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Chickpea and Broccoli Curry

   Along our weight loss journey I knew the day would come where meatless recipes would pop up into our weekly meal prep. As you can tell from the rest of the site, we tend to lean more to the “meat-atarian” side then the vegetarian side of things and as a self proclaimed meat-atarian the first time I saw this recipe with such nominal ingredients and such a short prep and cook time I quickly thought to myself ” There is no way this is going to keep me full or satisfied” and I started planning what I was going to need as a snack shortly after dinner.

     Well wow was I wrong. The combination of the chickpeas and the rice was more than enough to make me feel full and the red curry paste gave this meal an incredible kick that helped to remove any cravings for something that may have been missing afterwards.

     This recipe is perfect for those days when you need something quick and easy or for those of you who meal prep it is perfect for getting 4 very quick meals ready in a very short period of time so you don’t have to spend your whole Sunday in the kitchen.

 

Chickpea & Broccoli Curry

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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KCAL: 399     Protein: 15g    Carbs: 43g    Fat: 21g    Fiber: 13g  (rice not included)

Credit: Relke Fitness

Ingredients

  • 1 can (400ml) Coconut Milk
  • 2 tbsp Red Curry Paste
  • 2 Broccoli heads
  • 1 can (400g) Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1 1/3 cups cooked Basmati rice

Directions

  1. Heat coconut oil in a large pan over medium-high heat then sauté the broccoli for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add curry paste and mix in for another 2 minutes
  3. Add the coconut milk and stir everything together. Lower heat and simmer for 5-8 minutes
  4. Stir in chickpeas and bring back to a simmer
  5. Mix the cornstarch and water together in  small bowl until cornstarch has completely dissolved (no lumps) then slowly pour the mixture into the pan stirring constantly while doing so
  6. Simmer for 1 more minute then remove from heat.
  7. Serve over a 1/3 of a cup of basmati rice and Enjoy! 

If you want to use frozen broccoli instead of fresh you can, 1 medium bag of frozen broccoli should be enough, just put it in a microwave safe bowl and microwave it in some water for a couple of minutes first then drain and you are good to go. This is another great meal prep recipe perfect to separate into 4 containers and take for lunches during the week. Please let me know what you thought of this recipe in the comment section below. Enjoy!!

The final result

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