FAMILY FOOD in a hurry with a business!

Easy Organic Burger & Sweet Potato Fries


Do you know what’s for dinner tonight?  I recently read a quotation by Best Selling Author and Mother of 5, Deniece Schofield.  She said, “I spent the first twenty years of my life wondering who I would marry. I spent the next twenty years wondering what I should fix for dinner.” 

I couldn’t help but laugh out loud when I read that, because it’s so true!  I think every woman (and I’m sure men too!) can relate to that statement.  Every day brings us a new opportunity to answer the same question we answered yesterday- “What’s for dinner?”

If you’re working hard to feed your family for amazing health, like I am, this question can seemingly take on a whole new level of complexity, since “quick” microwaved dinners or drive-thrus are not an option for tonight’s menu.

The good news is- it doesn’t have to take hours every day to feed your family nutrient dense, great tasting meals.  With a little bit of planning, you can feed your family foods you can feel proud of, in just minutes a day! And that leaves time to do other fun things like running your business from home!

As a busy Mom of 3 little ones, I’m absolutely committed to providing healthy, organic, nutritious meals for my children. I’ve had to learn quickly (as soon as our first son was born!) how to make fast, easy meals, without sacrificing nutrition or variety. I am also committed to the business that God  has entrusted to me. So, I’ve spent the last 5 years creating recipes that pack the most nutritional punch, with the least amount of time commitment.

It is possible to eat for amazing health no matter how busy you are! Whether you’re working as a Mom, Dad, or busy running your own business from home, you can still eat for amazing health in 30 minutes a day or less! Does that sound worth it to you? I know it does…

So HOW do you do it?  You just need a little bit of planning, a dose of creativity, and a few slots of time here and there throughout the day!

This is one of the biggest advantages of working from home.  Instead of having to wait until the end of the day to start dinner, and making it all at one time, you can work in smaller windows of 15 minutes or so throughout the day, avoiding the 5 p.m. dinner hour cooking chaos.  (This is especially helpful if you have little ones!!) 

There are many recipes I love that are able to be prepared ahead of time (and make great leftovers too!) but our family’s favorite quick and healthy meal is definitely homemade burgers and sweet potato fries.  (A salad works nicely here too!) I’d like to share the recipe with you today so that your family can enjoy it too!

I can make this meal in less than 30 minutes and everyone loves it.  You can do the burgers on a grill in the summer, or a griddle or cast iron pan in the winter. This is a truly great version of “fast food”! My kids especially love the accompanying sweet potato fries. 

Eating healthy when you’re busy working at home does take work, but it’s more than worth it!  Remember how Sandi says that you are the greatest asset in your business, so we need to keep you healthy! 🙂

Here’s to your health! Star of the Show GrassFed Beef Burgers

Organic grass fed, and grass finished beef has so much flavor, it doesn’t need any complicated sauces or spices to compliment it.  Be careful not to overcook, since grass fed meats cook faster than their grain fed counterparts. 


2 lbs organic, grass fed and grass finished ground beef

About 6 oz. organic salsa, medium heat

2 teaspoons sea salt

1 cup organic bread crumbs, optional

1 small chopped onion

1 egg


Mix all ingredients together well, but don’t over mix.

Form into burgers, and cook on a grill or in a cast iron pan, about 3-4 minutes per side.  

Serve in sprouted buns (like Food For Life’s or Alvarado Street’s) or bread with the following as toppings:

           organic, sliced raw cheese

           organic mayonnaise

           organic mustard

           organic ketchup

           organic lettuce

           organic sliced onions

           organic sliced tomatoes

           raw organic sauerkraut

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potatoes are high in Vitamin C, fiber, and vitamin B6, and make delicious fries the whole family will enjoy!


3 medium size organic sweet potatoes, such as garnet or jewel variety

3-4 tablespoons organic coconut oil

Sea salt to taste, such as Real Salt or Himalayan Salt

Large ceramic baking dishes such as Corningware, or stainless steel, with a lip


Preheat your oven to 450 F.

Peel the sweet potatoes with a vegetable peeler.

Cut the sweet potatoes in half, then lay flat.  Cut into strips, lengthwise, as shown below.

Next, take your strips and lay them flat on the cutting board.  Cut them lengthwise again until they are the width you desire.  It’s just a matter of personal preference. Do you want "small" fries or thicker, wider fries?

Once your fries are cut, place them in your baking dish, taking care to leave room between them.  If you overlap them too much, they’ll just steam- not crisp.

Now, place 1-2 tbsp coconut oil (depending on how many you have in your pan) in each baking dish. 

Give them a good shake of sea salt.

Put them in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes before checking on them.  At that time, use a spatula or large spoon and move them around a bit. Add more coconut oil if they seem to be drying out.  Put them back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes.  Keep an eye on them and your oven.  You’ll get a feel for how long they will take.  Mine generally take about 30 minutes, depending on how thin I cut them. If they’re more thin, about 20 minutes.  You’ll know they’re done when they’re not too mushy, but also not burnt. 

When they come out, let them air out for a few minutes which will help them crisp up even more. Then dip in some organic ketchup and enjoy!!

Tips and Tricks For Busy People:

Save yourself time and reduce stress at the busiest time of the day! (Dinner time!) Here’s a few simple steps to make this meal in small time slots throughout the day:

1.   Mix & form the burgers after breakfast.

2.   Cut the sweet potatoes and store in the fridge.

3.   Slice some organic raw cheese and organic pickles, and wash a few lettuce leaves.

4.   If you want a salad with the meal, chop a few veggies and make sure the lettuce is washed 🙂

That evening, 30 minutes before dinnertime, pop the sweet potatoes in the oven, grill the burgers, and toss a salad if you’d like. 



cath Catherine Slezinger is a happy wife and Mom to three precious children- Nathaniel, almost 5, Micah, 3, and Grace, 21 months.  After battling a chronic digestive illness at the young age of 19, Catherine found a health plan that revolutionized her life and restored her health, giving her a newfound hope for the future.  Because of this dramatic turnaround, she is passionate about seeing others experience the optimal health that she has attained! www.theorganicmomma.com