Most snacks are grain based, sugar based, or just plain high in calories.

Here’s an idea.  Season and bake up some beans or peas.  Loaded with fiber, they have staying power.  They are also low in fat and calories.

  • 15 oz can of beans/peas, drained and well-rinsed
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder

(you can use any seasonings that you like – plain old salt and pepper works well)

1  .Toss the beans with the seasoning and oil (you can skip the oil too)

2.  Spread them out on a cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 400 F oven until crisp (about an hour).

3.  Keep an eye on them, and shake them a few times.

These are a great way to add legumes to a salad – crunchy and full of flavour.