If you were to look in my pantry on any given day, you’d see about six to eight cans of organic chickpeas and a few cans of Old Bay Seasoning. I make sure I always have some on hand because they are versatile, inexpensive, high in plant protein and fiber. One of my favorite recipes to use chickpeas in is this 20 minute Spicy Chickpea wrap that’s so simple, nutritious, and delicious.
Ways to Eat Chickpeas
If you’re not sure how you’d incorporate chickpeas in your meals, snacks, or recipes here are a few ideas:
Use as a topping on pizza
Blend into a sauce
Toss them in a salad
Make a delicious hummus
Stuff them in a sandwich
Make a wrap
Add them into a curry
Add them into a soup
Make chickpea cookie dough
Health Benefits of Chickpeas
If chickpeas don’t sound that appealing to you, I highly recommend you at least give them a few tries in different dishes before crossing them off of your list. I would hate for you to miss out on the multiple health benefits chickpeas can provide.
For example, for those that eat a vegetarian or vegan diet, like me, chickpeas make a great meat replacement. They are a good source of plant protein that provides around 14 grams per cup. They’re also full of fiber a nutrient that the majority of American’s don’t get enough of. One cup of chickpeas contains around 8 grams of fiber about one-third of the recommended daily intake.
The fiber in chickpeas is mainly soluble fiber. Soluble fiber combines with water to form a gel-like substance in your digestive tract. This gel-like substance can help to slow digestion, keep you feeling fuller for longer, and blunt spikes in your blood sugar.
In addition to helping you manage blood sugar, soluble fiber can support your gut health by increasing the healthy bacteria in your gut and they can help keep things moving along, if you know what I mean.
Okay, so enough about that now let’s move on to the recipe. This recipe makes the perfect meal when you’re not feeling like going all out cooking, but you want something quick, satisfying, and delicious.
If you like spicy, I think you’ll love this recipe.
Remember, your gut is the gateway to optimal health, so feed it well.
Spicy Chickpea Wrap
Julie Pace, RDN
20 minute Chickpea Wraps made with simple, nutrient rich ingredients. Seasoned with Old Bay and filled with crunchy vegetables and a delicious homemade thousand island dressing. They're so easy to make and so delicious.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line small baking pan with parchment paper. (Optional) You can skip the oven and sprinkle Old Bay Seasoning on rinsed chickpeas.
Add chickpeas to a small bowl, add 1 Tbsp avocado oil, add in Old Bay Seasoning. Toss chickpeas in mixture to coat. Spread chickpeas on baking pan and heat in oven for 10 minutes.
While chickpeas are roasting, make thousand island dressing. See notes for link to the recipe. Optional (can use your favorite ready made dressing to save time)
Remove chickpeas from oven.
Lay tortilla flat on plate. Add lettuce, chickpeas, cucumber, avocado, red onion, and red bell pepper. Top with 1-2 tbsp of vegan thousand island dressing. Fold and grill in a grill pan on each side until desired crispness.
Are you craving a delicious Asian-inspired dish that can be on your table in no time? If so, you’ll love this flavorful 20-minute asian stir-fry recipe. This quick and easy dish features a nutrient-rich combination of tender noodles, crisp colorful vegetables, and a savory sauce that your taste buds will love. Get ready to impress your family and friends with this easy-to-make, restaurant-quality meal that is sure to become a favorite in your recipe collection.
Ingredients You’ll Need:
Red Bel Pepper
Red Onions (Optional)
Edamame ( or your favorite protein)
White Button Mushrooms
Light Brown Sugar, organic
Why You’ll Love This Recipe:
In just 20 minutes, you will have created a sensational stir-fry bursting with flavors and textures. The tender rice noodles, crisp vegetables, and savory sauce come together to deliver a takeout experience at a homemade price. Whether you’re needing a quick weeknight meal or hosting a gathering, this 20 minute Asian stir fry recipe is one everyone will love.
Let’s get cooking!
Feel free to customize this recipe by swapping out the veggies for your personal favorites, or choose a different protein that suits your taste buds. The beauty of this dish lies in its flexibility, allowing you to tailor it to your preferences and experiment with various ingredient combinations.
20 Minute Asian Stir Fry
Julie Pace, RDN
Try this flavorful 20 minute Asian stir fry recipe for a quick and easy lunch or dinner. It's packed with colorful, fresh, nutrient rich vegetables and protein-rich edamame making it a nourishing and satisfying meal.
Indulge in the warm, comforting flavors of this delicious vegan cinnamon streusel coffee cake recipe. Made with plant-based ingredients, this coffee cake features a moist and tender crumb, perfectly spiced with cinnamon and other aromatic flavors. The crunchy streusel topping adds a delightful textural contrast that will keep you coming back for more. Whether you’re starting your day with a cup of coffee or tea, hosting a brunch with friends, or treating yourself to a comforting afternoon snack, this cinnamon streusel coffee cake is the perfect choice.
Not only is this recipe delicious, but it is also versatile and customizable. It can be easily adapted to suit different nutritional needs or personal preferences, such as making it gluten-free, or adding your favorite fruit or nuts.
