When It Comes to Weight Loss| These 9 Chickpea Recipes Are Here to Help
Chickpeas seem to be everywhere lately u2014 and for good reason: they’re high in protein| fiber| folate| and zinc. And in a small study| chickpeas have also been shown to aid in weight loss. We love how versatile they are: whether roasted on their own| tossed in a salad| or even used in dessert| chickpeas seem to make every recipe better! See a few of our favorite uses here.
| Spicy| Mexican-Inspired Roasted Chickpeas
These spicy roasted chickpeas are full of heat and crunch. Like baked kale chips| roasted chickpeas are a great way to satisfy a chip craving u2014 minus all that fat u2014 and you get all the nutritional benefits of chickpeas.
| Spiced Carrot Soup With Roasted Chickpeas and Tahini
This Middle Eastern spiced carrot soup is creamy without using cream and is garnished with perfectly spiced chickpeas. It’s a meal that feels decadent while still remaining light.
| Roasted Honey Cinnamon Chickpeas
If you’re craving something sweet that won’t doom your diet| then try these roasted honey chickpeas. High in protein and fiber| chickpeas offer a satisfying crunch when roasted and will leave you with a boost of energy.
| Spicy Chickpea Barley and Quinoa Veggie Burger
Our spicy chickpea burgers are a cinch to make. Just whip up the mixture| and heat up the patties. You can also freeze them to heat up later: wrap each patty (make sure they’ve cooled) individually| and store in the freezer. You’ll never buy premade veggie patties again.
| Chickpea Cookie Dough
Vegan and gluten-free| this sweet chickpea dip is an excellent source of fiber and protein. It makes one sweet| healthy snack that tastes just like cookie dough!
| Mediterranean-Spiced Chickpeas
These za’atar- and cumin-spiced roasted chickpeas make an excellent snack or garnish for soups and salads. They also require minimal effort to make!
| Vegan Chickpea Curry
After one bite of this chickpea and sweet potato curry with coconut rice| you will be sold. Each serving is about 400 calories| and because this recipe serves six| you can impress your friends with this bold yet easy-to-make dish| or save the rest for tomorrow’s lunch.
| Chickpea Avocado Salad
This chickpea avocado salad takes less than 10 minutes to make| and you can even make a batch ahead of time to have a few days’ worth of meals.
| Marinated Chickpea Salad
You’ll love that the zesty flavors of this marinated chickpea salad get better over time. Have a bowl for dinner| then enjoy the next day for lunch.