Easy Chickpea Vegetable Stir Fry

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Easy Chickpea Vegetable Stir Fry-this easy and healthy stir fry recipe is loaded with veggies! Serve with quinoa or brown rice and you have a delicious and nutritious meal! 

Easy Chickpea Vegetable Stir Fry Recipe

It is a new year and that means many of us are making resolutions. This year, I made some goals in the following areas: business/blog, personal, and family. I like setting goals because they keep me focused and motivated. I try to not to make too many so I will actually achieve them! I am all about setting realistic goals. I want to succeed:)

Healthy eating is always a popular resolution and it is on my list this year. I am trying to include more vegetables into my diet and into our family meals. I kicked off the new year by making Easy Chickpea Vegetable Stir Fry. I love making stir fry because it is easy, healthy, and a great way to sneak a variety of vegetables into one meal!

Easy Chickpea Vegetable Stir Fry Recipe

Caleb is usually a good eater, but vegetables are sometimes tricky. One day he will devour his veggies and the next day he will turn up his nose. Gotta love kids:) I keep trying to introduce a variety of vegetables so he can discover his favorites. I love making stir fry because he will usually eat at least one or two of the veggies I use.

For this stir fry, I used: broccoli, carrots, peppers, mushrooms, and sugar snap peas. In the winter, it is sometimes hard to find quality produce so I mixed Kroger’s frozen veggies with some fresh produce. Caleb loves the crinkle cut carrots, he calls them gold doubloons. They are treasures, just like in Jake and the Neverland Pirates:)

I added some chickpeas to the veggies for an easy boost of protein. Our stir fry was colorful and ready to go in under 30 minutes, making it a great weeknight meal.

I served our Easy Chickpea Vegetable Stir Fry over a bed of Kroger’s Tri-Color Quinoa. It is pretty and adds even more protein!

We started the year off right with this Easy Chickpea Vegetable Stir Fry. It was a hit at our dinner table so I will be making it again! I love veggie loaded meals, especially when they are super simple!

If you want more healthy recipes, check out 52 Healthy Recipes to Jumpstart 2015! There are lots of good ones!

Easy Chickpea Vegetable Stir Fry Recipe

We are working with Kroger this month to celebrate Little Victories and healthy lifestyles! Kroger is encouraging everyone to reach their New Year’s goals and celebrate Little Victories along the way.  What Little Victories do you want to celebrate this year? Do you want to eat more veggies, drink more water, exercise on a regular basis, get more sleep, cook more at home, eat breakfast? Let’s celebrate lots of Little Victories this year!

You can join us by making this easy and healthy Chickpea Vegetable Stir Fry!

Easy Chickpea Vegetable Stir Fry Recipe

Easy Chickpea Vegetable Stir Fry

This easy and healthy stir fry recipe is great for lunch or dinner! We like to serve it over quinoa!

Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Total Time
20 minutes

Ingredients

  • For the Sauce:
  • 2/3 cup Kroger Lite soy sauce or Tamari sauce
  • 1/2 cup Kroger vegetable broth
  • 1/3 cup Rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic chile sauce
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • For the Stir Fry:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 12 oz package Kroger frozen broccoli cuts
  • 1 12 oz package Kroger frozen crinkle cut carrots
  • 1 8 oz package fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cups sugar snap peas
  • 1 small red pepper sliced, seeds removed
  • 1 small yellow pepper sliced, seeds removed
  • 1 8 oz can Kroger sliced water chestnuts
  • 1 15 oz can Kroger chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • Cooked quinoa or brown rice for serving

Instructions

  1. 1. First, make the sauce. In a medium bowl, combine soy sauce, broth, vinegar, sesame oil, brown sugar, garlic chile sauce, ginger, and corn starch. Whisk together and set aside.
  2. 2. In a large skillet or wok, heat the olive oil over high heat. Add the broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, peas, and peppers. Cook for 5 minutes, or until vegetables are tender, but still crisp. Stir in the water chestnuts and chickpeas. Add the sauce and cook until sauce thickens and vegetables are well coated in sauce.
  3. 3. Remove from heat and serve with quinoa or brown rice. Serve warm.
  4. Note-if you need the recipe to be gluten-free make sure you use Tamari sauce instead of soy sauce. You can also serve the stir fry with rice or noodles.

