If your local falafel joint is too far away and you’re not motivated to make your own falafel balls, all you need to do is take a trip to your local supermarket.
There you will find a product that just might satisfy your falafel cravings. Veggie Patch makes a product called Falafel Chickpea Balls, and at 180 calories per serving, you can eat them and not break the calorie bank.
They also have a very respectable 6 grams of fiber, 5 grams of protein and 35% of the daily value for vitamin A. I’d like to see less sodium than its current 380 mg per serving, but its not enough to deter me altogether from the product. Having made falafel myself, I know that chickpeas require a bit of work when it comes to flavoring them, so, salt is definitely necessary.
They are well seasoned and taste authentic enough that your taste for falafel will be fulfilled. Have them on top of a salad with some hummus or as a sandwich in a pita pocket. And don’t forget the hot sauce.