This versatile ingredient is low-carb and high-protein
Made of the finely milled bean, chickpea flour is lower in calories and carbs than the whole-wheat kind. It’s also high in protein, with 21 grams per cup. Slightly nutty in flavor and yellow in color, “You can use it for light-as-air crepes and crispy flatbreads,” says Laura Rege, a New York City-based recipe developer. “It also works well as a soup thickener.” Find chickpea flour (also called garbanzo flour) at many grocery stores; look for a brand that lists only chickpeas as the ingredient. Try it in one of these gluten-free recipes.