The Good Bean - Smoky Chili LimeThe South Beach Diet is a great diet for taking off extra inches and keeping them off because it’s just *so* do-able. It touts a balanced combination of protein, good fats, and healthy carbs that are just the ticket for long-term weight wellness.

That said, Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet is pretty radical. Lots and lots of forbidden foods, and only one serving of nuts a day. But guess what – chickpeas are always on the menu!

With their low glycemic index and high fiber/protein combo, chickpeas say “no” to blood sugar spikes, and “yes” to energy. What’s even better? Roasted chickpeas are a great alternative to nuts, and when you’re on the South Beach Diet, you don’t have to restrict yourself to just one serving. That’s right, you can eat as much as you want! And because roasted chickpeas are so filling they’ll keep hunger at bay in those difficult first days of Phase 1.