This February, as part of National Heart Month, the British Heart Foundation has introduced the campaign ‘10 minutes to change your life’ to encourage individuals to make small changes towards a healthier lifestyle.  It’s surprising how small changes to your daily routine can make a big difference to your heart health long term.  Diet plays a big role in keeping your heart healthy; consuming a diet low in saturated fat and salt can help reduce your risk of developing heart disease.

This week, we have put together a delicious recipe which is low in saturated fat, salt and only takes 10 minutes to make!


Falafel burgers- Serves 4



  • 400g can of chickpeas, drained and dried
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 1 handful of flat leaf parsley
  • 1 tsp of harissa paste
  • 2 tsp of cumin
  • 6 tsp of plain flour
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt and pepper



  • Place the oil in a large frying pan.
  • Place all of the remaining ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Scrape out the mixture and shape it into 4 patties.
  • Place the patties into the frying pan and fry on both sides for around 6 minutes.
  • Serve in a wholemeal pitta along with salad, tomato salsa and low fat plain yoghurt.


For more information on how to get heart healthy visit the British Heart Foundation website.