Crispy Vegetable Cakes

Author: Stacey and Matty   Date Posted:1 June 2017 

Crispy Vegetable Cakes


Cooking Tip: Massage kale before using it in your salads. Massaging the kale leaf before eating it gives it a rich,full taste. It also softens the leaves up making them less rubbery and nicer to have in the salad.

Training Tip: Scale workouts where needed. It's important to look at the stimulus of a work out and make sure you are trying to achieve that stimulus. For instance a 62.5/42.5kg bar shouldn't be a heavy bar when placed in a workout. If you have a look at Grace (30 clean & jerks for time), the workout is written as a sprint. If his workout takes you longer then 5 minutes, you've missed the "sprint stimulus". Ideally for this workout you would drop a to a weight that you could comfortably hit 10 clean & jerks at. Now this isn't to say you cannot "sometimes" RX a workout and go outside of the stimulus however it isn't reccommended for everyday practice as you're stepping away from the high intensity component of fitness and therefore possibly hindering your results.


Crispy Vegetable Cakes


Prep time:  30 minutes | Serves: 4

  • 1/4 cup Almond flour
  • 1 cup Baby spinach (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Parsley (freshly chopped)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 1 Parsnip (peeled and grated)
  • 1 Carrot (peeled and grated)
  • 1 Onion (diced)
  • 1 Garlic clove (minced)
  • 1 Red bell pepper (finely chopped)
  • 1 Egg
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper (to taste)



1. Combine all of the vegetables in a bowl with the herbs, egg, and almond flour. Season with salt and pepper and mix well. Form into 4 patties.

2. Heat the oil in a heavy skillet. Add the vegetable cakes and cook until golden brown on both sides. Serve immediately.

By Ultimate Paleo Guide 


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