It is officially one of the best days of the week #tacotuesday! And one of the reasons why this day is so popular is because of the different ways an individual can dress up their tacos. Therefore, it would only be right to bring you a taco recipe from Instagram’s favorite auntie, Tabitha Brown. The restaurant owner brings us a chickpea taco that is good for us and tastes so good. Not to mention, many of us are looking for new ways to incorporate healthy options into our diet, and this is a great, beginner-friendly option. Lastly, it is a quick meal that even the kiddos will love.
The Power of A Chickpea
Now, becoming a vegan isn’t for everyone, but that is no reason you shouldn’t try vegan recipes. One staple item in the vegan (and vegetarian) community is chickpeas.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s FoodData Central, one cup of chickpeas has:
- 269 calories
- 14.5 grams (g) of protein
- 4.25 g of fat
- 44.9 g of carbohydrates
- 12.5 g of dietary fiber
- 80.4 milligrams (mg) of calcium
- 4.74 mg of iron
- 78.7 mg of magnesium
- 276 mg of potassium
- 11.5 mg of sodium
In addition, they’re excellent for us and can take on many flavors. They are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Other health benefits chickpeas provide are:
- aids in weight management
- improved digestion
- regulate blood sugar
- reduces the risk of cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes
Another significant fact about chickpeas is that they’re a complete protein because they contain all nine essential amino acids. Amino acids are building blocks that help our bodies function correctly. With all of the listed benefits, why wouldn’t you try this recipe?
Check Out Tabitha Brown’s Recipe Below:
How do you like to dress up your tacos? Comment below!