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What Am I Eating? Falafel Salad

By Ajay Goyal, MD, FACS | December 11, 2020

With such a busy schedule, sometimes take-out is the easiest option when it comes to dinner. I always try to stay on the healthier side which is why I sometimes like to order from Mamoun’s Falafel in Hoboken. 

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Falafel is a vegetarian patty made from chickpeas and fava beans. Although falafel is vegetarian, it’s very high in plant-protein. Chickpeas are high protein and fiber - both important nutrients in your diet. Consuming enough protein and fiber has been shown to help control your appetite, manage your weight and support controlled blood sugar. 

I love to enjoy mine with a traditional Mediterranean salad consisting of lettuce, tomato, olives, feta cheese, tahini and olive oil - making the meal a well-balanced combination of protein, fiber and nutrient-dense veggies. 

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Ajay Goyal, MD, FACS, is founder and director of the New Jersey Bariatric Center, a medical & surgical weight loss center with offices in Springfield, Somerville, Hoboken, East Brunswick, Hackettstown and Sparta, New Jersey. New Jersey Bariatric Center helps patients achieve long-term weight loss success through the most advanced bariatric surgery procedures, including gastric sleeve and gastric bypass procedures. New Jersey Bariatric Center’s approach to patient care has resulted in zero mortalities and a complication rate that is lower than the national average.
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