Chickpea Three Way!!!
Recently I have started cooking and experimenting more with healthy vegetarian food. I love learning new recipes and decided that after my detox last year that I would eat vegetarian for at least 2 meals a day and sometimes 3 meals. This is called a Flexitarian Diet because I am still eating chicken, fish and some grassfed beef although much less of it than before. And I still get a hankering for BBQ ribs every once in awhile. I am from Texas after all. The Flexitarian Diet is a way to stay healthier and prevent disease. As I told you last week, I am taking an online plant certification cooking course called Rouxbe. These recipes were all inspired by my course.
I have always loved chickpeas There are many names for these small beige beans that many call Garbanzo beans. They are a staple in Middle Eastern cooking and your favorite hummus is made from chickpeas. Chickpeas can be bought dried, or in cans. They are so healthy for you!
The intake of 2 cups is equal to an entire daily value of FIBER! They can lower your blood sugar and can help you with digestive problems. After whipping up many different dishes I picked my favorite three for you to try out. Here is a hearty Italian chickpea stew, tuna-less salad, and chickpea snacks.