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.

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.