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

Apr 18 2016 - 10:00am

Chickpeas seem to be everywhere lately — 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 [1]. 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 [2] are full of heat and crunch. Like baked kale chips [3], roasted chickpeas are a great way to satisfy a chip craving — minus all that fat — and you get all the nutritional benefits of chickpeas.

Spiced Carrot Soup With Roasted Chickpeas and Tahini

This Middle Eastern spiced carrot soup [4] 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 [5]. 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 [6] 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 [7] 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 [8] 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 [9] 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 [10] 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 [11] get better over time. Have a bowl for dinner, then enjoy the next day for lunch.

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