You can pretty much bet on always finding a can of chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) in my pantry. They are one of my favorite beans to use in recipes for soups, pastas, dips, or simply on their own added to salads. For me, you can’t beat the convenience of canned beans. They can really save you in so many when you are in a pinch for time at meal time, and let’s not forget to mention the tremendous health benefits they offer as well. A serving of chickpeas packs a nutritious punch full of protein, fiber, and all those good carbs and vitamins that we should be including in our daily diet... and they are low in fat too. Don’t forget to rinse them before adding them to your recipes; this makes a big difference in their sodium content.