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There are 15 grams of protein in one cup of chickpeas.

The chickpeas help me stay fuller longer fyi, I highly recommend them.

18 grams of protein in a cup of lentils, but I like the taste less.

Fri. Aug 17, 2:01pm

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That's interesting. Thanks. I wish I liked them better....

Friday, August 17, 2007, 2:10 PM

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I know. They're so good for you and I don't like them either. I like hummus but I can't get around the cardboard taste of chick peas.

Friday, August 17, 2007, 2:11 PM

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You might want to try chickpeas cooked Indian style. very tasty and not carbboardy.

Friday, August 17, 2007, 2:26 PM

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YES!!! i absolutely LOVE chickpeas!!!!

Friday, August 17, 2007, 2:30 PM

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is that true that chickpeas are just canned garbonzo beans?

I found this online:

Nutrition Highlights
Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, canned), 1 cup (240g)
Calories: 286
Protein: 11.8g
Carbohydrate: 54.3g
Total Fat: 2.7g
Fiber: 10.5g
*Excellent source of: Folate (160mcg), Vitamin B6 (1.13mg), Vitamin C (9mg), and Zinc (2.54mg)

Friday, August 17, 2007, 3:06 PM

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wow 10.5 g fiber - now you are talking, that makes them almost perfect.

will give them another try, I am usually a black bean person, I love Hummus, but don't really eat chickpeas any other way.

Friday, August 17, 2007, 3:07 PM

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my fav soup

chick peas - drained from a can
tomato sauce - about a cup ( i make it from scratch but any will do)
chicken boulion - about 3 cups
throw in some whole wheat pasta
sprinkle with good quality grated parmesan

YUM! and so quick and so healthy

Friday, August 17, 2007, 3:17 PM

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I learned for the FSD, that you can make like a "pizza cracker" from chickpeas, and it's really good!

1 cup chickpeas
1 egg white
1 TBS oil
1 cup uncooked oatmeal

Ok, now mush everything up so it's like a dough (grinding up the oatmeal helps, but you don't HAVE to). Add some water if you need help - this takes a few mintues to really do. Mix in some herbs and spices of you choice (I like salt, pepper, chili, and a little cumin...italian seasoning works really well too!)

Pam up a pan and press the 'dough' onto the bottom. Bake it on about 350-400 for about 20 minutes, or until it turns brownish and the edges start to curl up a bit. Take it out, slice some tomatoes (like 'sauce') on top, and add whatever other veggies (and cheese) you'd like. I usually put some mushrooms, green peppers, and 1 oz cheddar on top.

Put it back in until the cheese melts... YUM!

Friday, August 17, 2007, 8:36 PM

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