Who says you can’t snack on popcorn at the movies!  Try this healthy “legal” snack that you can enjoy while on all the Phases of your TLC-Program!


  • Chickpeas (canned in brine) – from allowance
  • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil – from allowance
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoons dried Thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Cumin
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Cooking Spray (Spray and Cook)


  • Heat oven to 220 degrees
  • Drain, rinse and dry chickpeas in a tea towel
  • Spray a small roasting pan with cooking spray
  • Add chickpeas to the pan
  • Stir in the rest of the ingredients until all the chick peas are well coated
  • Roast in the oven stirring from time to time until the chickpeas start to “pop”
  • Cool and enjoy on its own before a meal or sprinkle on your salad!

Remember this is part of your vegetable allowance and must be eaten with or very close to your meal time!