With its classic and comforting associations, this cinnamon streusel coffee cake is not just a delicious treat, but a moment of indulgence and relaxation. Make it for your loved ones, impress your guests, or treat yourself to a moment of pure bliss. Once you try this cinnamon coffee cake, you’ll be making it again and again. Give this recipe a try and treat yourself to a slice of heavenly delight.
Ingredients You’ll Need:
Non-dairy milk – An unsweetened plant based milk works great with this recipe. By mixing it with a tablespoon of vinegar, it will help the cake rise since there are no eggs in this recipe.
Sugar– While you can use organic cane sugar for this recipe. I used maple sugar for a richer flavor. A light brown sugar is perfect for the cinnamon for making the cinnamon sugar filling and vegan streusel.
Oil– It’s best to use a neutral light tasting oil. I personally like using avocado oil. You can use melted butter or coconut oil, if you like a touch of coco-nutty flavor in the cake.
Flour– I recommend unbleached all-purpose flour for a light and fluffy texture. Using whole wheat flour will give the cake a more dense texture.
Cinnamon– This is the key ingredient in this recipe. I prefer using Ceylon cinnamon over Cassia, However, Cassia is more widely available in most grocery stores. Don’t skimp on the cinnamon. Adjust amounts to your liking.
Ideas for Serving
Coffee cakes can be enjoyed in various settings, making them a versatile treat. They are perfect for breakfast, brunch, afternoon tea, or as a dessert. They can be served warm or at room temperature, making them convenient for gatherings or as a treat to enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea.
How to Store
Store cake in an air-tight container at room temperature for 2-3 days. You can store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake
Julie Pace, RDN
Indulge in the perfect balance of warmth and sweetness with this vegan cinnamon streusel coffee cake. The moist cake is made with wholesome plant-based ingredients, making it suitable for those who follow a vegan diet. The cake is generously spiced with fragrant cinnamon, infusing every bite with its comforting aroma.The highlight of this coffee cake is the delicious crunchy streusel topping. Made with a combination of vegan butter, brown sugar, and a dash of cinnamon, it creates a crumbly and crispy texture that adds an extra layer of decadence to the cake.Whether you enjoy it as a breakfast treat with your morning cup of coffee or as a dessert for a special occasion, this vegan cinnamon streusel coffee cake is sure to please.
This creamy Mushroom & Wild Rice soup is made with immune-boosting baby portobello mushrooms along with a blend of gourmet wild rice that makes a delicious and hearty soup. A comforting and hearty dish.
In a large pot over medium heat, add the oil, mushrooms, carrots, sweet onion and garlic. Saute for 5-8 minutes.
Add in vegetable broth then bring to a boil. Add in the wild rice let boil for 1-2 minutes. Reduce heat. Add in bay leave, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper. Cover reduce to a simmer for about 30 minutes or until rice is done.
In a small sauce pan over medium heat, add 1/2 cup coconut milk with 1/4 cup all purpose flour and whisk until smooth and creamy.
Stir in coconut milk and flour mixture. Remove from stove and enjoy with your favorite bread.
This healthy and satisfying lemon chickpea orzo soup recipe is one that I'm sure you'll love. It's infused with just the right amount of lemon giving this soup a bright, refreshing flavor along with tahini for added creaminess and seasoned with Italian herbs and spices for a perfectly sweet and savory flavor. An easy, healthy and delicious one pot soup that's ready in 30 minutes or less.
Heat oil over medium heat, add in carrots, garlic, and onions, saute for about 5 minutes.
Add in broth. Bring to a boil. Add in orzo and chickpeas, reduce heat to medium and cook on a gentle boil for 7-9 minutes, or until orzo is tender.
Remove from heat, add in tahini, lemon juice, maple syrup and stir well. Add in the baby spinach and stir. Greens will start to wilt within 1-2 minutes. Add in Italian Seasoning blend and stir well. Salt and pepper to taste.
These delicious oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are one of my all time favorite cookie recipes. No flaxseed or egg replacement required in this recipe. These cookies are sweetened with a combination of maple sugar, brown and cane sugar for an extra rich flavor that's infused with a dash of cinnamon and vanilla. This classic cookie is one that everyone will love. Store in an airtight container in a cool place for 3-5 days.
1 cupplant-based butter, softenedI used smart balance
3/4cupmaple sugarI used Crown Maple brand
1/4 cupbrown sugar
2 Tbspplant-based milkI used soy
1-1/4cupnon-dairy dark chocolate chipsI used Enjoy Life brand
2cupold fashioned oatsorganic
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, add flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon then whisk together.
In a separate bowl, beat butter, sugars, milk, and vanilla together until creamy.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients then fold in old fashion oats and chocolate chips.
Place 1.5 to 2 inch balls on lined baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until baked to your desired texture.
Enjoy them warm and gooey or let them cool on wire rack for a few minutes to set.
Make sure to measure flour correctly so that cookies don’t turn out dry. It’s important to let butter sit out for a few minutes so that it softens and makes it easier to cream together evenly.This recipe can be made by hand with just a whisk and large spoon.