"Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food" -Hippocrates

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Burgers and Fries!

No worries...you can still be healthy and have your 
Burger and Fries :)
-1 can black beans, drained & rinsed (I used dried beans that I pre-cooked)
-1/3 c. red onion, minced
-1/2 c. mushrooms, chopped
-1/2 c. oats, ground to coarse texture
-1/2 teaspoons salt
-2. teaspoons cumin
-1 T vegan Worcestershire Sauce (Optional, I did not use)
-1 1/2 minced garlic
-Alexia-Sweet Potato Fries
-Cajun Seasoning
-Mix in a large bowl and process your oats!
-Mix everything together
 -Pack some patties (a little extra water helps hold them together)
Make sure to use some Non-Stick Spray
(Medium Heat)

Sprinkle with Cajun Seasoning...of course :)
Whole Wheat Buns...Slice of Tomato...and yummy guacamole from Las Margaritas! 

I really enjoyed this meal. I think I've been missing the feel of eating a sandwich. This was definitely an enjoyable alternative. (my boyfriend and friends liked it as well)

Tips for next time:
-A little less Cumin (personal preference)
-Wouldn't mind some Cajun on the Burgers... :)
-Chop the mushrooms and peppers into smaller pieces (tend to make the patties fall apart more)

*Your patties may break apart some while cooking, but it was easy to reform on the bun!
*Sweet Potato Fries were delicious! (low sodium as well)


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Healthy Chipotle!

Who loves Chipotle?? :)
I Do!!
Here's my healthier version:
-Whole Grain Brown Rice
-Black Beans
-Half a lime

 -Start cooking your rice first, since it can take about 45 min depending on the amount you're making.

-Cut your fresh cilantro, and squeeze your lime!

 -I used canned beans, but bagged beans are an optio  
*I used 3 cans, rinsed and drained each (Rinsing your canned foods, removes about 41% of the Sodium!!)
Since the juice was drained, add a little water for heating
(Try using frozen corn over canned!)
*Add your lime juice and cilantro to the rice-to make it chipotle style*

Additional toppings:
*Hot Sauce
*Tortilla Shell
*Green Peppers in the corn (chipotle style)
*Jalapeno Peppers
*Guacamole-Recipe coming soon :)

Making your chipotle at home:
-Reduces sodium intake
-Reduces portion sizes
-Is Fun
-Leaves Left Overs! :)