Falafels with Quinoa Cauliflower Rice & Veg
Spice Level: not hot
Small croquettes of mashed chick peas or fava beans seasoned with spices and the addition of vegetables. Falafel is a fried ball or patty of spiced chickpeas, dating back to Biblical times and originated somewhere on the Indian subcontinent. Though it's origin is still to be argued til this day, falafel's are now known in every part of the world, sharing the love of deep fried street food.
Follow timing on MANNA package, this time varies by +/- 3 minutes depending on the level of your simmer and how cold your fridge is. You want to ensure that the internal temperature reaches about 165°F/74°C, piping hot. Plate preferred amount onto plate starting with quinoa cauliflower rice, dotting harissa tomato vegetables as you would like and placing desired amount of falafels on top. Generously spoon MANNA Drizzle either on or around falafels.
This dish is rich in protein, vitamins (A, C, D), and iron. Fibre dense chickpeas are 65-75% insoluble fibre, providing significant support to large intestine health and the superfood quinoa is rich in protein, fibre, omega-3 fats, minerals, and phytonutrients.
Protein: Quinoa is a complete protein and provides all the essential amino acids allowing the body to form proteins necessary for growth & development.
Vitamin A: Providing over 250% of the minimum daily requirement for Vitamin A, this dish supports the immune and inflammatory functions throughout the digestive tract. Carrots and kale are excellent sources of vitamin A.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C helps prevent damage to cells and helps absorb iron in the intestine. Bell peppers and cauliflower have some of the highest levels of Vitamin C.
Vitamin D: Mushrooms are the only non-animal food source that naturally contains Vitamin D. Obtaining daily minimum requirements from a restricted diet can be difficult. Consult with your healthcare provider for help in determining vitamin D needs.
Iron: Eating foods rich in iron such as chickpeas will help support transportation of vital oxygen throughout the body.
*Daily nutritional values are obtained from the Canada Food Guide and are based on three primary daily meals with intermittent snacking.