Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
- 1 teaspoon Natural Grapeseed Oil
- 1/2 cup diced red onion
- 1/2 cup shredded carrot
- 1 (15.5 ounce) can chickpeas drained and rinsed
- 1 tablespoon Blazin' Buffalo Blend
- 1 teaspoon Vegetable Bouillon Soup Base
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 4 (8-inch) flour tortillas
- 1 cup shredded lettuce
- Heat Natural Grapeseed Oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onion; saute for about 4-5 minutes or until onions begin to brown slightly. Add the carrot, chickpeas, Blazin' Buffalo Blend, and Vegetable Bouillon Soup Base, and water.
- Increase heat slightly; bring mixture to a boil and allow the liquid to cook off. This will take about 5 minutes.
- Serve chickpea mixture on a tortillas with shredded lettuce. Serve with Wildtree Wing Sauce if desired.
- 260 Calories (kcal)
- 7 Fat (g)
- 1 Saturated Fat (g)
- 41 Carbohydrates (g)
- 6 Fiber (g)
- 6 Sugar (g)
- 9 Protein (g)
- 0 Cholesterol (mg)
- 640 Sodium (mg)
Chickpeas, commonly known as garbanzo beans, are an excellent source of plant-based protein which helps prevent diabetes and aid in weight loss. The amazing benefits of chickpeas include the ability to improve digestion, prevent heart diseases, stabilize blood pressure levels, and lower the risk of genetic diseases and cancer. They also boost bone, skin, and hair health.
Chickpeas have a high amount of soluble fiber which helps regulate blood sugar levels by optimizing digestion. They can prevent the development of diabetes by ensuring normal levels of insulin and blood sugar and help people manage the condition.
With their high density of nutrients, combined with the dietary fiber, are perfect for people trying to lose weight. The fiber helps the body feel full for longer, by interacting with ghrelin, the hunger hormone, and inhibiting its release to some degree. The blend of nutrients and minerals also keeps the body energized and active, preventing fatigue and snacking between-meal. This makes chickpeas great for reducing overall caloric intake, because you simply don’t feel hungry.
The high levels of dietary fiber found in chickpeas can help to bulk up your stool. This keeps your bowel movements regular while eliminating inflammation, cramping, bloating, and constipation. This can also improve absorption of nutrient digestion and ensure that you’re making the most of the nutritional value of your food.
Our cardiovascular health gets a boost in two different ways from garbanzo beans. First, the high levels of soluble fiber help to balance cholesterol levels and aid in preventing atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes. Second, this legume can also reduce the amounts of LDL (bad) cholesterol in the blood. Furthermore, the only fats that are found in garbanzo beans are omega-3 fatty acids, which are the beneficial polyunsaturated fats that help protect the heart and reduce inflammation throughout the body.
Chickpeas are an important source of the proteins needed for growth and development, as well as proper healing and repair throughout the body. They are an ideal option for vegetarians who want to ensure they have the proper nutrient intake. However, one should not rely on chickpeas as a sole source of proteins. A balanced protein intake is advised.