Updated: Jan 5, 2022
Is it possible to enjoy warm, delicious comfort food, that's secretly healthier? Yes! This decadent chickpea pot pie is a healthier, cholesterol-free version of a traditional pot pie.
When you're trying to eat healthier, do you feel like you're missing out? You don't have to!
Now with the holiday season in full swing, you're probably surrounded by nothing but heavy, traditional comfort foods at every corner you turn. You know, the ham roasts, mac 'n cheeses, and so much more. You probably have a slight inkling of FOMO going on and found yourself thinking "man, does this mean I'll never be able to enjoy comfort foods again?" on more than occasion. I totally get it; it can be especially tough around this time of year if you're the only/one of the few plant-based folks in your circle of friends and family.
Fear not! That's where this scrumptious chickpea pot pie comes in!
The flavors found in this pie hit all the right notes when it comes to all the things we associate and adore in things like Thanksgiving dinner. In fact, if you were to serve this pie to a room full of meat lovers, they wouldn't even miss the meat. (Yes, it's been tested, and yes, it's that good!)
Goodness of chickpeas
You'll also be getting in a good helping of chickpeas through this recipe which is always a good thing for the body. I think most people overlook the fact that chickpeas are capable of providing you with a good amount of protein.
Chickpeas can be considered the king of the legumes if you will; they're affordable, both canned and dried chickpeas contain benefits for the body (there's even uses for the liquid found in canned chickpeas), and they're rich in carbohydrates, protein, and fiber.
Feel full and satisfied, and great after you eat too
This pie on the other hand is not only delicious, but it'll leave you feeling full, thanks to the high quality of protein provided by the chickpeas, without that feeling of sluggishness setting in later. Just because you're eating a plant-based meal, doesn't mean you have to compromise on taste or comfort foods. It's just a matter of finding a recipe that you can enjoy guilt-free.
Author: Shruti is a current intern and recent graduate from The University of North Texas holding a bachelor’s of business administration degree in marketing. She has a passion for digital marketing, with a focus on social media, and advertising. In her free time, she enjoys baking, watching movies, and going on hikes.