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There's a Reason They're Called 'Chick'peas

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Want something that's delicious and helps you with weight loss ?


CHICKPEA SALAD
please note ... the picture shows some kind of greens...not mentioned in the recipe...I would add parsley or maybe some basil or cilantro?
www.evernewrecipes.com/s
alads-recipes/chickpeas-sa
lad-recipe.html


OKAY ... TELL ME THAT DOESN'T LOOK GOOD

GARBANZO BEANS (CHICKPEAS)
Garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas, Bengal grams, and Egyptian peas) have a delicious nutlike taste and a texture that is buttery, yet somewhat starchy and pasty. The Latin name for garbanzo beans, Cicer arietinum, means "small ram," reflecting the unique shape of this legume that somewhat resembles a ram's head. A very versatile legume, they are a noted ingredient in many Middle Eastern and Indian dishes such as hummus, falafels and curries.

What's New and Beneficial about Garbanzo Beans
emoticon Recent Study Reported More Satisfaction With Their Diet When Garbanzo Beans Were Included, And They CONSUMED FEWER PROCESSED FOOD SNACKS During Test Weeks In The Study When Garbanzo Beans Were Consumed. They Also CONSUMED LESS FOOD OVERALL When The Diet Was Supplemented With Garbanzo Beans. {can I hear an AMEN here???}
emoticonEqually Important, Only One-Third Cup Of The Beans Per Day Was Needed To Provide These Blood-Sugar Related Health Benefits. Between 65-75% Of The Fiber Found In Garbanzo Beans Is Insoluble Fiber, Garbanzo Fibers Can Help Lower Your Risk Of Colon Problems, Including Your Risk Of Colon Cancer.
emoticonThere Is Little Difference In The Nutritional Value Between Canned Garbanzo Beans And Those You Cook Yourself.

1 cup Nutrient%Daily Value: molybdenum 164%,manganese 84.5%,folate 70.5%,dietary fiber 49.8,tryptophan 43.7%,protein 29%,copper 28.9%,phosphorus 27.5%,iron 26.3%


AND IF YOU MUST SNACK...WHY NOT GO HEALTHY?
ROASTED CHICKPEAS

When roasted, chickpeas become crunchy, almost like a nut. The key to this recipe is to keep stirring the chickpeas as they cook, and checking often to make sure they are golden brown, but not too done. Taste them to make sure they are crispy and not soft before removing from the oven. I like mine with just a dash of chili powder for spice (go easy) and a dash of garlic. Be sure to drain and rinse the canned chickpeas then pat dry with a paper towel. (not mentioned)
recipe: kidscooking.about.com/od
/snacksdipsappetizers/r/ro
astedchickpea.htm


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It's an added incentive to stick to the healthy food choices.

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