With virtually no fat but high amounts of protein and fiber, garbanzo beans will fill you up longer and stabilize your blood sugar, curbing any sugar or carb cravings.
Recipe and photo courtesy of Rachael Hartley, R.D., L.D., C.D.E., C.L.T., of Avocado a Day Nutrition.
Preheat oven to 400°.
In a large bowl, mash chickpeas with a fork or potato masher until smooth. Mix in almond meal, zucchini, onion, egg, garlic, and salt until well-combined.
Spray a baking sheet with olive oil. Form 12-16 golf ball-size balls, and place evenly on the baking sheet. Spray the tops of the balls with olive oil. Place in the oven and bake 20-30 minutes, flipping halfway, until golden brown.
While zucchini balls are baking, make the salad. Toss cherry tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, and olives together in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar. Season with sea salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Serve salad with zucchini balls and garnish with dill.