Associated Press: Beans in your beef stew make it deliciously leaner

This week in my “Healthy Plate” column, the star ingredient is the chickpea.  Full of fiber and protein, this versatile legume can be used in a variety of dishes.  Read more about the chickpea and get a fall family favorite recipe for Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Chickpeas. With 9g of fiber and 33g of protein per serving, this comforting stew can be prepped in the morning, cooked during the day, and is super satisfying without being overly heavy.

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