Spicy Roasted Garbanzo Beans

by Christina Meyer-Jax MS, RD, Tastemaker in Residence

Super Bowl Snacks that Fuel the Fun (and not your buns :) - Here’s one of Christina’s snack recipes featured on tomorrow’s Fox 9 broadcast! There’s more to come at thespiritedtable.com tomorrow.

Have you been working hard with healthy eating and exercise habits in 2016? Don’t let Super Bowl Sunday, the second biggest eating holiday in America, derail your efforts. The average person consumes 2,400 calories during the game and most of it fried, greasy, and creamy.  Potato chip game day consumption alone clocks in at 11.2 million pounds of munching madness. That really is a Super “chip” Bowl!

Watch Christina Meyer-Jax (registered dietitian, nutrition professor and tastemaker) on KMSP FOX 9 morning show Saturday Feb. 5 with some great food and beverage ideas that will fuel the fun and keep you game day ready!  Remember spring break is right around the corner.

Spicy Roasted Garbanzo Beans

Adapted from www.swbeans.com

2 (15oz) cans S&W® Garbanzo Beans (drained, rinsed)
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 15×10-inch baking pan with sides with parchment paper.
  2. Dry beans thoroughly with paper towels. In medium bowl, mix beans with oil. In small bowl, mix all remaining ingredients. Sprinkle over beans and toss to coat.
  3. Spread evenly in baking pan. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until deep golden brown and very crisp, stirring twice.
  4. Cool completely before storing in covered container.