Sweet Potato Burgers

Since I’ve been on this NPC Bikini diet, I’ve had to come up with new ways to eat the same foods over and over.

I love sweet potatoes because they have a great flavor all on their own and do not need any additives to taste good. A regular potato, hello pass the butter! Or the ketchup! Or the sour cream!

You won’t miss any of that when you eat these I promise. I add spinach, onion, and a little extra virgin olive oil to give a little boost that compliments the potato perfectly.

So even if you aren’t trying to squeeze into a glitter bikini in 11 weeks like I am, try this out anyway. It is summer after all 🙂

For this recipe you will need: 

  • 3 small to medium sized sweet potatoes 
  • 1 Tablespoon of ground flax meal
  • 1/2 small white onion, diced
  • 2 cups of frozen spinach
  • 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup of uncooked quinoa

That’s it! No spices needed.

Start by preparing your sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes

I wrap them in cling wrap, then put in the microwave for 3 minutes until soft. Watch out they get hot!

Sweet potatoes wrapped

Sweet potatoes wrapped

Next prepare your frozen spinach. I put in a bowl with water and microwave for 3 minutes, then I put it in a colander and really squeeze out the water

frozen spinach

frozen spinach

squeeze out water

squeeze out the water as much as you can

Next the extra virgin olive oil goes in the pan along with the spinach to get some more of that water out, cook on medium heat

chopped spinach

chopped spinach

Then chop up your onion and add it to the pan

I love onion, so much flavor

I love onion, so much flavor

great combo

great combo

While this is cooking, scoop out your potatoes and add to a bowl

We are going to mash these

We are going to mash these

When I mash, I add 1 TBSP of ground flax meal, you can omit if you like, it just binds a little better with it

Good benefits from flax too

Good benefits from flax too

Fold in the spinach and onions (just cook until onion is slightly brown)

Pre patty form

Pre patty form

Since everything is hot, I pop in the fridge for 20 minutes so it makes forming easier on my hands

When it has cooled pour 1/3 cup of uncooked quinoa on a plate

I used red because that's what I had, use what you like!

I used red because that’s what I had, use what you like

Form the sweet potato into 3 ounce patties

3 ounces

3 ounces

Coat it in the quinoa

Making up for the extra ounce of sweet potato needed with the quinoa

Making up for the extra ounce of sweet potato needed with the quinoa

Then cook on high heat for 2 minutes on each side until the quinoa has a brown color

pre cook

pre cook

flipped burger

flipped burger

I put on a bed of lettuce (like a lettuce cup!)

Sweet Potato Burgers with a quinoa crust!

Sweet Potato Burgers with a quinoa crust!

So delicious and healthy. This burger has 127 calories, 3.3 grams of fat, 22 grams of carbs, and 6 grams of protein. 

I’ve been eating them all week for my carb side!

Happy eating…

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

Comments

  1. Whitteni says:

    Mine weren’t as pretty but delish! Yet again!

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