You will love this Super Easy Weight Watchers Spicy Chickpea Stew as a main dish or as a healthy Breakfast drizzled over your favorite crispy toast.
This mouth watering recipe for Chickpea Stew can also be served as your main dish by serving it with a roasted sweet potato or poured over wild rice or some Tasty Orzo.
What Exactly is Spicy Chickpea Stew?
This Vegetarian Chickpea stew is a medley of delectable and full bodied flavors. A blend of Organic Chickpeas, Seasoned Tomatoes, Onions, Spinach and Fresh Ginger sautéed in Olive Oil with earthy spices that transform into a robust stew.
Is this Recipe for Chickpea Stew Healthy?
It sure is! Low in Fat and Calories and filled with a healthy dose of vitamins, minerals and fiber from the Chickpeas. Chickpeas offer a variety of health benefits, such as improving digestion, aiding in weight management and reducing the risk of several diseases.
Additionally, chickpeas are high in protein and make an excellent replacement for meat...perfect for all my Vegan friends😍😍.
How many Calories are in this Vegetarian Chickpea Stew?
This tasty Chickpea Stew with Spinach and Tomatoes contains about 250 Calories for a 1 and ¼ Cup serving which is a nice amount..you won't be hungry.
Can I use Coconut Milk to Make this like the NY Times Chickpea Stew?
You certainly can. The New York Times Spiced Chickpea Stew uses Coconut Milk to make a creamy stew so feel free to add some to this Weight Watchers Spicy Chickpea Stew for a richer creamier texture. Just make sure you add an extra WW point for the additional ingredient.
How many Carbs are in this Spicy Chickpea Stew?
This Chickpea Stew with Vegetables has about 38.5 grams of Carbs per serving .
How can I make this Easy Chickpea Stew Recipe Low Carb?
You can use only ½ can of Chickpeas and swap in Green Beans which are much lower in carbs.
Is this Weight Watchers Spicy Chickpea Stew Vegan Friendly?
This recipe for spicy chickpea stew is Vegan friendly. All ingredients are Vegan approved❤️👍🏻.
Is this Weight Watchers Spicy Chickpea Stew Gluten Free?
Yes it is !! If you do not normally pay attention to Gluten in your food you may want to start as it does seem to have some benefits to your body. I try to incorporate Gluten Free foods into my diet as much as possible.
A gluten-free diet can provide many health benefits, especially for people with celiac disease. It may help ease digestive symptoms, reduce chronic inflammation, boost energy and promote weight loss.
If you want to learn more about the benefits of eating Gluten Free I recommend reading the Wheat Belly Book.
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Are you a Weight Watcher?
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This Easy WW Chickpea Stew Recipe is only 1 Smart Point per serving. Weight Watchers has 3 New Programs right now to make it easier to enjoy the foods you love and still lose weight.
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- 2 Teaspoons of Olive Oil
- 2 Small Onions Diced
- 1 Teaspoon of Salt
- 2 Minced Garlic Cloves
- 2 Teaspoons of Ground Cumin
- 1 Teaspoon of Fresh Diced Ginger
- ¼ Teaspoon of Red Pepper Flakes
- 1 Can of Diced Seasoned Tomatoes ( I used Garlic and Oregano Flavored)
- 3 Cans of Organic Chickpeas
- 1 Bag of Spinach - 8-10 Ounces
- 1 Tablespoon of Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1 Teaspoon of Cilantro
- Pour Olive Oil in a large non-stick skillet and warm over a low-medium heat. As the skillet is heating add in your diced onions and ½ teaspoon of the salt; stir frequently until the onions are softened about 10 minutes. Stir in the the Garlic, Cumin and Diced Ginger; Cook for 1 Minute. Add diced Tomatoes and their juice, and the Chickpeas;
- Stir to combine and Mash some of the Chickpeas slightly with a Potato Masher.
- Using Tongs, toss in the Spinach and drizzle another splash of Olive Oil; Cook covered, until Spinach is wilted, tossing the mixture once or twice halfway through about 5-10 minutes. Stir in the Lemon Juice, Cilantro, remaining ½ Teaspoon of Salt and the Red Pepper Flakes.
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