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ZeroPoint foods are great... but what do you do with them? We've got surprising ways to use quinoa, sweet potato, and chickpeas.

ZeroPoint™ foods are super-flexible and can be used in lots of delicious (and unexpected) ways. Here are a few ideas to whet your appetite.

ZeroPoint Hero: Quinoa

Quinoa is a gluten-free plant-free source of high-quality protein.

Use it as a bowl base.

Layer quinoa in vegetarian bowls. You can treat it like a grain (it's really a seed), and it adds extra protein.

Try it out: Quinoa, squash and soya bean salad

Amp up your breakfast.

Put cooked quinoa in a bowl with skimmed free milk and a little honey. Microwave for a quick and satisfying hot breakfast.

Try it out: Coconut quinoa with mango

Use it instead of rice.

Quinoa makes a great stand-in for rice in so many dishes.

Try it out: Jerk chicken with quinoa, mint & mango salad

Quinoa contains a coating called saponin, which can make it taste soapy and bitter. Be sure to rinse it before you cook it.

ZeroPoint Hero: Sweet potatoes

Turn it into toast.

Toasted sweet potato slices make a nutrient-rich replacement for bread.

Try it out: Sweet potato toasts with halloumi & peppers

Add it to soup.

Sweet potato puree makes soups thick and rich, with almost no dairy. It also adds an antioxidant boost!

Try it out: Hearty golden vegetable soup

Go sweet.

It works so well in sweet dishes such as muffins, cakes and even doughnuts!

Try it out: Sweet potato baked doughnuts with pecan topping

Not all sweet potatoes are the same. Japanese sweet potatoes have a thin, smooth skin, a milder flavour, and creamy yellow flesh.

ZeroPoint Hero: Chickpeas

Pro tip: Don't love the texture of chickpeas? Roast them in sheet-pan meals in place of starches. They'll get nice and crunchy.

Use them instead of eggs in sweet treats.

Pureed chickpeas add fibre and protein to sweet treats.

Try it out: Chocolate & peanut butter energy bites

Boost your burger.

Use chickpeas in veggie burger patties. It gives them a rich, slightly nutty taste.

Try it out: Sweetcorn, red pepper & chickpea burgers

Power up pasta.

Add them to pasta dishes for more fibre and protein.

Try it out: Chickpea & chilli fusilli with feta

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