Eating well doesn’t have to be a bore and a chore. You can eat healthy while also crafting something truly delicious. Below is a banging recipe for chickpea veggie pasta. Giving up refined grains has never tasted this good!
Chickpea Veggie Pasta Recipe
- 1 cup chickpea penne (preferably from Tolerant Foods)
- ½ cup of roasted sunchokes
- 1 cup of wild mushrooms
- ½ cup roasted broccoli
- 1 cup wild arugula
- ½ of an onion
- Sea salt to your taste
- ¼ cup shredded vegan mozzarella (preferably Violife)
- Juice of half a lemon
- Cook the pasta until your desired texture is achieved.
- Apply non-stick spray to a saute pan.
- Chop your portion of onions, mushrooms, arugula, and roasted vegetables and add them to the pan until they become cooked to your preferred level of rawness.
- Apply sea salt to the saute pan to your taste.
- Mix the pasta and veggies well.
- Lastly, add the juice of the half lemon you cut earlier.
What Makes This Recipe Spectacular?
One of the biggest supposed drawbacks to adopting a plant-based or vegan diet is that supposedly it’s difficult to get enough protein for your daily requirements. This is the number one concern many people who want to adopt a plant-based diet or wish to incorporate elements of it into their diet.
I’m happy to tell you this simply isn’t warranted. This recipe is proof of it too. In one tasty package that’s simple and easy to prepare, you get a healthy serving of vegetables along with the energy from carbs that that penne provides.
Chickpea penne is pasta that is created with chickpea flour which is gluten-free. Chickpeas are a fantastic source of protein. 100 grams of chickpeas provide a surprising 19 grams of protein and a standard 3.5oz serving (100 grams) of chickpea penne averages at 20 grams of protein.
This makes this recipe and dish a fantastic source of protein to fuel workouts and every day health. But it doesn’t stop there, chickpeas are also a hefty source of both fiber and iron—two highly important components to a healthy diet.
Fiber is crucial for keeping you feeling full as well as improving digestion and colon health. Foods that have poor satiety are usually part of the problem with excess weight gain because they don’t keep you full, which causes you to eat more throughout the day. Swings in your blood sugar can cause you to binge eat due to hunger cravings which will result in a surplus of calories.
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