Curried Chickpea Lettuce Wraps (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

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Last updated on December 30th, 2019 at 11:44 am

I ate four of these healthy chickpea lettuce wraps the other day. Does this count as portion control? Oh, wait, I don’t care – they’re anti-inflammatory, vegan, gluten-free and absolutely delicious.

I didn’t experience any shame, guilt or flatulence. You know what I experienced?

Ummm, how about endless happiness and pride?

After all in approximately 10 minutes my gifted hands had opened a jar full of chickpeas and had thrown together something that was super delicious, spicy and that would make excess inflammation crap its pants.

You don’t need to plan ahead, just let these chickpea lettuce wraps happen next time you need something quick to eat.

Be spontaneous, be bold, be who you want to be, imagine you’re in a commercial for chickpeas…now open a jar of chickpeas. Heat them in a pan with some water, add some turmeric, cumin, flax seeds and about 6 more ingredients.

Then make this salad.

Put it on top of the chickpeas in a lettuce leaf. Smile and then call the whole thing a (lettuce) wrap.

The salad will make the lettuce wraps even better and will add more garlic and more vegetables to your daily life. You can’t really ask for more.

That garlic will also keep bad bacteria (and some vampires) away from the salad, so it doesn’t spoil too fast and it doesn’t disappear (keep it in the fridge though).

These wraps are light, fresh & spicy and I insist you make them during the next 10 minutes.

You can use whatever vegetables you have for the salad and you can actually use lentils instead of chickpeas, but it will take a little longer to cook, also you’d need to add some salt while cooking.

I haven’t tried these wraps with beans, but that might work as well. Also if that’s important to you – you won’t be eating that devil called gluten here. For all my vegan friends out there – these are also vegan.

Health and Beauty Benefits

There are many very anti-inflammatory star ingredients here, among others: turmeric, cumin, garlic and flax seeds. You eat those more often and you keep a lot of diseases away – from arthritis and flu to cancer & cardiovascular disease.

Related: 5 anti-inflammatory foods to eat daily

Also for anyone with acne – these lettuce wraps are low GI, contain no dairy and provide you with many antioxidants. Those are the 3 main things you need to consider in your diet if you want to get rid or at least reduce acne.

These wraps are also high-fiber, high-protein a good source of minerals, vitamin C, folate, biotin, and omega-3’s.

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