Chickpeas are full of magnesium, B6 and B9 (folic acid) which makes them an excellent, healthy snack in between meals or at night-time. Magnesium and B vitamins promote a number of actions in the body which lead to sleep.
To make roasted chickpeas
1. Drain 1 can chickpeas, rinse, then allow to dry. Preheat oven to 200degC/400degF.
3. Place baking paper on an oven tray, place dry chickpeas on top and roast in preheated oven for 15 minutes (do not add the spices or olive oil yet – the chickpeas will crisp up better if they are roasted first before adding the oil).
4. Remove from oven and place chickpeas in a heatproof bowl. Drizzle with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil and mix well. Add the spices and mix to coat.
5. Place back on the oven tray and roast for another 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, mix so they roast evenly on all sides, return to oven and roast for another 5-10 minutes, until golden.
6. Turn off the oven. Open the door slightly and leave the chickpeas to cool in the oven to allow them to become ultra crisp.
March 19 is World Sleep Day! Make this a year for better sleep. Your health depends on it.
You’ve heard the expression ‘waking up on the wrong side of the bed’ – a phrase that’s often applied to people who are irritable, angry or impatient. It turns out it’s not far from the truth. The way you feel has a lot to do with how you’ve slept. Sleep deprivation is linked to a growing number of psychological disorders, with stress, anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder high up the list. Read more of my post for World Sleep Day over at Ecosa: https://www.ecosa.com.au/blog/post/the-relationship-between-sleep-and-mental-health-by-a-qualified-sleep-expert.html
While dreaming and the occasional nightmare are both common and normal responses to daily activities, increased REM sleep (the dream phase of our sleep) is indicative of depression. Read more here: http://ow.ly/aftp50DzKK7 or visit www.howtosleepwell.org