It’s February in Canada and a polar vortex has descended upon us. It’s currently -23°C with the wind chill.
This means I’ll be hibernating inside making all the warm and cozy things – like my One Pot Chickpea Stew.
I absolutely love how hearty this dish is. It’s packed with protein and fibre so it really fills your belly up.
Plus, this One Pot Chickpea Stew is insanely flavourful. The richness of the perfectly spiced broth…. Mmmm. So good. You’ll want to have this on repeat throughout the cold winter months.
As an acne nutritionist, I’m all about increasing fibre. For this recipe, I used both chickpeas and lots of fibre-rich vegetables.
For our acne clients in The Clear Skin Solution, we recommend they aim for about 45 grams of fibre per day. So this One Pot Chickpea Stew is a great addition to really help you reach your day’s fibre quota.
But let’s dig a little deeper into what fibre is and why we want to be eating it…
Fibre is a type of carbohydrate that passes through the body undigested. While most carbohydrates break down into glucose (a sugar molecule), fibre is a little different. Instead, it travels through the body undigested, helping move food through the bowels.
There are two types of fibre: soluble and insoluble. Both types help to regulate bowel movements and improve digestion.
Fibre also helps to regulate blood sugar and keeps you feeling full for longer (preventing the h-angry snack monster from popping up later on).