Easy lunch alert! Whipped up this Greek chickpea salad with crunchy veggies & avocado for lunch the other day and paired it with AngelicBakehouse 7-Sprouted Whole Grains Vibrant Beet Wraps. You guys know I'm a fan of these wraps for a number of reasons. They taste great & they're a fun + nutritious addition to meals. I also love that they are made with simple ingredients and high quality, non-GMO sprouted grains. Let’s look at some of the potential benefits of sprouted grains:
Sprouted grains have a lower glycemic index than their traditional counterparts. Glycemic index measures how quickly a food raises blood sugar.
The process of sprouting grains may increase the nutrient content including fiber, protein, folate antioxidants.
Sprouting grains decreases the antinutrient content of grains. Antinutrients are compounds naturally found in plants that may inhibit the absorption of some nutrients. The process of sprouting reduces the antinutrient content, which may make the nutrients in grains more available for absorption.
Sprouted grains may be easier for some people to digest since the starch is partially digested/broken down in the sprouting process.
Sprouting reduces the gluten content of gluten containing grains. This may be helpful for people with non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Sprouted grains still contain some gluten, so they are not safe for consumption if you have Celiac Disease.
Greek Chopped Chickpea Salad
Makes 2-3 servings
1 - 15 ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinse
1 yellow pepper, diced
1 orange pepper, diced
1/2 cup diced cherry tomatoes
1 medium english cucumber, sliced and quartered
1 ripe avocado, cubed
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
2 tbsp olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp dried oregano
salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
Optional add-ins: kalamata olives, feta
Mixed all ingredients together in a large bowl.
Enjoy in a wrap, over salad, or buy itself! Store in an airtight container for 2-3 days.