Chickpeas are the best legume and one of the best foods for healthy eating. I love the shape, texture and versatility of chickpeas. Toss them in a salad, stew or make veggie burgers out of them. If using canned chickpeas, the aquafaba (the liquid in the can) can be used as an egg substitute for vegan baking. Not only are chickpeas versatile, they are nutritious as well.