These days, I’m all about quick, easy and healthy meals. I don’t mind doing a little prep work before hand, but when it comes time to eat, I need it to be ready fast because I never know when I might be needed by the little jellybean. Even though we are still adjusting to parenthood and lack of sleep, I find that I continue to love to and need to cook. It makes me feel more human. If I haven’t showered or changed out of my pijamas, at least I can say I made a meal rather than popping in a frozen pizza (which sometimes just needs to happen anyways).
I love falafel (in fact, my current favorite sandwich is the Gracy from Fozzie’s Sandwich Emporium here in St. Louis – they deliver too!). I wanted to make a healthier version though (a.k.a. baked and not fried). I found this recipe from Can You Stay for Dinner. I made a batch and ate falafel salad throughout the week for lunch.
For dressing, I used Trader Joe’s tzatziki dip – making the falafel was all I had time for, someday I’ll make my own tzatziki dip too! Other amazing and easy add-ins could include feta, sundried tomatoes, hummus, pita or pita chips, olives, couscous or quinoa. Super simple, fast, healthy and delicious.
What’s you’re go-to easy and healthy lunch?