I love chickpeas! I love their versatility, their flavour and that they’re inexpensive, nutritious and filling! What more can you want?
This week I thought I’d share with you 3 Of My Favourite Chickpea Recipes including my spicy chickpea hummus. I use it as a spread on sandwiches and rolls, as a baked potato filling and as a dipping snack. Just cut up slices of red, yellow and orange peppers, match sticks of cucumber, sliced apples, small cauliflower and broccoli florets and you can happily dip and eat all afternoon!
Then there’s my plant-based Red Pepper, Chickpea and Spinach soup. I often have it for lunch as it’s warming, satisfying and keeps me feeling full throughout the afternoon.
And lastly, there’s my Chickpea, Lentil and Spinach stew. It tastes amazing and is made with the fresh ginger, chilli, cumin and coriander. I’ve served it here with brown rice and Black Cavolo, also known as black kale, black cabbage and Tuscan kale, but you could also using it as a filling for your baked potato, taco or chapati. When I cooked it the other week for dinner there was enough left over for me to have for lunch the following day and to freeze a portion to have again later.
Remember that legumes are bursting with goodness, including protein, calcium, copper, phosphorus, manganese and magnesium as well as being a great source of iron. They also have thiamin and folic acid as well as riboflavin and vitamin B6. Talk about nutrient packed!
They’re also packed full of fibre, both soluble and insoluble, which means they’re great at filling you up with essentially no calories. You should aim for at least 40g of fibre per day. You can read more about the power of fibre here.
Here are 3 Of My Favourite Chickpea Recipes:
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If you’re just starting out on your plant-based journey then the following articles will help you.
How to get started on your plant-based journey to learn about the power plate. It was developed by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and provides optimal health for you and your family and is brilliantly flexible so you can eat in a way that suits your taste and lifestyle whilst getting all the nutrients you need.
If you’re struggling to eat more whole grains everyday, check out my five tips to help you here: How to easily eat more whole grains everyday
A typical food plan for the day may look like this:
Oatmeal/porridge for breakfast made with water or plant-based milks such as rice milk. Topped with fresh fruit such as sliced banana. Two slices of wholemeal toast, spread with 100% fruit jams. Read about my 7 of the best ever plant-based breakfasts
Water and/or tea or coffee, black or made with plant-based milks.
Mid morning snack of fruit, or read my post on 11 simple plant based snacks to enjoy at work
For an afternoon snack remember to check out my suggestions here: 11 simple plant based snacks to enjoy at work
Now it comes to dinner. What’s quick to make, nourishing and doesn’t cost the earth? Try some of my delicious dinner recipes.
Let me know in the comments section below if you’ve enjoyed making my 3 of My Favourite Winter Bean Soup Recipes. I always love hearing from you!
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