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.
A huge shout out to Twospoons.ca for posting their mushroom pasta recipe which was featured on Vegan Feed Gram. It was a great inspiration for my creation shown here. This is a super-fast dinner idea and takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish.
You can experiment with different types of veggies and also pasta. I used what I had in my pantry and am delighted with the deliciousness of this dish!
I found some Saffron Threads on sale at Whole Foods and decided to try and make some Paella. I searched for recipes online and came across one from LovingItVegan.com.
I love vegetables so I decided to make some alterations and additions to the original recipe. It is important to use Paella Rice, which I found at Whole Foods Market.
Feel free to add your own choice of vegetables, creativity is always a good thing!