We asked, you answered! In our recent poll we asked you what you wanted to see next from Steph, lunch ideas or snacks. The votes were in and you wanted some healthy lunch on the go options! We may be back to work and busier schedules, but that doesn’t mean we have to compromise our nutrition!

This Spiced Carrot Falafel is perfect to prep the night before for a back to work healthy lunch. Who said lunch has to be boring? This falafel brings the flavour, amazing with a wrap/pita or salad.

Ingredients

4-5 carrots, chopped

2 garlic cloves, chopped

1 heaped tsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground coriander

drizzle of honey

1 tin chickpeas, drained

1 egg, beaten

3 tbsp flour ( I used gram flour but plain flour is fine)

Method

1.Put the chopped carrots and garlic into a roasting tin, toss with the ground cumin, ground coriander, drizzle of honey and then season and drizzle with olive oil. Pop into the oven for 25-30mins

2. Add the carrots to a food processor along with the chickpeas and pulse. The texture will be slightly chunky but smooth enough to roll into balls

3. Stir the beaten egg and flour into the carrot mixture and add extra seasoning if needed

4. Spoon out the mixture using approximately 1 tbsp per falafel and roll into balls. The mixture will feel slightly sticky but don’t worry this is so the falafel isn’t too dense. Place into a roasting tin (you can line with baking paper if your tin isn’t non stick)

5. Place in the oven for 25mins

Serving Suggestion!

A wholemeal pitta bread per person

Red cabbage, thinly sliced

Cherry tomatoes, sliced

Rocket

Hummus

1.Fill the pitta bread with all the above and a couple of warm falafels

Enjoy!

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