Falafels are a great lunchtime finger food for children with diabetes, making them ideal for a packed lunch. These falafels can be enjoyed either hot or cold and can be made as a batch ahead of time and frozen before the final bake or fry.
Pack them in your child's lunchbox with a small pot of hummus and vegetable sticks, such as chopped peppers, cucumber or carrots, to help them hit their 5-a-day.
|Typical Values||per 100g||per 133g serving|
|Energy ||103 kcal |
|138 kcal |
of which saturates
|2.7 g |
|3.6 g |
of which sugars
|13 g |
|18 g |
|Fibre||4.1 g ||5.5 g |
|Protein||4.1 g ||5.5 g |
|Salt||0 g ||0 g |
Chickpeas are high in soluble fibre, which helps lower cholesterol and keeps you feeling fuller for longer. They are also a great source of plant-based protein.
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