Sweet Potato & Quinoa Patties

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Choosing the right source of complex carbs can be a dieters nightmare, look no further and carb it up with flavorful sweet potato & quinoa Patties. Perfect to accompany dinner, post workout meals and they’re vegan friendly!

Ingredients for 3 to 6 servings:

• 475g Sweet Potato
• 1.25 cooked quinoa
• 1/4 cup dried cranberries
• 1/8 Cup chopped mint
• 2 Chopped jalapenos (seeds removed)

15-second Tutorial:

Steps:

1. Spray skillet with coconut oil
2. Mash cooked sweet potato
3. Add cooked quinoa, jalapenos, mint and dried cranberries
4. Form small patties by hand and cook skillet for 20 minutes on medium heat
5. Enjoy!

TIPS: (1) do not overcook the sweet potato. It should be firm but able to be mashed. (2) If your patty is too soft, add wheat bread crumbs before adding to skillet. (3) Make
sure the quinoa is not wet when you add it.

Approx macros for 1 of 7 patties: 130 calories, 3g protein, 27g carbs, 1g fat

About the Author

photo 1 (1)Kevin is a fitness enthusiast out of Dallas, TX. When he saw himself in his friend’s Facebook photo he knew it was time to make a change. He was overweight, felt sluggish and had steadily rising blood pressure. So, he did what many people try to do – he started exercising to try to “out train” a poor diet. He quickly learned through periods of weight cycling that if he was going to accomplish his fitness goals, it would have to be through a steady, healthy diet, complemented by hard work in the gym.

He started studying nutrition and got started cooking! In 2012 Kevin started a small blog to share his meals online in order to build a community around healthy food ideas.

The blog was called Fit Men Cook and it had a simple message and belief system – “Our bodies are built in the kitchen, Sculpted in the gym.”

Kevin firmly believes that healthier food options do not have to be boring. Ever. In fact, they are pretty tasty!

Fit (Wo)Men Cook is the “fit” story of all of us. It is taking your individual success stories and things (in nutrition & fitness) that have worked for you, and sharing those ideas with the masses so we can all grow, improve together. Just everyday people – no matter the fitness level or athletic ability – aiming to live the best life possible through fitness and healthy eating. Are you a Fit (Wo)Men Cook?

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