Wellness Wednesdays – Sweet Potato & Quinoa Patty (GF)

I love sinking my teeth into a big, juicy, meaty burger. I also love a good veggie one.

At Glastonbury, after much persuasion I managed to convince Matt to try a veggie burger. Trust me, to get a dedicated meat-eater such as my boyfriend to commit to none for a meal was a big feat, so you can imagine my excitement when he had a bite of my one and decided to get one for himself.

Now, he claims to have no recollection – I call it denial – of enjoying such burger. Luckily, when I whipped these babies up, he devoured them, and I got the proof I needed. Victorious!

Sweet Potato & Quinoa Patties via Teffy's Perks

These patties are full of goodness. The quinoa provides protein, twice the amount of fiber as many other grians, iron, and magnesium, while the sweet potato is rich the vitamins B6, C, and D. The nutritional yeast (which I’ve only now discovered) is also packed with protein and flavour. So not only does it taste good, it’s also great for your heart, hair, digestion, bones, and skin!Β 

To make 4 patties, you will need:

  • 3 small sweet potatoes, skin on & chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast (I used this one)
  • handful of chopped coriander (cilantro)
  • handful of chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp of smoked paprika
  • sprinkle of salt & pepper
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


Recipe inspired by How Sweet It IsSweet Potato & Quinoa Patties via Teffy's Perks

Throw your sweet potato and onions in a skillet and cook them on medium heat until potato is soft (around 12 minutes). Add in your spices and stir, transferring the contents to a bowl.

Add in quinoa, yeast, and herbs, mixing it all with a fork. When everything is well combined, add in your egg and mix until nice and moist (love that word. moist.).

Use your hands to make 4 patties. Heat a skillet (can be the same one you used) and cook the patties until golden-brown (around 4 minutes each side).

I enjoyed mine burger-style. Toast some pittas, slather with hummus, a few sprouts, and add your patties! If you’re gluten free, use gf pittas, or simply just add it to a salad.

Sweet Potato & Quinoa Patties via Teffy's Perks

So there goes my first Wellness Wednesdays recipe! What do you guys think?

Now, I know many have resolutions such as being healthier/getting fit/etc. I just hope none of you have entered a new and crazy fad diet, and that you do everything consciously. We have only one body, let’s not mistreat it!

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  • This sounds amazing and I definitely want to try it out! While I’m by no means a vegetarian, I will almost always choose a veggie burger over the real option. They’re just so much tastier and somewhat guilt-free πŸ™‚

  • This looks so yummy!! You have such a beautiful blog! πŸ™‚

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  • Sarah | The Sugar Hit

    These look delicious – isn’t How Sweet Eats the best!! Love her work. But this is a great twist!

    • She is! Love all her recipes and her photos. X

  • I need to test these out on my carnivorous husband! And if he doesn’t approve…more for me πŸ˜‰

    • If my carnivorous boyfriend loved it, your husband might too! Might even be that you hope he doesn’t like it so you can have it all! X

  • Jamie

    This looks awesome! Yum!




  • Viva La Fashion

    OMG! OMG! This looks SO good. I need to go out and make it…like NOW!

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    • Make sure you tweet me a picture if you do =)

  • putri

    those food look so delicious dear πŸ˜€


  • boys are so funny like that! The.Boy will often claim to not remember foods that I know he ate and enjoyed. Weirdo. I know I would definitely love these veggie burgers!! (And so would he.)

    • I call it denial. They pretend veggies are the enemy but they love them in secret. X

  • These look really good, i’ll have to share with mi madre, I think she would love them! πŸ™‚

  • Oh very nice recipe thanks for share with us!

    • You’re welcome lovely X

  • Georgia
  • really amazing!


  • I love both, but sometimes the veggie can actually taste better! and the healthy part is not so bad either.. X

  • Laura

    My mission for this January (although I’m not sure its going to well) is to be more healthy. This would make the perfect work lunch as I love sweet potato. Going in my recipe folder! x

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    • I am obsessed with sweet potato. I have it all the time in all sorts of forms! X

  • High 5 sweet potato lover!! Looking smashing in a pitta…..though I still have yet to try Quinoa :/

    x x

    {The Lobster & Me}

    • You should definitely try quinoa! I love it, and it’s quite fluffy like cous cous. So yummy. X

  • Emma

    That is quite a feat! M is steadfastly against vegetarian meals, with the only exception of falafel for some weird reason. These look quite similar though, so maybe I can get him to try them!

    Hmm maybe…

    • I do love falafel as well. Haha just be sneaky and don’t tell him what it is X

  • Rachel Brandt @ The Daily Wild

    This looks SO good. I can’t wait to try it. And such gorgeous photos! Thanks for the comment. I’m glad I was introduced to your blog. πŸ™‚

  • Adara

    I love meat too, but will have to try these! They look soooo good and I’m always looking for healthy recipes! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing hun!!!