Sundays are all about relaxing at home and prepping for the week ahead. A lot of us have a go-to meal prep routine that includes cooking a bunch of protein, steaming veggies, or constructing a salad, and finishing with some sort of dessert.
Did you know that you can use chickpeas for just about all those meal components? Chickpeas are an amazing ingredient to include in your meal prep of the week as they are versatile, a rich source of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and are an excellent protein replacement!
Chickpeas are easy to batch cook and make ahead and can be prepared in a variety of ways. For best results, soak dried chickpeas in water for 8-10 hours or overnight for best flavor and texture. Rinse and you are ready to prepare them any way you want!
Try hummus, for an easy dip for vegetables or pita bread. Roast it and sprinkle over a salad for added protein or tosses it with your favorite salad dressing for a quick bean salad. Add it to soups or stews or even spread it on toast like our smashed chickpea toast. The possibilities are endless!