In the Kitchen: Preparing a healthy side for the holidays

 
Ashley Simper, MS, RD, LDN
Outpatient Dietitian
OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center
Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Media Spokesperson
 
Thanksgiving Quinoa Patties
A non - traditional way to have the flavors of Thanksgiving.
This side dish adds a boost of whole grain and beta carotene.
 
Ingredients
2 cups cooked quinoa
½ - 15 oz can
100% pure pumpkin
2 large eggs
¾ cup crumbled feta cheese
¾ cup finely chopped white mushrooms
½ cup whole wheat Panko bread crumbs
½ cup finely chopped onion
½ Tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
½ teaspoon ground sage
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
Cooking spray
 
Directions
 
1. Combine all ingredients, except cooking spray, in a large bowl. Mix together, making sure eggs get stirred in well. Form into patties.
2. Preheat electric griddle to 325°F. Can also use skillet on medium - high heat. Spray with cooking spray. Place patties on griddle and cook for about 4 - 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
 
Serves 10
Nutrition Information per patty:
Calories: 120
Total Fat: 4 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Sodium: 241 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 16 g
Dietary Fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 3 g
Protein: 5 g

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