Keeping lunches light yet fiber-rich and filling is the best way to avoid afternoon energy slumps. Try our Radish, Fennel & Carrot Cakes, a veg-centric take on fish cakes. Pair them with a leafy green salad or serve them with sautéed or steamed greens for easy meals.
1 tbsp dulse flakes (TIP: Dulse flakes give the cakes a fishlike flavor, but you can omit if you can’t find them.)
2 tsp ground coriander
½ tsp sea salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
1½ cups grated carrots
1 cup BPA-free canned unsalted chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 cup grated fennel
1 cup grated radishes
¼ cup fresh dill, chopped
2 tsp lemon zest + 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 tbsp grape seed oil, divided
Hummus, Broccoli Pesto, yogurt, cucumber slices, fresh dill, as desired
In a small bowl, mix together flour, flaxseeds, paprika, dulse, coriander, salt and pepper.
In a large bowl, mix together carrots, chickpeas, fennel, radishes, dill, lemon zest, lemon juice and eggs. Toss to coat vegetables evenly.
Add flour mixture to egg mixture. Combine until incorporated.
In a large sauté pan on medium-high, heat 2 tsp oil. Working in batches, using a ¼-cup measure per cake, add 5 scoops batter to pan. Cook until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Flip and press cakes to flatten them, to approximately 3 inches in diameter. Cook on second side until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Repeat two more times with remaining oil and batter, making a total of 14 cakes.
To serve, garnish with your choice of hummus, Broccoli Pesto, cucumber and/or fresh dill.
Nut cheeses are a tasty, easy-to-make and protein-rich alternative to cream cheese! Spread it on your morning bagel, toast or crepe, on your midday sandwich and afternoon crackers or pair it with your favorite fruit or veggie for an anytime treat. Try this Lemon & Shallot Macadamia Nut Spread with fresh strawberries or cucumber sticks.
The base of these muffins is just mildly sweet, meaning you can go one of two ways with your add-ins: Incorporate dark chocolate chips for a sweet version, or add sesame seeds and green onions for a savory spin.