black pepper. Curcumin, when consumed as is, is expelled quickly by the liver, without getting the chance to be absorbed into the blood stream.
The piperine in black pepper allows for proper absorption of curcumin by 2,000%.
This happens because the piperine dilates blood vessels for better, quicker, and more efficient absorption into the blood stream.

Ingredients:
2 cans organic chickpeas, rinsed
Avocado oil spray (see below for what I use)
2 tsp turmeric, ground
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp rosemary
1 tsp Himalayan Pink Salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
2. Place chickpeas in a large mixing bowl.
3. Spray avocado oil throughout chickpeas and toss.
4. Add rest of ingredients.
5. Toss and mix until thoroughly combined.
6. Place chickpeas on a sheet of parchment paper over baking sheet.
7. Roast in oven for 30-35 minutes, or until crispy and golden brown.
8. Allow to cool. Enjoy!

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