Still Hungry!

Posted on January 18, 2015. Filed under: Main Course | Tags: , , |

Something that happens when you start eating healthy is that your metabolism speeds up. It may take a while for that to happen, but you’ll know when it does. I used to eat my large salad, get full and then be able to work a full shift or run a full show and be fine. Now, I eat the salad and about four hours later I’m STARVING. That’s what happens, the body gets used to getting good fuel it goes through it very quickly. The trick is to stay on track with eating healthy when you suddenly use up what you’ve already eaten. This week I ended up having McDonald’s, which was a terrible idea even if it was just a grilled chicken wrap.

I was on Pinterest last night during my show and  came across some quiona and kale patties and thought, why not? There’s a decent amount of fiber in those, maybe I’ll fill up enough and not burn through everything. We’ll see, they’re yummy, that’s for sure.

Kale Quiona Patties

Here’s what to get from the store: (remember, if you shopped earlier this week, you should have quiona)

Red onion
Sour Cream

Kale and Quiona Patties
(Based off Making it With Danielle)

1 cup quinoa
5-6 large kale leaves
4 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup  grated montery jack cheese
1 tbsp chopped red onion
3 cloves garlic
1 tsp salt
1 tsp tumeric
1 tsp cumin
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 lemon (both the zest and juice)
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
6 tbsp safflower or vegetable oil (divided, plus more for serving)

Siracha sour cream

1/4 cup sour cream
1 1/2 tsp siracha
Cayanne Pepper, black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
2 drops of lemon juice
1 drop ground mustard

  1. Rinse quinoa and then combine it in a medium saucepan with two cups water. Let it soak for about 15 minutes, bring it to a boil then reduce to a simmer and put the top on the pan. Simmer for 20 minutes, remove the lid, fluff with a fork and let come to room temp.
  2. In a large bowl combine the quinoa, the kale pieces, eggs, cheese, onion, garlic, salt, cumin, cilantro or parsley, the zest from 1/2 a lemon and the panko.  Use your hands to combine well. Heat 3 tbsp of the oil over medium heat in a high sided skillet. While that’s heating up, form your patties.
  3. Cook on both sides until browned.
  4. Make your cream; mix everything together. Serve on top of the patties as a sandwich or without the bread.

This recipe makes a lot, so feel free to cut it in half or so. I made them into a sandwich with a slice of cheese and the cream on toasted bread. This is something that is healthy but doesn’t feel as healthy as it is. Quiona is supposed to be a super food, but I’m not 100% sure on if that’s even a thing.


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