Crispy black-eyed peas with sea salt-A Healthy Snack

in , by Julie Nichols, February 09, 2018
Snacking can be an excellent way to keep you satisfied between meals as long as you snack smart. Crispy black-eyed peas with sea salt is a healthy snack alternative with a boost of fiber and a great source of vitamins and minerals.  A half-cup of black-eyed peas contains 70 calories.  This recipe made with simple ingredients is flavorful, crispy, and nutritious.  I made this irresistible snack in about 30 minutes with sea salt, Old Bay, and olive oil.  Make this recipe in advance for a healthy grab-and-go snack, pop them in your mouth by the handful or sprinkle them on top of a salad.


Snack Smarter

Crispy Black-eyed Peas With Sea Salt-A Healthy Snack


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When I get the urge to snack I crave something crispy and salty.  Usually, a bag of potato chips or a can of salty nuts. I made a promise to myself this year that I would snack smarter and be mindful of the snacks I choose. That is why I love this snack so much, it satisfies my cravings for crispy & salty  It almost feels like I am cheating, because let's face it; any SNACK that is crispy and salty is delicious! (at least in my book anyway)


I put together a shopping list of the ingredients that I used for this recipe.  You might already have some of them in your pantry.  If not you can purchase them in the grocery store or purchase them online at Amazon by clicking on the links below.



Ever since I discovered how much fun and how easy it is to make this irresistible snack, I have been experimenting with different beans like black beans and chickpeas.  So if you're not a fan of black-eyed peas either one of the above might be a good alternative for you.  A tip to getting the beans crispy is to make sure they are dry before you pop them in the oven.  I used organic beans for this recipe, that is just my preference you can use regular beans, just make sure you rinse them well because some canned beans have salt and preservatives.


Add protein not carbs to your salad.  Place a handful of the roasted beans in a salad, they are healthier than store-bought croutons with fewer carbs.



Key Vitamins and Minerals 

  • Thiamin
  • Folate
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorous
  • Potassium 
  • Zinc
  • Copper

Four Interesting Facts 

1.  Black-eyed peas are actually beans, not peas.  Beans are a type of legume that has edible seeds sandwiched inside a double-seamed pod. 

2.  Black-eyed peas got their name from their characteristic appearance of a small black dot resembling an eye.

3.  They do not contain any fat or cholesterol

4.  One cup of black-eyed peas has 11 grams of fiber and 13 grams of protein

Keep scrolling for the recipe.  You can download it and print it.


ps- I love keeping these on hand in case cravings strike!  Oh, and did I mention they are a crowd-pleaser at gatherings and they make for a fantastic gift, packaged in a pretty container.

Below is the recipe, if you'd like you can download and print it by clicking on the link.

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