PCOS Diet: Sweet Potato Burger

by Becky Miller on May 10, 2013

PCOS Diet

Screen shot 2013 05 08 at 10.50.12 AM 150x150 PCOS Diet: Sweet Potato BurgerI’m working on the PCOS CROWN Summer Meal Plan and I just love sharing with you ladies! I have the great pleasure of working with women of many backgrounds and many eating styles, too. The meal plans are created to be adaptable for all styles of  a PCOS Diet  and just in case you were wondering, they are!

In any PCOS diet, it’s important to remember that we should be balancing our proteins and our carbohydrates. I never recommend eliminating ANY food group entirely, so please don’t be tricked by false information out there that your PCOS diet needs to be carbohydrate free. It’s just not true. The trick is to trade bad carbs for good and healthy carbs. Even ones that are loaded with fiber and protein. Definitely eat more protein than carbohydrates to fill you up and allow you to stay fuller longer, therefore less cravings…can I get an amen?

This recipe is loaded with B vitamins from sweet potatoes. This is excellent news for PCOS because we are at increased risk for being deficient in B vitamins, which are responsible for so many functions in our body. Get it checked by your doctor if you are suspicious. The chickpeas are loaded with fiber and resistant starch that is a great source of carbohydrate because it digests slower, not causing a sudden rise in blood sugar levels. The Tahini is a great source of omega-3, a healthy fat that is key in the process of regulating cycles with PCOS.

This meal was a ‘sweet’ addition by a ‘sweet’ friend of mine. I do hope you enjoy this recipe!

Sweet Potato Burger And Dilled Cucumbers

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INGREDIENTS:

1 1/4 cups dried chickpeas
Olive oil cooking spray
3 tablespoons tahini
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1 small sweet potato, peeled and grated
1 medium cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
2 tablespoons rice vinegar

PREPARATION:
In a bowl, soak chickpeas in 4 cups water for at least 12 hours and up to 24 & drain well. Heat oven to 375°. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. In a food processor, process chickpeas, tahini, black pepper, baking powder and 3/4 tsp salt, scraping down sides as necessary, until mixture holds together when pinched, 2 minutes; transfer to a bowl. Stir in sweet potato. In a second bowl, combine cucumber, onion, dill, vinegar and remaining 1/4 tsp salt; set aside. Form chickpea–sweet potato mixture into 4 burgers; place on baking sheet; cover tightly with foil; bake 20 minutes. Remove foil; coat burgers with spray; bake until crisp and golden underneath, 20 to 25 minutes. Flip burgers; coat with cooking spray; bake until crisp on other side, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve burgers with dilly cucumbers.

 

 

About Me 150x150 PCOS Diet: Sweet Potato BurgerBecky Miller is a health coach for women with PCOS. She loves being able to walk the PCOS path with each of you. To receive more of the latest PCOS tips, news and deals, check the box below. You’ll receive more PCOS packed information just like this, PLUS a FREE PCOS Kitchen Guide straight to your inbox. Won’t you journey with me?

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