11 Chickpea Recipes on Pinterest So Yummy You Won't Miss Meat
Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, is my favorite legume. Whether bought canned or dried, this versatile bean is always on my shopping list. Prior to becoming a vegan, I just added chickpeas to my salads along with a hard boiled egg, black and kidney beans as meat substitute. Now chickpeas are often featured as my main course in most of my recipes; it's no longer just a topping to me and is consistently on the list of foods I'm absolutely obsessed with.
Benefit of Eating Chickpeas
Chickpeas are a nutrient dense food that brings with it many health benefits; this makes it a great ally for me as I battle my PCOS and pituitary tumor conditions.
- Chickpeas are a good source of fiber and consuming fiber can lower blood glucose levels.
- Chickpeas contain iron, phosphate, calcium, magnesium, zinc and vitamin K which helps maintain bones structure and strength.
- Did you know that the potassium in chickpeas can help lower your blood pressure?
- Or that the fiber, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B-6 it contains can help support bone health?
- Chickpeas also contain selinium which detoxifies cancer causing compounds, decreases tumor growth rate and prevents inflammation.
- Chickpeas are a source of choline, which helps with sleep, muscle movement, learning and memory.
- The high fiber content of chickpeas also prevents constipation, promotes a healthy digestive tract, increases satiety and reduces appetite.
Yummy Chickpea Recipes from Pinterest
You may notice an Indian theme with these dishes; it's because I love Indian food. Curry, garam masala, coriander, tumeric, and cumin seeds are spices I use to bring out the awesome flavor of some these dishes.
If you love chickpeas and Indian spices as much as I do, check out these yummy chickpea Pinterest recipes.
- Quick Chana Masala - http://pin.it/MWEN7pA
- Curried Chickpeas with Spinach - http://pin.it/AZbItaF
- Easy Chickpea Curry with Basmati Rice - http://pin.it/VkI14Cq
- Kung Pao Chickpeas - http://pin.it/xftkSfz
- Coconut Chickpea Curry - http://pin.it/ipdmSpK
- Slow Cooker Butter Chickpeas - http://pin.it/-PIGYKj
- Doubles (Curry Chickpeas and Spicy Flat Bread) - http://pin.it/-PIGYKj
- Homemade Falafel with Tahini Sauce - http://pin.it/SHm0Di3
- Chickpea Stew - http://pin.it/1eL9RhC
- Chickpea and Guacamole Tacos - http://pin.it/krX7jnl
- Crispy Cauliflower Tacos (Chickpeas are in this one too!) - http://pin.it/WlGwMXU