Did you know that improving your health can be as easy as cutting out meat and processed cold cuts one day a week? Doing so can reduce your risk of preventable chronic conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity.
Enter Meatless Monday. This week's recipe is carrot fritters. "Sweet carrots and spring onions are seasoned with savory cumin, coriander and garlic in these tasty fritters," says the Meatless Monday website. They add, "These carrot patties are delicious when served alongside a crunchy veggie salad for contrast."
• 6 large carrots, peeled and grated
• 6 spring onions, finely chopped
• 1 teaspoon ground cumin
• 1 teaspoon ground coriander
• 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
• 1 garlic clove, minced
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 cup flour
• 2 eggs, beaten
• 2 tablespoons canola oil
Cover a baking sheet with newspaper. Preheat an oven to 200 degrees and place the newspaper-covered baking sheet into the oven. (Be sure to keep the paper away from any flames; for example, don’t place this in the broiler by accident.)
Place the grated carrots, chopped spring onions, ground cumin, ground coriander, cilantro, minced garlic and salt together in a large bowl. Mix to combine, taking care to ensure all ingredients are evenly combined.
Add flour and the beaten eggs to the bowl and mix until just combined.
Place the canola oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Add full tablespoons of the carrot spring onion mixture to the pan, flattening them with your spatula to create a disc shape.
Cook on each side for about 2 minutes, or until golden. Transfer the cooked carrot fritters to the newspaper-lined baking sheet in the oven so they stay warm while you make the remaining carrot fritters.
Divide the carrot fritters into 4 servings and enjoy!
Nutrition info: 211 calories, 10 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 93 mg cholesterol, 406 mg sodium, 25 g total carbs, 4 g dietary fiber, 6 g sugar and 6 g protein.
This recipe comes from Delicieux.
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(Photo: Courtesy meatlessmonday.com)