I tried on my new bikini last night, and what ensued was a slew of curse words, a bottle of wine and a lot of tears. To keep this from happening every time I want to put on a bathing suit this summer, I'm kicking my usual high-fat snacks for these 150-calorie-or-less vegan ones instead.
Not only are these low in fat and calories, but they are completely dairy and meat free too. Whether you have a sweet tooth or are craving something salty, there's a low-calorie snack here you'll absolutely adore this summer. Oh, and the best part? You won't have to cry when you put on your bathing suit!
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Toss the chickpeas with sesame oil, and spread them out in a greased 9 x 13-inch glass baking dish. Sprinkle the chickpeas with the spice mix, liberally covering each chickpea.
Bake for about 40 to 45 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Serve immediately, or save in an airtight bag or jar.
3. Zucchini Parmesan crispy bites recipe
1 large zucchini, sliced into 1/4 inch thick slices
1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2-1/2 tablespoons crushed potato chips
2-1/2 tablespoons vegan Parmesan
Salt and pepper
1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. In a shallow bowl, mix together the crushed potato chips, vegan Parmesan, basil, salt and pepper.
In a large baking dish, evenly spread out the zucchini slices. Drizzle with olive oil.
Liberally sprinkle the tops of the zucchini slices with the crushed chip-Parmesan mixture.