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You are not in the mood for cooking? You will love this simple falafel bowl recipe that requires very little of your time and effort. Lunch has never been this easy, yummy, and healthy.
Who said you can't have it all?
There are simple recipes and there's this falafel bowl. Seriously, cooking can hardly get as simple and fun as this. You need very few ingredients and very little time. I estimated 20 minutes to have it ready, but that's given you a lot of slack in the cutting process.
It happens rarely, but there are times where the last thing I want to do is cook. I know this happens to everyone at some point in life. These are the moments when it is very easy to end up in the line of a fast-food drive-through binging on a greasy load of fries. Delicious. But not the best option if you are trying to stay on the health-train.
Also, when you are transitioning to a vegan lifestyle a lot of people think vegan meals either take a long while to cook and your only other option is a batch of boring lettuce. It doesn't have to be that way. So, in times of no cooking motivation or little time, people give up on the transition.
This falafel bowl is here to solve both issues and make life easier for those who don't care a bit about cooking. You basically need to slice some veggies, heat up the falafel and that's about it. So if you have some mad cutting skills, you will have this ready in no time.
I used fresh veggies that were in season when I wrote this recipe, bell pepper, carrots, and cucumbers. But you can mix and match as you please, just slice your favourite veggies, or whatever you already have at home.
You can make your own falafel but on this occasion, since we are after a quick meal I just bought them. I get falafel at the farmers market where they make it fresh every week. There are many brands out there that are super delicious and it's usually the ones that are made locally that are the best. So keep an eye open for those ones, farmers markets are a great place to go for a freshly made falafel hunt.
The last part of our quick dish is the sauce. You can't have falafel without a sauce! This is what makes all the difference in this meal. I mixed hummus and tahini for an overload of flavour. And you get a ton of nutrients from this creamy and delicious sauce. I add a bit of water to get a homogenous mix and a perfect consistency.
You can assemble each falafel bowl individually or you can put everything on the table and let everyone serve themselves. This is how we do it at home and is a really fun way to share lunch. Just remind everyone that double dipping is not allowed!
For the falafel
For the quinoa
For the fresh veggies
For the hummus sauce
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 415||From Fat 201|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 22g||34.4%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||15.6%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 41g||13.8%|
|Dietry Fiber 7g||27.5%|
|Vitamin A 7069.6IU||141.4%|
|Vitamin B-12 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.46mg||23.2%|
|Vitamin C 80.98mg||135%|
|Vitamin D 0IU||0%|
|Vitamin E 1.18mg||3.9%|
|Vitamin K1 19.28µg||24.1%|
|Pantothenic acid 0.8mg||8%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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