I am not a Super Bowl fan but I like the excitement among my son and husband in my house on super bowl Sunday. That excitement always makes me think about some fun and healthy foods to add to their joy. This Sunday at the super bowl I am going to try these Mediterranian falafels. I looked around some great recipes and I settled on this one. This recipe by Mr. Nick Evans sounds healthy and delicious. I am going to follow this recipe and serve it with healthy Tabouli salad to make it a super healthy bowl.
NutriPledge Food Rating and therapeutic health benefits of this Air Fryer Falafel recipe
According to our food rating system (Food Coach), This air fryer falafel is rated as a Yellow Dot, a healthy balance snack in our food rating system due to following healthy qualities that are known to promote positive health and wellbeing if consumed as a part of a healthy diet and lifestyle.
- Moderate in calories per serving (200 calories per 3-4 falafels)
- A healthy balance of fat (11 g), Carbohydrates (20 g), Protein (8 g), and Dietary Fiber (6 g, 20% of daily value )
- Contain zero trans fat and zero added sugars
- A healthy balance of sodium (220 mg, 10% of daily value)
- Good source of iron (2 mg, 10 of daily value)
- No food additives artificial flavor or color
Therapeutic health benefits:
Air Fried Falafels are a great way to enjoy falafels without compromising on the taste and texture. It’s a protein-rich snack providing 15% DV of the daily protein, and 20% DV fiber. Falafels are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, like copper (40% DV), vitamin K (30% DV), manganese (25% DV),. They are also a great source of vitamin B1 (17% DV), folate (10% DV) as well as iron (9% DV). Folate lowers risk of stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, while manganese and copper protect clogging of arteries, among other metabolic functions. Overall, these combination of micronutrients are excellent for gut and heart health, improved metabolism, and healthy blood formation.
Dietitian Nutritionist Recommendation:
Airfryer Falafels can be easily incorporated into your day to day meals or special occasion party meal. For example to make it a fancy super bowl party food you can accompany any of your favorite salads and make it to a falafel super bowl.
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We made a recipe card using Mr. Nick Evans’s recipe. Please click on the below link for the full recipe card along with health rating, nutritional and therapeutic health benefits. We will be sharing our Falafel super bowl picture later this month after we make this Sunday for our Super Bowl party this year.
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