Healthy Street Food Makeover: Baked Falafel in Xtrema, OH YES!

Clean Eating Baked Falafel! 

This is a must try recipe from our friend Erin L. over at  Clean Cuisine and More.

falafelWe received this recipe from Clean Cuisines weekly newsletter and just had to share it with all of you.  We truly believe that Clean Cuisine is the perfect healthy life-style “diet”  to adapt with your Xtrema All Natural Ceramic Cookware.  Eating healthy and cooking healthy go hand-in-hand and that is possible with Xtrema and Clean Cuisine.  Eat Clean in a Clean Kitchen!

                           Here is a brief exert from the article.  
The Clean Cuisine mission: So, we thought it might be fun to hit the streets and clean ‘em up. And…where better to start than FALAFEL?!   This delectable treat is not only a popular item today but has been made with healthful ingredients for street-goers since ancient times. Deliciously filling fritters made with fiber-packed and antioxidant-rich legumes, herbs, and spices, Falafel is a treat that is bursting with nutrient density.

The Skinny:  So, you might be asking, “what’s to clean up?” Well…even though the ingredients in Falafel pack a healthful punch, it is essential to remember that how we cook is just as important as what we cook. Falafel is typically prepared in deep fryers filled with highly refined, empty-calorie vegetable oils. The nutrients and fiber in this scrumptious treat are removed when we saturate them with oil, even the deceivingly healthful-sounding oils that are labeled organic, all-natural, and gluten free. And, while Clean Cuisine realizes that an oil-free kitchen is likely to be unexciting and bland, nobody should be eating an oil-rich diet. Deep-frying is not the best way to maintain optimal health, disease prevention, weight loss, vitality, longevity, or good taste…

“By baking your Falafel in healthy, toxic-free cookware like Xtrema by Ceramcor and not stinking up your house with hot fryer oil, it is also a fun and fashionably clean dish to serve while entertaining.”

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Original Article written by Erin Lodeesen.

Erin Lodeesen is an editorial contributor to the healthy living website CleanCuisine.com. She is currently finishing a PhD in English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, completing yoga teacher training to enhance her 12-year practice, making a documentary film, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle made possible by the principles behind Clean Cuisine. Erin represents Clean Cuisine’s modern woman/girl-on-the-go who is juggling many different responsibilities while optimizing the way she ages, looks, and feels.Throughout her many travels around the world she has researched Clean Cuisine recipes with ingredients and methods of cooking not typically seen on American menus. In focusing on the foods we eat and the methods in which we cook them, Erin’s role at Clean Cuisine is to merge her interests in healthful eating with her passion for travel by keeping the site on the pulse of the newest trends in food culture from around the world and right here in the United States, while staying true to Clean Cuisine’s anti-inflammatory philosophy.

Categories:Guest Posts, Recipes/Cooking with Xtrema
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  1. Debbie Doyle | October 25, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    I just wanted to say that while I agree that deep frying food (especially questionable vegetable or soy oils and the ever so nasty canola oil) is not be the way to go, healthy oils are extremely important in the human diet as vitamins are fat soluble. Without fat we cannot absorb the necessary vitamins, ergo extreme vitamin deficiencies in North America. Low fat/no fat is not healthy and does not work – just look around at the obesity in our “low fat” obsessed culture. It takes a bit of everything to be healthy. Healthy oils include cultured organic salt free butter (yes butter is GOOD for you, in moderate quantities – has CLA, etc), olive oil (organic of course and do not heat it), coconut oil (medium chain triglycerides – organic and cold pressed – great for cooking – high heat point), and things like nuts and avocados, etc. Good fats are good for you. Bad fats are good for no one. Moderation is key, but cutting out fat completely or making it an insignificant amount in the diet is not healthy. Fats don’t make you fat, too many refined carbs and sugars do.

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