Chickpeas

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are incredibly nutritious and important to a plant based lifestyle. They can be eaten in a lot of different ways - cold, baked and crisped, slow cooked, tossed in with salads, added to curries, mashed into spreads, and blended into hummus. But did you know chickpeas are high in manganese, soluble fiber, folate, magnesium, potassium, protein and iron?  Check out what one cup of boiled chickpeas gives you:

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  • 4.2g Fat
  • 0mg Cholesterol
  • 477mg Potassium (13% Daily Value)
  • 45g Carbs & 12g of Fiber (48% Daily Value) - because chickpeas are a soluble fiber the carbs are broken down and digested slowly balancing blood sugar levels
  • 15g of Protein (30% Daily Value)
  • High in Iron (26% Daily Value)
  • High in Maganese (84% Daily Value) - provides energy production and antioxidants
  • High in Folate & Magnesium (19% Daily Value) - lowering bad cholesterol levels and strengthening blood vessels.

Chickpeas are super versatile. Check out these recipes and ideas for easy cooking:

Hummus: 1 can drained & rinsed chickpeas, 8 oz tahini, juice of 1 lemon, pinch of salt - blended up

Mash chickpeas and avocado together with a little lemon juice and spread on bread

Roast chickpeas until they are crispy and eat like nuts

Tossed into salads