Change it up, Champion! ~ Foodie Blog Time

May 1, 2020

(5-minute read)

Welcome to my Being a Champion ~ Living in the NOW foodie blog.

Being healthy LIVING IN THE NOW is challenging and I want to focus on giving you options to try new food ideas.

The facts are clear. Small things matter. Every choice has consequences, and every consequence changes us. Just a few small changes in our eating priorities can wake up our digestive system, reshape our bodies, and add years of healthy living to our NOW.

My suggestion is that, AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK, change up your “normal” eating routine and surprise your Physical Plane! Enjoy flavorful and satisfying NEW changes in your NOW!

3 Delicious Veggie Burger Recipes That Even the Most Dedicated Meat-Eater Will Love  

Unless you were born a vegetarian, you have probably had a delicious hamburger or cheeseburger at some point in your life. Meat is one of the foods that vegans and vegetarians have a hard time ignoring, especially when they first adopt this healthy lifestyle.

Don’t worry, you can have your vegetarian lifestyle and eat burgers at the same time, when you enjoy the following 3 flavorful and satisfying veggie burger creations.

1st – Portobello Veggie Burger

You are going to need cooked black beans, minced fresh broccoli, a red onion, 3 XL eggs, Panko breadcrumbs, olive oil, your favorite seasoning, anchovy-free Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic and vegan grated Parmesan. Oh yeah, and Portobello caps.

Mash 1 cup of black beans in a large mixing bowl. Cube your portobello caps into small pieces. Add them to the mashed black beans, along with 1 more cup of black beans, your favorite seasoning, 1 cup of minced broccoli, 1/2 cup of red onion, and 2 tablespoons of minced garlic. Mix well.

Add 3 extra-large eggs beaten, 3/4 cup vegan Parmesan cheese, and a little more than 1/2 cup of Panko breadcrumbs. Mix gently.

Over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a nonstick pan. Wet your hands and form burgers from your mixture. Cook in oil for 3 to 5 minutes per side.

2nd – Kickin’ Chickpea Veggie Burger

The kick here comes from hot and spicy sriracha sauce. Rinse, drain, and mash 1 can of chickpeas in a large bowl. Add 1 grated zucchini, 1/2 red onion finely diced, 3 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro, and 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar. Mix.

Add 1 tablespoon of sriracha sauce, 2 tablespoons veggie peanut butter, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 2 teaspoons black pepper, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, and 1 cup of your favorite quick oats. Mix thoroughly.

Form into patties and cook on your barbecue grill until done. You can also fry in a pan on your stove for 3 to 5 minutes each side.

3rd – Super Simple 6 Ingredient Veggie Burgers

Sometimes simple is the best. These healthy plant-based burgers were created by a vegetarian who was on the road in a hotel room. They require just 6 ingredients, including 15 ounces of rinsed and drained black beans, ketchup and mustard, garlic powder, and onion powder.

Add your favorite quick oats. Here we go!

Preheat your oven or barbecue grill to around 400 degrees.

Mash 2/3 of the can of beans. Add the remainder of the beans,                                                1 tablespoon of yellow mustard,                                                                                    

2 tablespoons ketchup and 1 teaspoon each of garlic powder and onion powder. Mix well.

Add & mix 1/3 cup instant oats; then divide this mixture into 4 veggie burger patties. If grilling or baking, 7 minutes on each side is fine. Add your fav whole-grain bun or bread, vegetarian condiments, and toppings, and enjoy.

Take extraordinarily good care of yourself.