MMMM chickpeas. Whether adding them to a salad, roasting them, or coating them in dark chocolate… they are by far my favourite of the legume family. They also go by the name ‘garbanzo beans’.
So… what are they good for?
Chickpeas are a great source of protein and fibre.
Per 1/2 cup of chickpeas (canned) you will get 10g of protein and 8g of fibre. With almost ZERO grams of saturated fats. This makes chickpeas a great vegetarian protein source and meat substitute.
How can you eat them?
- Puree (make a hummus or use as an alternative to nut butters in recipes)
- Roasted (crunchy snack)
- Add canned chickpeas to salad
- Add canned or dehydrated chickpeas to soups
- Roast and coat in dark chocolate for dessert
I usually buy canned chickpeas. Once they are rinsed and drained, I add them to salads for an extra protein source, roast them to have as a snack, or roast them to coat in dark chocolate for dessert!
This legume has so many different ways it can be used. It is definitely an ingredient you should consider adding to your nutritional lifestyle.
…. I made sure to include chickpeas in my day today 😉
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2 thoughts on “My Main Chicks: All About Chickpeas”
making hummus 🙂
I love Chickpeas..
just started following you, thanks for the chickpea goodness
I have a vegan blog as well, http://www.veganneeds.com
Hi Brooke, Can you email me so we can collaborate? I own a gym here in London and love your posts! Kari
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Kari Schneider MSc, CATC, CEP, CSCS Empower Conditioning 206 Piccadilly St. London Ontario N6A 1S1 http://www.empowerconditioning.com