Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are featured in an array of dishes throughout the world, including in Africa, India, the Middle East, and Europe. Chickpeas are rich in fiber, folate (vitamin B9), manganese, and other minerals. Several studies have found that eating chickpeas may improve cholesterol levels and reduce blood sugar.
Instead of munching on these processed snacks, you can easily make your own: Just spread a can of drained, rinsed chickpeas on a baking sheet, drizzle with a little olive oil, and sprinkle with your favorite spices, such as garlic powder, oregano, chili powder, or curry powder. Stir to coat and bake at 375 F for 15 to 30 minutes, depending on how crispy you want them.