Ask anyone that knows their beans, especially vegans, just how nutritious and delicious chickpeas are, and they are low in fat! One cup contains 269 calories and a whopping 14.5 grams of protein with only 4 grams of fat. In addition, if you are looking to increase your fiber, chickpeas contain 12.5 grams along with 80.4 mg of calcium and nearly 80 mg of magnesium.
Chickpeas contain all nine essential amino acids which make them a complete protein, necessary building blocks that keep bodies functioning properly.
And, with the spinach, this soup is one of the healthiest in my repertoire and is also fantastic when you have a cold or flu.
My mom always had the very best summer salads. I never quite knew her secret until later in life and this one is too good not to share. It is simply a matter of draining the boiled tomatoes and topping them with a mixture of red wine vinegar and sugar. The end result is, quite simply, amazing!
I came across a posting from Mercy For Animals for a Vegan Tuna Melt Sandwich. I wanted to give it a try but add some of the ingredients I love! Also, by substituting tomatoes for the bread it made it healthier and gluten-free.
This makes enough for 8 lunch-sized portions and 4 large dinner portions. It keeps in the refrigerator for a few days and is absolutely delicious. Next time I might add a little seaweed to the mix!