My husband has been begging me to find the recipe for the “Cool Ranch” seasoning that goes on Doritos chips. He wants to sprinkle it on veggies for a healthy snack.
I’ve tried many a recipe on Pinterest promising to taste just like the chips, and this one is the best so far.
I’m not so sure about using it on veggies (sorry hun), but I decided to try it on chick peas. I love roasted chick peas. So tasty, easy, full of protein….I even like to overcook them a bit, so they’re extra crunchy. Blackened chick peas, coated in salty goodness? YUM.
This seasoning mix doesn’t require any crazy ingredients.
In fact, you probably have most, if not all, of the ingredients in your pantry right now.
So I’m celebrating a foodie victory. I can finally check this challenge off of my list.
You know what else I’m celebrating?
No more back pain.
Everything, well pretty much everything, went back to normal for my body after the baby. I didn’t have a c-section, and the birth was a smooth process, so I healed nicely. Felt like myself again.
Except for my back.
When I had my first daughter, I had to stay an extra day in the hospital because my back was in such bad shape. I figured it was the result of carrying around an extra 30 pounds and then pushing a person out. Turns out, back pain is a possible side effect from an epidural. So your choice (if you react to the shot like me) is to have natural labor or deal with debilitating back pain. Suffer now or later. Great options, no?
Anyway, I took some strong pain pills and eventually recovered a few weeks later.
This time around, I left the hospital after one day, and felt fantastic. And then, excited to be my normal size again- jumped right into cleaning, weeding, and running around in preparation for my daughter’s birthday party.
If you are pregnant, I have some advice: REST after you have a child. Even if you feel great. Even if you have more energy than your husband.
All that activity wrecked my back. I could barely walk, let alone hobble up and down our stairs. It was awful.
And you know what the kicker was? My back would feel better after a good night of sleep. So on the nights when baby girl barely slept, not only was I sleep-deprived, but my back hurt extra much the next day. Good times.
But, I’m finally over that hump now. No longer popping motrin like candy and planning my day to make as few trips up the stairs as possible. Hallelujah!
The things we do for our kids.
Cool Ranch Roasted Chick Peas
- 1 can chick peas
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon dried dill
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Drain and rinse the chickpeas and place them in between two layers of paper towels. Press the layers of paper towel together to dry out the chick peas.
- Add the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and dried dill to the chickpeas and toss to combine, making sure the chickpeas are evenly coated.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Transfer the chickpeas to the prepared baking sheet and spread them into an even layer.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, stirring once after 20 minutes.
- Allow to cool slightly and enjoy!