5 Things You Can Do With Chickpeas + Giveaway

Not sure what to do with a can of chickpeas? Check out 5 Things you can do with it for quick, easy, and healthy eating for everyone! 

I love chickpeas and if you are regular reader, you probably already know that. They are one of my favorites legume - it is super inexpensive, versatile, and nutrient rich which is why I am dedicating a whole post on chickpeas. PS. 2016 is the year of legumes, so let's give these little nuggets all the attention it deserves - chickpeas or garbanzo beans belong to the legume family and are a wonderful source of plant protein, providing 15 grams per each cup. It is also a great source of fiber and other vitamins and minerals. A cup of cooked chickpeas provides 12.5 grams of fiber — half of the daily fiber intake recommendation for women or one-third of of the daily fiber recommendation for men. 

food, Pleasure, and Health.png

Salads: Make yourself a big batch of chickpea salad for the week such as Lunchbox Chickpea Salad // Chopped Kale & Chickpea Salad

Lunchbox Chickpea Salad is naturally gluten-free, vegan, and very flexible. It requires a bowl, 10 minutes, and you will have lunch for days!

Soups : Throw a can of chickpeas to your favorite soup..It adds a nice texture as well as boosts the nutrient content of your soup. Try this one pot Chicken and Chickpea Soup!! 

Chicken and Chickpea Soup is a rustic, one pot recipe that calls for minimal ingredients. It is naturally gluten-free and loaded with two different protein sources, chickpeas and chicken thigh.

Sandwich: If you've never tried Smashed Chickpea + Avocado together on a toast - you are missing out! 

smashedchickpeaandavocadosandwich1

Roasted Chickpeas: Have you heard about company the Good bean? These folks are dedicated to making roasted chickpeas and chips made with chickpeas . They recently sent me some of their products to try and I am in love with it. If you are into snacking (duh, who isn't right?), you should definitely check out their products. Giveaway details below! 

IMG_8991

you can make your own Tandoori Roasted Chickpeas! 

hummus wrap

And lastly everyone's favorite - the great hummus. Use your favorite hummus to make a hummus wrappastacauliflower hummus bites, or simply hummus eat by the spoonful. 

You can buy chickpeas dried or canned at most grocery stores. If using dried chickpeas, make sure to presoak chickpeas ahead of time. Here's a straight forward recipe for cooking dried chickpeas on a stovetop. As of late, I am into slow cooker chickpeas!

Canned chickpeas are lot more convenient, quick and a nutritious staple to add to your pantry. When possible, get the low/reduced sodium and BPA-free kind and rinse chickpeas before using to discard sodium/preservatives/chemicals.

For Giveaway: Tell me your favorite snack. I will randomly select a winner (US only) next week. Winner will receive best selling roasted chickpeas + chips from the Good bean

Linking up with  Running on HappyThe Fit Foodie MamaConfessions of a Mother Runner and A Whisk and Two Wands for Meatless Monday.

Thank you the Good bean for kindly sending me your products to try. I was not compensated to write this post, as always all opinions are 100% mine!