I have a confession. I haven’t been doing very well in the first month of the year with my plans to get fit and really work the kinks out of my diet. You’d think running a website like this would keep me on track at all times, wouldn’t you?
Not so much.
So forgive me if I’m feeling a bit virtuous with these super clean quinoa patties! Not only are they gluten free but they are also suitable for those following eating plans like Eat to Live. I was able to cook them with almost no oil thanks to my Griddler. (I actually could have probably skipped the spray but I was worried they would stick and I wouldn’t get a picture.)
Now a lot of times when I’ve tried to do uber-healthy quinoa patties and burgers, I’ve felt like the recipes were a bit of a sacrifice. That isn’t the case here. Now I’m not saying these are up to the standard of these egg filled, cheese filled quinoa patties, but I will have to say that they were delicious.
I really didn’t realize how healthy they were until I did the nutritional analysis, which pointed out these good points:
Low in saturated fat
Very low in cholesterol
High in dietary fiber
High in manganese
High in magnesium
High in phosphorus
Very high in vitamin A
High in vitamin C
Since I know I will get emails about this if I don’t put it out there, the sauce on the side is a mixture of an organic tofu mayo (low oil), ketchup and Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce. You could easily use plain yogurt (Greek or vegan Greek-style would be best) or Mayo in place of the tofu mayo.