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Maria

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. My goal is to eat less processed foods so this year I’m hoping to make all of our bread needs and not purchase any store bought bread…I have a loaf in the bread machine now so that’s my victory for today..

  2. LOVE stir fry- totally my go to meal. My little victory for today is already having Josh and Kaylin’s lunches and breakfasts ready to go for the first day back to the grind….pass the coffee please!

  3. My little victory this year will be doing everything possible to rebuild my bones and stop the progression of osteoporosis so I don’t have anymore spontaneous fractures.

  4. I can’t wait to try this recipe! And I love shopping at Kroger!! Thank you for an opportunity to win! 🙂

  5. We love stir fries at my house too. My kids like this type of sauce with a little sweetness from the brown sugar. Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Today, my little victory was getting out of bed even though I just wanted to turn over and go back to sleep. Sometimes that’s all you can ask for.

  7. Love when there are companies willing to give away product to get us eating the right way with their help. Looking forward to making this recipe for dinner!

  8. Wow what a great giveaway! Love stir fry. Hitting the treadmill hard this new year and keeping up my daily stretches and exercises. Watching the fat and extra empty calories in sodas and such. Getting with it before my 50th in May!!

  9. My victory for today is to get to the gym, grocery store, and the house picked up. That might take up two days worth of victories.

  10. My victory for today is to get up a little earlier to do a few chores so I
    I am not so crazy at the end of the day! Thanks

  11. My victory today is that I woke up early for my first day back at work from the holidays. It’s truly the little things. 🙂

  12. My daughter is in my lap, sick, and I’m still managing to get work done and get a healthy breakfast in for both of us.

  13. Little victory……get up a half hour early and have some quiet time. Just me and my cup of tea before the business of the day.

  14. My little victory for the day was surviving a rough day and night with my newborn baby and still getting us ready and out the door on time this morning!

  15. it’s still early here, but my small victory for the day is that I’m continuing my quest to use less artificial sweetener in my coffee and this morning cut back a little tiny teeny bit more! baby steps, but moving towards a healthier lifestyle.

  16. The little victories add up! I’m trying to gain a little victory every day when I chose string cheese or an orange over a cookie or chocolate chips.

  17. My little victory – signing up for the gym! I start working from home next week & this gets me out the house & it’s on the way to my son’s daycare 🙂

  18. My focus is going to be gaining victories in the more sleep category and the drink more water category. All it’s going to take is baby steps!

  19. An older lady hit my car on the way home yesterday, so my little victory is that nobody was hurt. My car sustained some dents and damages, but thankfully I wasn’t injured (and neither was the little old lady).

  20. I am going to try and cut out sugar and grains as much as possible and hope this will be a victory for me!

  21. My goal this year is to continue on my mission to cut out processed food for my family and for all of us to eat more veggies!

  22. I assembled all of the ingredients needed for dinner this morning, so that I just need to heat them (aka cook) tonight. Easy dinner >>> takeout!

  23. Back to work after nearly 2 weeks off! Today’s goal: walk my dog 30 minutes longer than usual, and NO eating after dinner. (That last part is never easy….)

  24. My little victory today was getting my car door locks unfrozen after 20 minutes of trying in 17 degrees of irritation so I could get my son to school on time lol

  25. Trying to stay positive and say/think nothing negative for just a day..it’s actually tough, we quickly forget how good we have it in our luxurious daily lives. So my little victory is being grateful, one day at a time.

  26. My little victory was to go ahead and make soup to eat for the rest of the week. My husband and I are both trying to eat less to-go foods during out lunches and making a large batch of soup is always a win!

  27. I exercised even though it was a rough night. My goal is to get some exercise in 6 days a week – no excuses. Even if it’s just for 30 min.

  28. I LOVE healthy foods and feel so badly that I don’t make more of an effort to eat better, especially yummy, beautiful vegetables. No excuses, I vow to eat better this year. Thank you for the chance to win this unbelievable giveaway. I teared up when I saw the prizes.

  29. Great way to start the new year! Today is clean up after our last family guests leave. Clean out the refrigerator and candy tins!

  30. A couple of days ago I made a sweet potato pizza and my son said, “hey this isn’t so bad!” He is not a fan of sweet potatoes, but t he ate it! I’m hoping for another victory your above stir fry recipe. I have another daughter who is not found of many veggies but likes chickpeas! Fingers crossed!

