Cozying up indoors is a great way to spend a cool fall evening. The ultimate compliment to that "Can't-Put-It-Down" read or "I-Swear-Just-One-More-Episode" series is an equally addictive snack. The good news is you can always strike a balance between health and pleasure. We've got tons of ready to go options in our aisles that fit the bill, and we've also got tons of ingredients you can use to get creative in your kitchen and make your own! We've shared a trio of our favourite 'base' snacks, that offer nutritional benefits and can easily be seasoned to suit your mood!
Chick peas are high in fibre and protein, rich in folate, and are a vegetarian source of iron. They also provide zinc, phosphorus, and B vitamins! When roasted, they become an easy to munch finger food, with a satisfying texture and a mild base flavour that lends itself to all kinds of seasoning combinations. Follow the links below for some super tasty ways to dress them up!
Roasted Chickpea Seasoning Suggestions
While popcorn may often be seen merely as a melted butter delivery system, those fluffy kernels are actually full of fiber, polyphenolic compounds, antioxidant, vitamin B complex, manganese, and magnesium content, which can all work to help improve your digestion, lower your cholesterol levels, and control your blood sugar. It's true that salt and some quality butter is always a winning popcorn topper, and nutritional yeast has muscled in as another favourite addition in recent years, but there are truly endless options to try out! Here are a few we really enjoy:
Popcorn Topping Ideas
Free your florets from cutlery! Cauliflower is another naturally mild tasting food that supports a whole range of flavours while offering significant nutrition. Cauliflower contains folate, as well as vitamins C , K, B-6, B1, B2 , B3 , and E, and also has vital minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, and manganese. Like chickpeas, when the florets are roasted up they become a fun finger food and popcorn alternative. Here are links to some of the flavours we like!
Cauliflower Popcorn Recipes