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.

We 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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You can get the recipe and read the article in its entirety by clicking here.


Original Article written by Erin Lodeesen.

Erin Lodeesen is an editorial contributor to the healthy living website 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.

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Holly Bergstrom

Holly Bergstrom

Holly Bergstrom is the Brand Engagement Manager at Xtrema Cookware, and she oversees the creative direction of the company! Holly is passionate about minimizing toxic exposure and living a healthy and vibrant life form the inside out. Holly enjoys cooking, educating, and creating healthy meals for her friends and family. She desires to help every home and kitchen relearn how to slow down, be present, and cook with intention and simplicity. You can follow Holly on @livefreeandveg.

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