  31. My little victory today was making a smoothie for breakfast, and already drinking water. I also only had 1 cup of coffee today. Yay for little victories!

  32. This is awesome. I love doing stir fry when I have extra vegetables. It makes for a quick and easy dinner for the entire family.

  33. My victory this morning is having it go smoothly despite it being my husband’s first day back at work after the holidays!

  34. My victory for today was that I had enough time to make a lunch to bring in to work! Healthier and cheaper than buying out!

  35. My goal for 2015 is to eat healthier, so I can get fit and trim. My eldest daughter is getting married this october and I want to look great for her wedding. <3

  36. My biggest little victory was organizing all the recipes I’ve printed out lately into a categorized binder. Feels good. Now I can plan more healthy meals for my family and find what I’m looking for!

  37. I lost 16 lbs over the past couple of months and am committing to eat more vegetables and cut out sugar as much as possible. This recipe is one I will try as my family really likes stir fry.

  38. The stir fry looks wonderful; I think I know what those mushrooms in the fridge will be used for!

    I always make too many resolutions to keep, but hey! I get some of them done… My big ones involve paying off large chunks of student loans and saving up for a house. Vegetables are good too though.

  39. I’m hoping for many little victories this year, such as a regular sleeping schedule, an exercise routine, and perfecting new recipes!

  40. Drink more water! I started today bringing it to work so no excuses if I get busy and dont make it to the water cooler because there are 2 litres at my desk!

  41. My little victory this year is maintaining a healthy pregnancy. Combination of eating nutritiously, drinking more water, and exercising!

  42. I’m not much of a cook, and by much, I mean at all (my husband is the cook in our house) but this recipe looks super easy and super tasty… and a great way to get more veggies into my toddler, who is the same way about loving them one day and turning his nose up the next. Definitely going to give this one a try!

  43. I actually got two soups made and other good snacks prepped yesterday. My goal is to eat more veggies so I will try this. Thanks!

  44. My ‘little victory’ for today, and hopefully the year ahead, is to prepare healthy snacks (like roasted chickpeas!) in advance, in order to avoid the temptation of anything sugary or ‘chocolate-covered’.

  45. My little victory will be to eat more green leafy veggies each week in the new year. And to cook new veggies I haven’t tried before!

  46. Happy New Year! I love making resolutions that let me make changes gradually — those are the changes that stick (for me)!

  47. My little victory for today is to enjoy a breakfast of toasted home-made bread made with non-bromated flour topped with sliced avocado sprinkled with Celtic Sea Salt and fresh free-range eggs cooked in butter made from the milk of grass-fed cows.

  48. I strapped on my vivofit first thing when I awoke and promptly went to the kitchen and disposed of leftover Christmas cookies, freezing those that were too hard to discard and getting them away from view.

  49. My little victory today is being fully ready for my first full week back to work this new year, through pre-making lunches, getting outfits lined up, etc.

  50. I am still attaining victory in the new year because I am still on track with my resolutions! I normally don’t make them..but, this year I did..already had my protein shake and walked and now continuing with paper work and closet cleaning.

  51. Stir fry is a brilliant way to get kids into veggies!! I’m going to keep this trick up my sleeve for the next time I hang out with my little bro. So smart!

  52. We’ve been trying to get to bed earlier and drink more water. I’ve been doing great on the water thing and my husband has been better on the sleeping thing. Together we make a great team.

  53. My victory for the day is this is the first day in 4 days that I’ve woken up without a migraine! I will eat lots of veggies and take good care of my recovering body today.

  54. I am a goal maker – and so I love new year’s resolutions (no shame!) and so far I’ve done pretty good with mine! Feeling motivated and on track – I count that as a victory.

  55. My Little victory this year will be cutting down on salt and sugar so I can get healthier. My husband and I want to try for another baby this year so I need to be in top shape 🙂

  56. Today’s victory is starting off the week with a fridge full of healthy whole food options. Breakfast was a simple egg and kale omelet with a side of coffee. I cut out sugar in my coffee about a year ago and have never looked back.

  57. Yum! Can’t wait to try this! One things my kids dislike about veggies is when they are cooked, but they don’t mind then stir fried and lightly cooked!

  58. I’m cutting sugar out of my diet,it’s hard since I love candy,so I’ve been resisting the holiday sweets in the house and I’m sticking with it so far.

