Try this vegan “meatball” recipe. Enjoy them on top of pasta, along with tomato sauce and sautéed peppers. To switch things up, you can also serve them as an appetizer, with a tomato sauce dip.
2 Tbsp ground flax seeds (flaxseed meal)
6 Tbsp water
1 Tbspcanola oil
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cans (19 oz /540 ml each) chickpeas, drained, liquid reserved
3/4 cup dry bread crumbs (approx.)
1 tsp each dried parsley and basil
1/4 tspblack pepper
Stand Time: 10 minutes
If you are not vegan, you can use a large egg in place of the flaxseed.
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Published by Robert Rose 2018
* The percentage of calcium is based on the Osteoporosis Canada’s daily calcium requirement for people under 50 years of age of 1000 mg.
Osteoporosis Canada’s position on nutrition for healthy bones focuses on calcium and vitamin D while stressing a well-balanced diet which includes fiber and whole grains, vitamins and minerals and protein.