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March 16, 2012 10:25 AM
I was curious about their nutrional info and was very surprised at how nutritionally beneficial these little guys are. These definitely shoud be a staple in everyone's pantry!

http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?dbid=58&tname=foodspice

Here's just a little bit of info contained at the link:

There's now direct evidence about garbanzo beans and appetite! Participants in a 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.
Garbanzo beans (like most legumes) have long been valued for their fiber content. Two cups provide the entire Daily Value! But the research news on garbanzos and fiber has recently taken us one step further by suggesting that the fiber benefits of garbanzo beans may go beyond the fiber benefits of other foods. In a recent study, two groups of participants received about 28 grams of fiber per day. But the two groups were very different in terms of their food sources for fiber. One group received dietary fiber primarily from garbanzo beans. The other group obtained dietary fiber from entirely different sources. The garbanzo bean group had better blood fat regulation, including lower levels of LDL-cholesterol, total cholesterol, and triglycerides.
March 16, 2012 10:27 AM
I love it! Reading this as I'm eating my spinach salad with chickpeas on it :)
Edited by ipsamet On March 16, 2012 10:33 AM
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March 16, 2012 10:29 AM
I make hummus with them. Great food!
March 16, 2012 10:30 AM
- Mashed a half cup and threw it on my sammich I'm enjoying right now :)
March 16, 2012 10:30 AM
Just saw a recipe this morning where you can coat them in olive oil and spices OR honey and brown sugar and roast them for 30 to 40 minutes. Can't wait to try it.
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March 16, 2012 10:30 AM
check out Chocolate Covered Katie's blog for an awesome chickpea DESSERT! (Genius Blondies is what she calls them I believe) You'd never know it was made with chickpeas. :) I love sneaky things like that.
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March 16, 2012 10:32 AM
I love them... tsb of olive oil.. black pepper, crushed red yummy
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March 16, 2012 10:33 AM
I go crazy over them and eat them almost any way they come!
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March 16, 2012 10:33 AM
QUOTE:

Just saw a recipe this morning where you can coat them in olive oil and spices OR honey and brown sugar and roast them for 30 to 40 minutes. Can't wait to try it.


I roasted some for the first time last night night and they were really good!
March 16, 2012 10:34 AM
Bump...To read again later!! :)

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March 16, 2012 10:34 AM
mmm i had hummus and pita chips today, i noticed it fills me up for a good while. oh can someone give me a hummus recipe? i would love to make my own instead of buying the pre made stuff
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March 16, 2012 10:37 AM
So yummy!
March 16, 2012 10:39 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Just saw a recipe this morning where you can coat them in olive oil and spices OR honey and brown sugar and roast them for 30 to 40 minutes. Can't wait to try it.


I roasted some for the first time last night night and they were really good!


Sounds awesome! I love chickpeas.
March 16, 2012 10:42 AM
QUOTE:

Just saw a recipe this morning where you can coat them in olive oil and spices OR honey and brown sugar and roast them for 30 to 40 minutes. Can't wait to try it.


I do this all the time. I use McCormick's cajun seasoning. It's so good.
March 16, 2012 10:45 AM
QUOTE:

check out Chocolate Covered Katie's blog for an awesome chickpea DESSERT! (Genius Blondies is what she calls them I believe) You'd never know it was made with chickpeas. :) I love sneaky things like that.


Wow, that's pretty awesome, will check it out!
March 16, 2012 10:46 AM
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March 16, 2012 10:46 AM
If u blend them with some natural nut butter and then stir in cacao nibs it taste just like COOKIE DOUGH!!
March 16, 2012 10:48 AM
yum...roasted chickpeas are my favorite snack!!! and sometimes dinner...then i can eat the whole can. :)
March 16, 2012 10:49 AM
@StephL0711: Hummus is really easy to make. I haven't tried it with dried beans yet, but planning on it this weekend. Just take a can of garbanzos, drain it and reserve the liquid. Then, beat it with a hand mixer until smooth, mixing in tahini, lemon juice and garlic. You can experiment with how much of each of those. If you need more liquid to make it smooth, add back in some from the can. You can also try adding in different flavors that you like. (tahini is sesame seed paste. it might be near the peanut butter)
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March 16, 2012 11:07 AM
I just had hummus 'deviled' eggs for my morning snack a bit ago...a little bit of hummus in the middle of the hard boiled egg rather than the yolk/mayo/seasoning mixture. Only 82 cals & 10g protein...yum yum! happy
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March 20, 2012 1:55 PM
@ tappae
thank you so much for the recipe, i hope i can find tahini in my grocery store.
  18996730
March 20, 2012 2:15 PM
Super good:

Chocolate Chip "Cookie Dough" Ice Cream
Ingredients:
1 can chickpeas, drained
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup raw peanut butter
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (you can add more of you need to for the consistency)
3 tablespoons oats
1 and 1/4 cup pitted dates (I used banana last time)
1/3 cup chocolate chips (I didn't use chocolate chips to lessen calories, sugar and fat )

Preparation Instructions: Put all ingredients except for the chocolate chips in blender. Blend until very smooth. Add chocolate chips and stir with spoon (don't blend). Eat by the spoonful or refrigerate and eat later! http://www.hellifignaw.com/2012/02/holy-chickpea-cookie-dough.html

I have lots of recipes for garbanzo beans!

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