This Superfood Falafel Salad is the perfect lunch option for those looking for something wholesome and nutritious meal on the go.
While traditionally the falafels are deep- fried, we have put a healthy twist on it by baking the falafel and serving it on a bed of mixed salad leaves with a combination of delicious vegetables like broccoli, asparagus, beetroot, carrots, celery and red onion with added pomegranate for sweetness.
Chickpeas are a great source of plant-based protein that plays an important role in nearly every function in the body as well as being a great source of fibre important for good digestive health. Chickpeas are also a good source of many essential vitamins and minerals including iron, zinc and B vitamins.
The combinations of vegetables in the meal mean that this superfood falafel salad is a powerhouse of nutrition full of important phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals. Broccoli is one of the healthiest vegetables out there and it is known for its immune boosting properties, cholesterol reducing abilities as well as being a powerful antioxidant and high in vitamin k, C and omega-3 fatty acids. Asparagus is an excellent source of Vitamin K, C, E, folate and dietary fibre. Beetroot has an exceptional nutritional value being rich in calcium, iron, vitamins A and C.
The macronutrient profile of the meal is 47g carbohydrates, 15g fat and 28g protein all in a perfectly portioned 50 calorie meal. It is high in carbohydrates and protein and low in fat so you be full and satisfied until dinner time.
The superfood falafel is great for vegetarians as well as those looking to for a meat free option or wanting to eat more fruits and vegetables.