When It Comes to Weight Loss, These 9 Chickpea Recipes Are Here to Help

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.

How 1 Can of Beans Turns Into 3 Healthy Recipes

How 1 Can of Beans Turns Into 3 Healthy Recipes

Not again! You opened a can of beans last week to sprinkle on your salad, and you had every intention of using them in another recipe, but you totally forgot. And now that awful atrocious, rotten bean smell is the price you have to pay. Never let another can of beans go to waste! Here are three recipes you can make to ensure you use up that entire can of chickpeas.

| Metabolism-Boosting Smoothie

Start your morning off with a boost! Made with Greek yogurt, almonds, broccoli, and 1/4 cup of chickpeas (or cannellini beans), this 343-calorie metabolism-boosting smoothie offers 30.4 grams of protein.

| Vegan Chocolate Frosted Doughnuts

You’ll never guess that the secret ingredient behind these soft and moist chocolate frosted doughnuts is chickpeas. This recipe uses one cup.

| Cocoa Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Chickpeas

Use up the five ounces you have left and make these cocoa cinnamon sugar roasted chickpeas. Either bake up one-third of the recipe or add your five ounces to another can and match one large batch. Not a fan of chocolate? Make these honey-roasted cinnamon chickpeas instead.

How 1 Can of Beans Turns Into 3 Healthy Recipes

How 1 Can of Beans Turns Into 3 Healthy Recipes

Not again! You opened a can of beans last week to sprinkle on your salad| and you had every intention of using them in another recipe| but you totally forgot. And now that awful atrocious| rotten bean smell is the price you have to pay. Never let another can of beans go to waste! Here are three recipes you can make to ensure you use up that entire can of chickpeas.

| Metabolism-Boosting Smoothie

Start your morning off with a boost! Made with Greek yogurt| almonds| broccoli| and 1/4 cup of chickpeas (or cannellini beans)| this 343-calorie metabolism-boosting smoothie offers 30.4 grams of protein.

| Vegan Chocolate Frosted Doughnuts

You’ll never guess that the secret ingredient behind these soft and moist chocolate frosted doughnuts is chickpeas. This recipe uses one cup.

| Cocoa Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Chickpeas

Use up the five ounces you have left and make these cocoa cinnamon sugar roasted chickpeas. Either bake up one-third of the recipe or add your five ounces to another can and match one large batch. Not a fan of chocolate? Make these honey-roasted cinnamon chickpeas instead.

Meet Your New Favorite Snack: Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

At Nopalito, a Mexican eatery in my neighborhood, every meal starts off with a complimentary bowl of spicy fried chickpeas. This snack is full of heat and crunch, reminiscent of spicy wasabi peas or roasted hominy. My addiction to them led me to make a healthier version at home. Like kale chips, roasted chickpeas are a great way to satisfy a chip craving, minus all that fat, and you get all the nutritional benefits of chickpeas ¡ª namely, fiber and protein.

Inspired by Nopalito

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Notes

Make sure the chickpeas are completely dry after draining and rinsing them.

Meet Your New Favorite Snack: Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

At Nopalito| a Mexican eatery in my neighborhood| every meal starts off with a complimentary bowl of spicy fried chickpeas. This snack is full of heat and crunch| reminiscent of spicy wasabi peas or roasted hominy. My addiction to them led me to make a healthier version at home. Like kale chips| roasted chickpeas are a great way to satisfy a chip craving| minus all that fat| and you get all the nutritional benefits of chickpeas ¡ª namely| fiber and protein.

Inspired by Nopalito

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Notes

Make sure the chickpeas are completely dry after draining and rinsing them.

The Easiest Salad You’ll Ever Make

The following post was originally featured on The Hummusapien and written by Alexis Joseph, MS, RD, LD, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.

In my next life, I’d like to come back as this salad.

The stupendousness of this salad stems from the fact that you needn’t cook to make it appear in your kitchen. If you can use a can opener and chop a pepper, you can make this salad. The directions literally have two steps. That’s one less than three. I have faith in you.

Can you tell that this is one of those posts where the recipe is so freaking tasty that the post could never in a million years do it justice? I know you’re technically not allowed to have a favorite recipe nor a favorite child, but we all know they exist. I don’t want to hurt my other salads’ feelings or anything but in all honesty, this bad boy is up there with my favorite recipes of all time in the history of my blogging life.

I pray to the chickpea gods to give me the strength to not eat this all in one sitting. Because I really want some for lunch tomorrow.

To learn more about Alexis and her obsession with this salad and One Direction, check out her blog.

Curried Chickpea Salad

From The Hummusapien

Curried Chickpea Salad

Curried Chickpea Salad

Ingredients

For the dressing:3 tablespoons tahini1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil2 tablespoons pure maple syrup2 tablespoons waterJuice of half a lemon2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar1 tablespoon curry powder1 teaspoon turmeric1/2 teaspoon saltFreshly ground black pepper

For the salad:2 15-ounce cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed1/2 cup green onions, chopped1/2 cup cilantro, chopped1 bell pepper, chopped1/2 cup raisins1/2 cup cashews, chopped

The Easiest Salad You’ll Ever Make

The following post was originally featured on The Hummusapien and written by Alexis Joseph| MS| RD| LD| who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.

In my next life| I’d like to come back as this salad.

The stupendousness of this salad stems from the fact that you needn’t cook to make it appear in your kitchen. If you can use a can opener and chop a pepper| you can make this salad. The directions literally have two steps. That’s one less than three. I have faith in you.

Can you tell that this is one of those posts where the recipe is so freaking tasty that the post could never in a million years do it justice? I know you’re technically not allowed to have a favorite recipe nor a favorite child| but we all know they exist. I don’t want to hurt my other salads’ feelings or anything but in all honesty| this bad boy is up there with my favorite recipes of all time in the history of my blogging life.

I pray to the chickpea gods to give me the strength to not eat this all in one sitting. Because I really want some for lunch tomorrow.

To learn more about Alexis and her obsession with this salad and One Direction| check out her blog.

Curried Chickpea Salad

From The Hummusapien

Curried Chickpea Salad

Curried Chickpea Salad

Ingredients

For the dressing:3 tablespoons tahini1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil2 tablespoons pure maple syrup2 tablespoons waterJuice of half a lemon2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar1 tablespoon curry powder1 teaspoon turmeric1/2 teaspoon saltFreshly ground black pepper

For the salad:2 15-ounce cans chickpeas| drained and rinsed1/2 cup green onions| chopped1/2 cup cilantro| chopped1 bell pepper| chopped1/2 cup raisins1/2 cup cashews| chopped