Dinner was so good tonight!!! One of my best meals yet, for sure.
But first, I tried a new snack today.
Nick and I finished off the strawberries today, and I tried one of these Heart Thrive snacks. I finally found them at one of our local coffee shops, of all places.
LOVED the flavor and chocolate bites (and the cute heart shape), but it was a little chalky? I’m guessing that’s from the protein powder, and, since I don’t eat a lot of protein powder, it just caught me off guard. But it was a great snack and very filling along with my fruit. I know Jenny suggested warming them in the microwave, so I’ll have to do that with the next one.
I’m not sure why I decided to make this, but I’m glad I did.
I’ve never had real falafels, but I figured I could make my own that were healthier, not deep fried, AND vegan. I was crossing my fingers that I was right.
And let’s talk about these pitas.
Normally, I would pull a Heather and buy some of the amazing pitas at our local Greek place in town, but I decided to try to make my own tonight.
I found this recipe online today, and (besides the pitas at our local Greek place) these were the best pitas I’ve ever had – and SO easy to make.
We ate dinner while they were still hot and they even split open like a REAL pita!
Along with our fresh pitas and salad, I made my version of falafel.
Soy free. Gluten free. Dairy Free. Everything but Flavor Free!
Baked Sweet Potato Falafel
- 2 sweet potatoes, cooked and peeled
- 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp coriander
- 2 tsp parsley
- 2 Tbsp ground flax
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Mash sweet potatoes with chickpeas.
- Add in seasonings and flax and mash again until the mixture sticks together.
- Spray baking sheet or line with foil. Roll mixture into 1” balls and place on baking sheet. Ignore your orange hands.
- Brush or spray with olive/canola oil.
- Bake 25-30 minutes.
- Let cool on baking sheet 5 minutes.
Homemade whole wheat pita, smothered in Sabra hummus, topped with baked falafel and veggies.
How do you say “delicious” in Greek? :)