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  1. Low GI Recipe: Matteo’s Chickpea Soup

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    October 30, 2009 by Johanna Burani

    Low GI Recipe: Matteo's Chickpea Soup

    My son, Matteo, who lives in the northeastern Italian region called Friuli, was visiting us recently in our home in New Jersey. He is the son who loves to cook, so I asked him to suggest a recipe off the top of his head that I could develop for GI news.

    Being a creative cook, Matteo just thinks in terms of good, fresh ingredients and then invents something scrumptious. So he gave me a list of eight ingredients that he uses to make a chickpea soup. I worked out the quantities and cooking times and added a few personal touches of my own. The recipe below is our combined effort.

     

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Johanna Burani
MS, RD, CDE
Nutrition Works LLC
Morristown, NJ, USA

Expert in individualized, low-glycemic index (low GI) meal planning.

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