2 Bite Falafels


Falafel, Victoria BC, Meal Plans, Weight Loss, Nutrition

Falafel, Victoria BC, Meal Plans, Weight Loss, Nutrition

2 Bite Falafels


These falafels are packed full of protein, fibre and complex carbohydrates.  They make for a great contribution to any salad, wrap or grab and go snack.  When you provide your body with protein, fat and fibre at meals, you are ensuring that your blood sugar levels remain balanced and your energy levels remain stable throughout the day.

I also loaded them up with turmeric for its anti-inflammatory properties, garlic/onion for immune boosting benefits, and fresh herbs for their antioxidant boost.  Who am I kidding, it was all for flavour, the health-enhancing benefits are a bonus!

This is one of the recipes included in the meal plan for my weight loss programs.  All of the recipes focus on whole foods, contain no refined sugar, and are gluten-free/dairy-free.  The weight loss program also includes a weight loss food pyramid, portion size guide, a salad building formula, a smoothie formula, recipes that focus on low-energy, high-volume eating, a shopping list and a prep schedule.  It really takes the guess work out of eating food for sustainable and attainable weight loss.


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This recipe requires a food processor.  If you don't have one or are on a budget check out VarageSale, Facebook Marketplace, Used.com or any other local buy/sell/trade.  I always see food processors for sale that are brand new!  I am talking, never been out of the box and being sold for a fraction of the price.


Ingredients

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Dry

  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats

  • 2 tsp cumin

  • 1 tsp turmeric

  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes

  • 1 tsp sea salt or Herbamare sea salt with organic herbs

  • 1/2 tsp cracked pepper or to taste

Wet

  • 2 cans of chickpeas, drained & rinsed
    (save a few tbsp of the chickpea liquid, to help combine the mix, if needed)

  • 1/2 cup diced red or spring onion

  • 1/2 cup de-stemmed cilantro

  • 1/2 cup de-stemmed parsley

  • the juice from 1 lemon, 2-3 tbsp

  • 2 tbsp tahini

  • 2 tbsp olive oil, plus addition
    for pan frying

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced


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Directions

  • Add garlic, de-stemmed herbs, seasoning, and oats to your food processor. Pulse until combined

  • Add everything else and process until combined

  • Roll into 24 balls, roughly 2 tbsp each in size

  • Pan fry on medium heat for 2-3 minutes a side or until golden brown

  • Serve on salads, in wraps or eat solo as a snack

If you don't think you can eat all 24 patties, freeze uncooked patties spaced out on parchment paper on a cutting board or plate.  Once frozen remove from parchment paper and store in airtight container or freezer bag.  Pull from freezer, thaw and have a quick and easy snack or meal.


If you would like an amazing recipe for amazing gluten-free, dairy-free wraps click on the image below. 



Disclaimer: the information provided in this post is for educational purposes only.   It has not been evaluated by the FDA or CFIA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.