Ever since I started school I have had this, “I don’t know what to eat during the day” problem. My options are, Taco Bell, McDonalds, Starbucks, and of course the school cafeteria. None of these option are even an option. So up until this point I have pretty much been not eating until I get home. This makes for a cranky me, and a hoarding of food when I get home. This weekend I made a couple of travel-safe, healthy options to bring to school, chief among them, these quinoa patties. Quite yummy
Note on the recipe: A quick note on the goat cheese, I used a honey chevre cheese. And I really liked the hints of sweet the honey left in the finished product, so if you are using plain chevre I would consider adding a tablespoon or two of honey.
2 cups cooked quinoa
1/2 onion, chopped well
3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
3 tablespoons goat cheese, chevre or feta (see note)
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
Combine the quina, onion, eggs, flour, garlic salt, salt, pepper, and parsley in a mixing bowl until well mixed. Fold in the goat cheese.
Heat a cast iron skillet with a good amount of olive oil in it. Spoon tablespoons of the quinoa mixture into the hot oil. Fry on one side until golden, then flip and cook on the other side.