Healthy Eating with Chickpea Tortillas

Healthy Eating with Chickpea Tortillas

Chickpea tortillas! That’s the new item we discovered at ExpoWest this year in Anaheim. You can now make healthy grilled fish tacos with chickpea tortillas and feel great about your low fat, high protein meal.

Chickpeas benefits include the usual protein and fiber found in most beans and nuts, but it also incredible key nutrients such as magnesium and folate. According to SFGate.com, manganese helps support bone development and wound healing and also helps carry out chemical reactions important to your metabolism. A 1-cup serving of chickpeas contains 1.7 milligrams of manganese, approximately 94 percent of the daily recommended intake for women, or 74 percent of the RDA for men.

We dug around the internet for some delicious inspiration and came across these amazing recipes:

1. Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos.

Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos
Yum! We’re definitely going to be trying this one via Two Peas and Their Pod.
Roasted cauliflowers are our favorite (have you tried cauliflower fried rice? AH-mazing!)

2. Chickpea Tortilla Nachos via My New Roots

CHICKPEA TORTILLA NACHOS
She’s included an amazing recipe on her blog!

3. Crunchy Chickpea Tacos via Blissful Basil (such a cute blog name!)
Crunchy Chickpea Tacos

All three dishes mentioned above are vegan, however, if you’re a meat eater (or a pescetarian) you can play around with the flavors and add in your favorite meat. Cooking is all about experimenting. Incorporate more chickpeas into your diet by experimenting with the dishes above.

We tasted our first delicious tortilla at the expo, we were also able to locate pre-made chickpea tortillas at our local Mother’s Market here in Southern California. We found a pretty incredible, almost easy, steps on how to make chickpea tortillas from scratch via The Pancake Princess. Let us know how your chickpeas turn out!

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