  59. My little victory is taking care to NOT purchase treats so my house doesn’t have tempting items that will wreck my diet. Usually I do this by eating before I shop and focusing on veggies. (Nutella is the worst item for me, oddly enough. My husband has to hide his jar.)

    As a side note, I have not tried quinoa, and this is very tempting…

  60. One of my goals for this year is more intentional living- better meal planning, better cleaning and organization for my home, and budgeting better. Today, I used my extra 15 minutes in the morning to clean my kitchen and it really made a big difference! Here’s to celebrating all of life’s little victories!

  61. My victory is that I was able to do laundry, run to the post office, and grocery shop, all before 10am when I came home to put my little girl down for a nap. Now it’s a bit of me time 🙂

  62. My little victory for today was checking out CDs at the library…I can’t wait to add a ton of songs to my workout playlists!

  63. I’m going to try to stop buying the flavor of the month cupcakes at the bakery by my house. So delicious, but no self control!

  64. My little victory for today, was getting all three kids up, getting a load of laundry into the washer, and getting them all fed breakfast in a timely manner. I’m hoping to have another little victory tonight when I try a new recipe (chicken schnitzel with noodles). I have some picky eaters so I am hoping this recipe will win them over and I can add it into our meal rotation.

  65. Looks great! I never considered using frozen mixed with fresh veggies for stir fry–do you let the frozen ones thaw first?

  66. My little victories were eating oatmeal with chia seed for my first healthy work breakfast of the year. Topped with some almond milk it was filling and delish. My 2nd victory was clicking on the chickpea recipe. Sounds wonderful and easy to make. Thanks

  67. My victory today is that I finally feel good today. I had enough sleep, ate good for me foods, and moved my body in class. Yea for me!

  68. My little victory is getting farther ahead in work than I thought would happen for the first working day of the new year!

  69. All of the above…eating right, drinking more water, exercising with my kids…my little victory today was parking way out in the parking lot and walking the long way to my office.

  70. My little victory today was getting a nap in with my 8m old while my 5yo was at school. My youngest has been teething, going thru a growth spurt and nursing a ton and we both needed the nap today!

  71. My victory for today will be to make this for dinner! I already went to the gym. My goal is to get the gym out of the way early rather than put it off and next thing you know the day is gone and you haven’t gone.

  72. My victory today was starting back up my healthy living/eating routine that fell apart in 2014. I am back on track and so excited to feel better and excited for a better year!

  73. my victories came during the weekend – took down Christmas decorations and did a couple crafts to decorate the house for Valentine’s Day

  74. I love this idea! My little victory today was eating vegan throughout the day, so I can enjoy a very non-vegan dinner with my new husband 🙂

  75. My little victory for the day was going to the bank, grocery shopping, making a hair appt, and starting dinner…all on my lunch break!

  76. My little victory today is that I managed to get dinner on the table after going back to work after a wonderful 2-week holiday break.

  77. Working on eating better to get my cholesterol numbers down. I’ll have to look at more of your veggie recipes and close my eyes at the cookie recipes!

  78. I love Kroger and KitchenAid!! And can’t wait to try this stir-fry. I definitely need to add more veggies during the winter months.

  79. Thanks for sharing this healthy and delicious recipe. It contains many essential elements such as protein, vitamins and minerals. This perfect dish is what I am looking for. I will cook it to give my family surprise and like to share with my friends.

  80. After returning home from three weeks in Spain, I’ve managed to come up with dinners for the entire week that don’t revolve around bread or cheese – a welcome break from several weeks of enjoying much of both!

  81. Walked the kids to the bus stop and took the loooong way home…it’s about 1.5mi out of the way! Awesome little victory.

  82. I love how you combine frozen and fresh vegetables, as we all live in various parts of the world and country and enjoy stir fry during all months of the year!

  83. My victory will be if I can get my newborn to sleep through the night soon. 😀 But something I have more control over–getting more veggies and less sugar into my diet.

  84. Little victory-Got to the grocery store, bought for husband’s lunches for the next 3 days, making spaghetti and salad for dinner!

  85. My little victories today were setting up reminders for paying bills, and making a workout plan to use with my treadmill.

  86. Two little victories – I’ve been out to dinner twice in four days (work related) and passed on dessert both times!

  87. In early December (jumpstarting the new year!) I got my first gym membership. I only have 15lbs to lose, but it’s still a struggle to find motivation. Thanks for sharing healthy recipes to help in that respect as well!

