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    Brad Goudie
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    I have been seeking out new ideas for healthy PS Phase 1 friendly snacks. I found a recipe for spicy oven roasted chickpeas. Would this me a phase 1 compliant food snack?

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    Jessica Romeo
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    It depends on what else is in the recipe, is there some wort of oil? If so what kind? If yes, just be sure it is a limited amount and it would be just fine as a phase 1 snack option. Make sure to track the calories sufficiently I believe chickpeas are 100 calories per 1/2 cup, if I remember correctly. This will count as your protein portion for a snack 🙂 I have heard roasting them is delicious! I need to try this myself 🙂 Have a great day!

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    Brad Goudie
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    2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, thoroughly drained and rinsed (about 3 cups)
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1 teaspoon chili powder
    1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1/2 teaspoon sea salt

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    Rachel Fiske
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    Yum, sounds good! Let us know how they turn out 🙂

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    Brad Goudie
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    Will do headed to store now. Results this afternoon

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    Jessica Romeo
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    Looks good Brad! Definitely Phase 1 friendly 🙂 and yes it does sound good! I need to try this out sometime.

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    Monica Moriarty
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    How many servings of chicpeas can you have in one day? Is it like beans where you should only have one or does it count as a protein?

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    Jessica Romeo
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    Stick to 1/2 cup serving just like beans. It is essentially the same nutrition as other bean sources. It does count as one protein, the thing is that overall the protein in beans is relatively low in comparison to an equal calorie amount of say chicken breast. So that is why we say 1 serving a day, would rather you get the bulk of your protein from lean meat sources as this will keep you feeling full throughout the day.

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