I have this complex: while eating healthy, it has to be raw food - or I don't think it's healthy. The truth is when you cook your veggies, you're essentially cooking out the nutrients. So, if I am eating veggies, I have this 80/20 rule - 80% of my plate raw and 20% cooked. Of course I don't ALWAYS do this but I really, really try. Since I am often craving the warmth of pizza, pasta, and burgers (just carbs in general), sometimes I NEED extra heartiness and warmth. These falafel balls are DELICIOUS and completely healthy. Essentially nothing goes into them but natural ingredients; they are a total win! I eat mine with hummus, chopped red onion, cucumber, and tomatoes. They leave me satisfied EVERY TIME and Nathan loves them too!
You will need:
- 15 oz can of organic garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 white onion finely chopped
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 2 tablespoons oregano
- 1 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
- dash of curry seasoning
- 2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour ( or regular)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375˚. Mix garbanzo beans in a food processor and transfer to a bowl. Chop the white onion in the food processor as well and transfer to garbanzo beans. Add the remaining ingredients and mix. Using a small ice cream scoop, form balls and add to a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes then turn the balls over cooking for an additional 15 minutes!