  88. My little victory was making a “get ready checklist” for my son this morning and he completed all of it within 10 minutes without me having to repeat anything…it was a very peaceful morning! We had time to tell jokes and a read a book too.

  89. I just made this last night for dinner sans mushrooms and it was a great dinner. So variable too. Always important. Thanks!

  90. After the New Year got off to a rough start, I was feeling pretty discouraged about my resolutions. Today I feel a lot more optimistic and ready to conquer those goals, and the first place I came to get started was to my favorite food blog!

  91. Bring lunch to work at least 2 days a week, exercise for 1 hour at least 4 days a week even if it is just a brisk walk through the city, and order less pizza after an evening of drinking.

  92. My little victory is getting through the work day with short staff and taking care of the family and pets at home with my husband out of town.

  93. My little victory for today is that I got an old bill paid off. One of the last in 15 years of trying to climb out from under medical debt. So that is a victory indeed! This stir-fry looks great; I recently bought a small wok and am eager to try it out.

  94. Easy and healthy meals for after work. My victory is I already have several home cooked meals waiting in the freezer!

  95. I definitely want to be more intentional with working out. Not just when it’s convenient. Also I have found it difficult to keep up on drinking enough water. So it’s my goal to stay on top of that. I believe t is fundamental for good health.

  96. We got several inches of morning rush-hour snow today. My “little victory” was making it to work without breaking my neck!

  97. My victory for the day was actually getting up and doing yoga before work and getting all the stuff (mostly) done at work that I needed to!

  98. I have also resolved to eat healthier this year. This stir-fry looks like a great easy dinner or a perfect lunch on the go!

  99. At this very moment, there is no laundry to do! With three boys that is very rare in this house and will only last until they get home from school! lol

  100. I like to add chickpeas to green and pasta salads. I also add them to a variety of canned soups to bulk them up a bit.

  101. I love the idea of adding chickpeas to the stir fry.
    It’s too early in the year for little victories, our schedule is still getting back to normal, but the first will be soon as I start up again with my daily walks

  102. My victory is to keep my kitchen clean and have dinner ready before my husband comes home…while juggling my two under two!

  103. My little victory was walking over 9 miles in the streets of Italy today…it was gorgeous and I got a little bit of exercise in the process!

  104. Today my Little Victory was waking up early and doing 10 minutes on the elliptical, then eating a bowl of oatmeal with pears. Not a big deal, but helped get my “new year” (which in many ways started today) off to a healthier start. My goal is to do this every day and eventually increase my time and my healthy eating. Too many goals at once and I fail at them all, so we’re trying little victories all year long….

  105. My little victory for today was getting my six year old to bed with no issues. He has a bad cold and has absolutely no interest in doing anything but laying on my lap, lol.

  106. We love shopping at our local Kroger! My little victory for the new year is to serve healthier meals and veggies and hope my daughter will start trying more veggies. I hope our little boy due this year isn’t as picky 😉

  107. I’m trying to eat healthier, sustaining breakfasts. Today’s victory… avocado on toast. Delicious and seems to be holding. Victory!

  108. This looks delicious and easy-a winner! I actually think I have everything on hand, so now I know what I’m making for dinner….thank you! 🙂

  109. My little victory yesterday was making my own Raspberry Chia Seed Jam and Roasted Chickpeas for those savoury snack cravings.

  110. My birthday is Sunday, and I am already cleaning up my diet that I said would start after my bday and I’m feeling great about all the nice clean veggies and fruits we’ve been eating lately.

  111. You’re not kidding about the trail mix! One of my go-to snacks. My victory will be firming and toning up my body.

  112. My little victory for the day is a new record number of steps for one day. I got a Fitbit for Christmas so I have been watching my steps and finally broke 9,500. 10,000, you’re next.

  113. I managed to get the house picked up, dinner made, laundry done, schooling done for my oldest, and finished crocheting a baby doll blanket for my daughter!

  114. This stir fry looks delicious! My husband and I are newly vegan and this dish looks like a great one to add to our repertoire. 🙂 Little victory for today was two loads of laundry, deep cleaning the kitchen and baking vegan pumpkin banana muffins to store in the freezer 😉

  115. My victory was to pack a healthy lunch the night before so I’m ready to walk out the door in the morning without just grabbing something!

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