Instead of calorie-rich nuts and salty pretzels, try Chick’s Mix, a heart-conscious snack with crunch and tang.

Heat 2 to 4 tablespoons canola oil in a heavy sauté pan. When oil is hot, add chickpeas (1 can garbanzos, thoroughly rinsed and drained) in large slotted spoonfuls, frying until they turn nut-brown.

Remove to paper towels, blot excess oil, and immediately dust with a natural, low-sodium, all-purpose seasoning. Serve warm.

—C.B.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving (1/4 cup):
Calories: 191
% fat calories: 38
Fat: 8g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Protein: 8g
Carbohydrate: 22g
Fiber: 7g
Sodium: 175mg