Family Food: Sweet Potato Nuggets

Family Food: Sweet Potato Nuggets

Sweet Potato Falafel Nuggets with Sesame Dressing

This is a lovely one from the Happy Pear boys!  This makes a lovely lunch in a pitta or serve with oven baked wedges for a healthy alternative to chicken nuggets and chips.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 400g tin of chick peas
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tbsp of tamari
  • coriander paprika salt and cayenne (tsp of each)
  • 4 spring onions
  • 1 tbs cumin seed
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 bunch of coriander
  • 1 bunch of flat parsley

Sesame dressing:

  • 4 tbs tahini
  • juice of half a lime
  • 8 tbs water
  • 1 tbs honey (or maple syrup if for a baby under 12 months)
  • handful of mint leaves finely chopped
  • pinch of salt (optional)

Chop and boil sweet potato – no need to peel, just trim any dodgy bits

Tin of chick peas drained and rinsed bung in a bowl with finely chopped garlic, lemon juice, tamari, spices (hold the cayenne pepper and salt if you are feeding babies!)

Add cooked sweet potato and mash everything together

Add spring onions, red onion (finely chopped or minced in a blender for little people to avoid picking out!), chopped corriander and parsley

Roll into patties and brown in a pan (you don’t have to fry in oil unless you want to!)

In a separate bowl add Tahini, Lime, water (8 tablespoons), honey (again hold if feeding a baby under 1 year – you could use maple syrup instead).  Mix together and add some finely chopped mint.

Serve in a wholemeal pitta with a drizzle of the dressing and whatever you like!

You can see the video instructions here

 

About the author: Emily McElarney

Emily McElarney

Emily McElarney is a mum of three, all of whom were birthed naturally in Dublin maternity hospitals, using Hypnobirthing.     She is a huge advocate of hypnobirthing and of promoting natural birth and of the normalcy of birth. Empowering mums and dads to be are hugely important to Emily and her goal in classes is always to empower couples to make informed choices around the birth of their children.   A qualified yoga teacher, Emily teaches pre-natal yoga and postnatal mum & baby yoga in The elbowroom.   A former journalist, Emily currently contributes to media discussion on birth and normalcy of birth on a regular bases.  She also writes for several publications on birth, birth preparation and infant bonding and engagement.

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