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.
I always loved the idea of Brussels Sprouts with their complex and complete nutritional profile. I never really liked the taste of them, so I made it a mission to make them more palatable.
The recipe I created is a great option for those on both sides of the Brussels Sprouts debate.
I remember first experiencing Forbidden Rice about 10 years ago while on a business trip for to San Luis Obispo, California. I could not believe how good it tasted and have added this yummy and healthy organic rice variety to my shopping list.
Recently the company, Lotus Foods, introduced their Forbidden Rice Noodles and they are a wonderful addition to dishes that best are complemented with a nutty-tasting base.
Even though the weather in Southern California has been unseasonably HOT this week, I just pumped up the AC and came up with this comfort-food specialty!