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      Prep time: 10 minutes - Cook time: 25 minutes - Serves: 10 x 20g servings

      Roast chickpeas & almonds with smoked paprika

      A quick-and-tasty alternative to just plain nuts, they’re delicious served straight from the oven. They can be pretty firm on the teeth, so be careful as you crunch. 

      This dish is: Dairy free • gluten free • vegan • vegetarian • a source of protein • contains fibre • provides folic acid and vitamin E

      Each portion contains:

      Nutrition value Amount % Reference nutrient intake
      Energy 118kcal 6%
      Fat 6.9g
      Saturates 0.6g
      Sugars 0.6g 1%
      Salt 0g

      Nutritionist's tip

      Fibre rich snacks can help keep you regular if you’re suffering from pregnancy constipation1.


      • 400g tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
      • Leaves from 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary (about 1 tsbp), finely chopped
      • 2 tsp ground cumin
      • 1 tsp smoked paprika
      • 100g whole almonds
      • Freshly ground black pepper

      Recipe contains the following allergens: tree nuts (almonds). All nutritional claims based on analysis of 100g, but please note this is not the recommended serving size.

      Nutritional benefits

      * Chickpeas: Contains protein which provides the building blocks for your baby to grow2

      * Almonds:  Contains Vitamin E. An adequate intake of vitamin E during pregnancy is associated with a lower likelihood of your child developing asthma and respiratory issues later in life3,4


      1. Preheat the oven to 200oC (fan 180 oC), 400 oF, Gas Mark 6.
      2. Toss the chickpeas, rosemary, cumin, paprika and pepper together on a large baking tray. Spread them out in an even layer and bake for 15 minutes until just beginning to crisp up.
      3. After this time, scatter in the almonds and give everything a good toss together. Return to the oven for another 10 minutes until the chickpeas are crisp and have caught colour.
      4. Remove from the oven, top into a bowl, allow to cool a little more then serve.

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      1. NHS. Your pregnancy and baby guide [Online] 2018 Available at: [Accessed June 2018].
      2. NHS. Healthy Eating Pregnancy [Online] Available at: [Accessed July 2018].
      3. Turner SW et al. Associations between fetal size, maternal α-tocopherol and childhood asthma. Thorax 2010;65(5):391-7. 
      4. Devereux G et al. Low maternal vitamin E intake during pregnancy is associated with asthma in 5-year-old children. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 2006;174(5):499-507.

      Last reviewed: 7th September 2018

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