8 healthy recipes with chickpeas

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It's no secret that chickpeas are packed full of beneficial nutrients that help your body thrive. Who says that eating healthy has to taste like cardboard? If you want to include more chickpeas in your diet then it's time to take a look at some of the most delicious (yet healthy!) recipes. You'll be blown away by the lip-smacking flavor!
Not everybody is well-versed in chickpea recipes. Have no fear! We've found some of the most scrumptious chickpea dishes on the web that you have to try this week. Your taste buds and waistline will thank you.
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1. 5 minute chickpea curry (h/t The Happy Pear)
Strapped for time?y. Don't be tempted by takeout. Instead, whip this up in your own kitchen! This is a must-try dish that you can whip up in your very own kitchen in just five minutes.
2. Crispy garlic bread chickpeas (h/t The Garlic Diaries)
Bread is one of the hardest things to limit when you are trying to eat healthy. If you want all the garlic-y goodness of bread without the guilt then this is the recipe of your dreams. This crunchy and salty alternative is sure to hit the spot.
3. Vegan tuna salad (h/t Full of Beans)
This rendition of tuna salad is the perfect option if you're looking for a meatless dinner idea. The great thing about chickpeas is their texture and taste makes them an excellent substitute for most things. You won't even miss the tuna!
4. Seasoned chickpea taco salad (h/t She Likes Food)
This hearty salad is filled with so many bold flavors you won't be able to get enough of it! It only takes 30 minutes to whip up this colorful dish so it's the perfect choice for those busy weeknight dinner plans.
5. Chickpea meatloaf
Meatloaf is a classic for a reason. During wartime it was one of the recipes used to disguise the less-palatable cuts of meat (like kidney and liver) when the more desirable ones were not available, and ever since then it has been used by mothers everywhere to hide vegetables from unsuspecting picky eaters. Get the full recipe here.
6. Vegan chickpea cookie dough (h/t Joyful Healthy Eats)
You may be surprised to learn that chickpeas can make an amazing dessert! This sugarless and eggless alternative is just what your body needs to get back on track. The best part? There's absolutely no baking required!
7. Tomato basil chickpea sandwich
Well, I've just made a transformational breakthrough with the recipe below - instead of using canned tuna fish, I made an amazing "tuna salad" using chickpeas! It tastes just as great but it's completely vegan. Get the full recipe here.
8. Chickpea broccoli Buddha bowl (h/t Hummusapian)
This vegetable-infused dish is just what you need to start your week off the right way. It's brimming with delicious flavor and has everything you need to fuel your body in one single dish.
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