This Vegan Chickpea + Broccoli Mashed Potato Bowl is a healthy option for a quick lunch or easy weeknight meal and comes packed with nutrients and works perfectly for meal prep. This bowl consists of a creamy garlicky mashed potatoes base, topped with well-seasoned roasted chickpea and broccoli. This meal is a great dairy-free + vegan staple for the entire family.
Vegan Chickpea + Broccoli Mashed Potato Bowl-------So, of course I had to share one of my favorite vegan dishes with you! This mashed potato bowl is oh so delicious, trust me.
Lately, I've been asked for advice on keeping things interesting, especially when eating a plant-based or vegan diet. While I'm not a total Herbivore, my family and I make a commitment to eating most things that are Vegan.
To start, I'd recommend reading our latest article, How to Best Transition into a Plant-Based or Vegan Diet, which best explains how to keep your focus and continue on with eating healthy.
Secondly, my best advice to anyone is EXPERIMENT, EXPERIMENT, EXPERIMENT! And yes, I had to type that in capital letters. Haha. Seriously, it's so important to try different ingredients and even different ways to make your favorite ones.
Granted, you won't always love everything that you try (I for one HATE dates and asparagus), however, you'll definitely stumble upon other great substitutes or you'll learn to mask the ones you hate with other favorites so that you don't even notice that you're eating it.
Overall, it's just about trials + errors. That simple.
When it comes to using chickpea, I’m a super fan! Not only is a can of chickpea extremely convenient and inexpensive, but chickpeas are such a universal ingredient. I couldn’t tell you the amount of things that I’ve used chickpea in.
But don't worry---We've got you covered.
This Homemade Vegan Chickpea Quinoa Meatball Subs recipe is truly something special and is the perfect rendition of the traditional New York Marinara Sub. Loaded with savory, spicy and sweet flavors, these ‘meatball subs’ made from only veggies are moist, flavorful, and tender; wrapped in a toasted pretzel hot dog bun and topped with melted vegan mozzarella.
This Savory Chickpea Quinoa Buddha Bowl is a healthy option for a quick lunch or dinner and comes packed with nutrients and works perfectly for meal prep. This bowl consists of quinoa, mashed sweet potatoes, carrots, broccolini, roasted chickpea, and drizzled with a creamy cashew sauce. This Buddha-styled meal is a great vegan + gluten-free staple for the entire family.
This Vegan Lemon Garlic Spaghetti + Meatballs recipe is the best easy and comforting skillet meal for the entire family. Loaded with savory flavor, these ‘meatballs’ made from veggies are moist, silky, and tender; and comes topped over gluten-free spaghetti coated in a delicious lemon garlic sauce. A vegan and gluten-free weeknight option.
For those of you who aren’t aware, another name for Chickpeas are Garbanzo Beans. Despite the most recent craze, chickpeas have been around for thousand of years and originate from the Middle East.
Chickpeas have such a great texture and nutty flavor, which allows them to successfully pair well with a lot of other ingredients, especially in vegan and/or vegetarian recipes.
When it comes to the health benefits of Chickpea, here a few awesome reasons why you should probably add this simple ingredient to your diet more often:
This Vegan Chickpea + Quinoa ‘Meatballs’ + Polenta recipe is truly something special. Loaded with savory, spicy and sweet flavors, these ‘meatballs’ made from veggies are moist, silky, and tender. This dish is the perfect meal for dinner for the family on any given day.
Bold flavors—Savory + Spicy marry so well together!
Easy to make.
Chickpeas are just so delicious!
Uses simple ingredients.
Fully loaded and filling!!!
Easy weeknight meal option.
Completely meal-prep friendly!
Great vegetarian option for everyone!
Fun cooking activity for entire family.
And just absolutely wholesome and perfect for any kind of weather.
Vegan Chickpea + Broccoli Mashed Potato Bowl.