Tuscan Chickpea Scramble 

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Tuscan Chickpea Breakfast Scramble Meal Prep Recipe

Do us a favor, meal prep fam—Close your eyes and relax. Now imagine you’ve just woken up in a lavish seaside B&B on vacay in Italy. You can hear children laughing and playing in the sand, as ocean waves peacefully wash up on the shore. The tranquility of the scene begins to lull you back to sleep when suddenly you hear a knock on your door. Room service is here with your breakfast!

You could expect to pay a ton of money for an experience like that, but MPOF wants you to know that you don’t have to, thanks to today’s fresh meal prep idea—a Tuscan chickpea scramble! We absolutely love the flavors it contains because they are traditional without being unhealthy! In fact, this breakfast meal prep idea is a great option because of how healthy it is! The chickpea content is something that really aids in health benefits because they naturally are a great source of fiber. Fiber is incredibly important in your diet because it helps regulate your blood sugar while ensuring that what you’re eating is actually filling. This Tuscan chickpea scramble meal prep idea contains an absolutely insane amount of fiber at 12.9g per serving (your RDA is around 30g), so you’re sure to get a full and energized start to your work or school day!

Tuscan Chickpea Scramble 

Perhaps our favorite part of this Tuscan chickpea scramble meal prep idea is the blood orange slices. Of course, the sweet and tart flavor profile complements the savory flavors of the scramble itself, but did you know that blood oranges are also quite good for you? Like other oranges, they provide an excellent source of vitamin C for healing tissues in the body and improving immune function. Their distinct red hue is what sets them apart from other orange varieties, and actually is caused by an antioxidant known as anthocyanin. This helps lower your levels of LDL or “bad” cholesterol.

Tuscan Chickpea Scramble 

How long will this Tuscan chickpea scramble meal prep idea last for?

When we made this Tuscan chickpea scramble, we found that it lasted 3-4 days in the refrigerator—This is perfect, because the recipe yields enough for you to eat it once a day, or for 4 servings.

Can this Tuscan chickpea scramble be frozen?

While you certainly can freeze it for a later date, in general, we felt that this meal prep idea was so simple and cheap (in our under $4 category) to make that it made more sense to remake as necessary.

Tuscan Chickpea Scramble 

How do you make this Tuscan chickpea scramble?

Coming together in about half an hour altogether, the process of cooking this Tuscan chickpea scramble starts with sautéing the onions, garlic, sweet potato, and sun-dried tomatoes in a heated and oiled pan for 3-5 minutes. Once you’ve accomplished this, mash your canned chickpeas until chunky, then cook them in the skillet for around 10 minutes with the rest of your veggies. The kale pesto is even easier to make and simply involves blending all its ingredients together on low until smooth.

Tuscan Chickpea Scramble 

 

How to portion this Tuscan chickpea scramble?

We felt that this awesome meal prep idea was best when we portioned it into a two-compartment meal prep container! This allowed the scramble to be held separate from the blood orange slices. 

More chickpea meal prep ideas:

Another awesome and inexpensive chickpea recipe would be for these Quinoa Chickpea Taco Bowls, or consider this  Vegan Chopped Chickpea Greek Salad Meal Prep for next week!

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Canned chickpeas last about 4 days in the fridge

Tuscan Chickpea Scramble 

Tuscan Chickpea Scramble Ingredients: 

Chickpea Scramble: 

  • 31 oz. Canned Chickpeas 
  • 1/4 of Medium Red Onion (diced) 
  • 1/4 C. Sweet Potato (chopped; lightly cooked in microwave ~2 minutes) 
  • 2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
  • 2 Tbsp. Dried Tomatoes (diced) 
  • 2 tsp. Ground Turmeric 
  • 1/2 tsp. Pink Himalayan Salt 
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Black Pepper 
  • 1 Garlic Clove (minced) 

Kale Pesto: 

  • 1/4 C. Kale 
  • 1 Clove Garlic 
  • 2 Tbsp. extra Virgin Olive Oil 
  • 2 tsp. Pink Himalayan Salt 
  • 3 Tbsp. Raw Pumpkin Seeds/Pepitas 
  • Juice of 1 Lemon 
  • Optional: Blood Orange Slices 

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Tuscan Chickpea Scramble 

Bursting with flavors of Tuscany, this vegan Tuscan chickpea scramble with kale pesto will leave you feeling full and ready to take on the day! 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword Chickpeas, Meal Prep
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 meals

Ingredients

Chickpea Scramble

  • 31 ounces canned chickpeas
  • 1/4 medium red onion diced
  • 1/4 cup cooked sweet potato diced and slightly microwaved
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sun dried tomatoes diced (not packed in oil)
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic minced

Kale Pesto

  • 1/4 cup kale
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 3 tbs pepitas
  • juice of lemon

Optional

  • blood orange

Instructions

Chickpea Scramble

  • Heat a large skillet over medium/high heat then add oil. 
  • Next, add onions, garlic, sweet potato, and sun-dried tomatoes and sauté for ~3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  • In a mixing bowl, gently mash chickpeas until partially mashed and partially intact chickpeas remain. Mix in seasonings until well-combined. 
  • Add chickpea mixture to the skillet, let cook ~10 minutes (stirring occasionally). 

Kale Pesto

  • Blend all ingredients on low speed until smooth. 
  • Serve, store, and enjoy! 

Notes

Nutrition for 1 out of 4 meals:
13.5g Protein | 45.7g Carbs | 20.4g Fat | 12.9g Fiber | 413 Calories

3 Comments on "Tuscan Chickpea Scramble "

  1. this looks so good! i think i’m going to make this ? the blood oranges, idk ? i’m drooling ?

  2. Loved this recipe. I roasted some kale with sesame oil drizzled onto it before blending it for my pesto. Paired with the turmeric, it was this earthy blend when heated. So yummy! Thank you!

  3. This is happening soon! ❤️

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