Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are a plant source of fibre and protein. A half-cup (the recommended serving), is approximately 135 calories, with 25 per cent of your daily fibre, 13 per cent of your iron and eight grams of vegetarian protein. As an added bonus, canned chickpeas an inexpensive healthy snacking option, for the nutrition-conscious runner on a budget.

IMG_5225_thumb1) Salt and vinegar roasted chickpeas

Flavoured like your favourite potato chip, but much better for you, this recipe is from Angela Liddon’s Oh She Glows blog, an excellent resource for any runners curious about trying out some delicious vegan recipes. You can read our review of the Oh She Glows cookbook.

pumpkinchickpeas22) Roasted pumpkin pie chickpeas

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These chickpeas are made using pumpkin butter, which you can purchase, or if you’re feeling really ambitious, you can make your own.

3) Maple cinnamon roasted chickpeas

Coconut oil, maple syrup and cinnamon are all it takes to create this healthy snack.

4) Chocolate covered roasted chickpeas

This has got to be one of the healthiest to indulge in a chocolate craving. Don’t knock it until you try it.

5) Smokey roasted chickpeasMG_3447-410x458

Store these in a glass mason jar for a cute and healthy hostess gift.

6) BBQ roasted chickpeas

Get the barbecue flavour, minus the meat with this summery snack. Resist the urge to snack until these chickpeas are cooled.

7) Simple lemon zest roasted chickpeas

Lots of people talk about having a sweet tooth, but few acknowledge the other side of the spectrum: the sour tooth. These zesty chickpeas are a perfect snack for a bit of a pucker.

8) Dill pickle roasted chickpeas

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Another (healthier) take on the traditional potato chip flavour, this recipe won’t leave you hankering for your junk food craving.

9) Crunchy taco chickpeas

That’s right: taco and chickpeas. Enough said.

10) Balsamic roasted chickpeas

Made with extra virgin olive oil and a variety of herbs and spices, these chickpeas make for a gourmet inspired snack.


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