Lemony Chickpea Salad

By | March 19, 2019

Looking for a new simple, fiber-rich side salad? Try this Lemony Chickpea Salad.

A bright, light and delicious side salad made with chickpeas, olive oil, lemon, garlic, and salt.

Make healthy eating simple by having some staple “go-to” recipes you can make in 10 minutes or under — this is one of them!

Chickpeas are a good mix of fiber, carbohydrates, and plant-based protein which makes for a great and filling side dish.

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Magnesium

The chickpeas in this recipe contain magnesium, which is an important mineral in our body and plays a key role in 300 cellular functions in the body including muscle function, protein synthesis, blood sugar control, and blood pressure regulation.

It’s also been shown to help decrease PMS, headaches (such as migraines), and can be used to help relax digestive muscles which can reduce constipation.

Protein

You’ll get a nice boost of plant-based protein from the chickpeas in this recipe.

Proteins which break down into different amino acids, are needed by every single cell in our body and work to keep our bodies healthy by providing energy, hormonal production, immune health, enzymes, storage/transportation of other molecules, turning off certain hunger hormones, rebuilding tissue and muscle and maintaining lean body mass (hello muscle).

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