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August 9, 2016

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Fiber plays a key role for digestion, weight loss, and cancer prevention, and can even increase lifespan! Chickpeas—and other beans—have insoluble fiber, which acts like a broom, cleaning your digestive tract.



Aim for about 40 grams of fiber per day by filling up on plant-based foods. Learn how to get to 40 grams!


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Italian Chickpea Nibbles

Italian Chickpea Nibbles

These nibbles are a great snack or appetizer. You can eat them right away for a tasty crunch or after they’ve cooled down when they’re a bit chewy.

Makes 4 servings


1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and patted dry
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
Kosher or sea salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste 


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

In a bowl, combine all ingredients. Spread onto baking sheet in one layer. 

Roast until nicely browned, about 10 minutes, tossing halfway through. Remove from oven and cool slightly. 

Per serving (1/4 of recipe):

Calories: 131; Fat: 3 g; Saturated Fat: 0.4 g; Calories from Fat: 19.7%; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Protein: 6.5 g; Carbohydrates: 20.4 g; Sugar: 0.4 g; Fiber: 4.6 g; Sodium: 323 mg; Calcium: 40 mg; Iron: 2.2 mg; Vitamin C: 1.2 mg; Beta Carotene: 19 mcg; Vitamin E: 0.4 mg

Source: The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook by Neal Barnard, M.D. Recipe by Robyn Webb.

Please feel free to tailor Physicians Committee recipes to suit your individual dietary needs.

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Food for  Life

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