So I posted this picture of my supper the other night on Facebook yesterday, and I had a couple of people wanting the recipe, and I promised I would deliver today. Now I am going to give you the recipe but it is somewhat of something I would call an interpretation. Since I am NOT very good at measuring ingredients, I will give you them to my best abilities and you can take them and run with them! Add or subtract ingredients, add more beans or even substitute for lentils if you want, just have fun with them. So here goes…
THEFFITLIFE Veggie Burger
2 tbsp flaxseed in 6 tbsp water (set aside)
1 cup black beans
1 cup red kidney beans
1/2 cup chopped oats (in blender)
1 small onion chopped
2 small carrots grated
1 jalapeno chopped
3 garlic cloves minced
1 tsp sea/himalayan salt
1 tsp paprika
1 tbsp red pepper flakes
2 tsp cumin
1 tbsp mustard
2 small celery pieces chopped
* I would usually add rice to my burgers but we had so many veggies going on, things got kind of crazy and we couldn’t fit it in the mixture.
1. Heat skillet
2. Mush the beans in a bowl.
3. Add the rest of the ingredients, including the flaxseed and water, and mix together with hands.
4. Place a small amount of COCONUT oil on the skillet (I use coconut oil because it has a high smoke point).
5. Place burgers on the skillet and cook until each side is browned.
Note: They don’t stay together perfectly, but I don’t use any cornstarch, which lots of recipes call for.
This recipe is hard to mess up because you can add any ingredients you like and subtract the ones you don’t.
I know I posted a picture of me on my Facebook page similar to this yesterday, but just in case you don’t have Facebook, I thought I would give you an update on my blog as well. I feel safe on my blog, I feel as is I can say or share more, I don’t know why, but it is comforting. I am almost 23 weeks pregnant and feeling great! I am still eating healthy and keeping my cravings to a minimum. Baking healthy treats or making my favorite smoothie/juice helps. I decided to take a week off of working out just to let my body recharge and am beginning phase 2 of the Livefit Trainer tonight. I will still be making modifications based on my trimester, but I still feel energized after my workouts, so I will continue until I can’t no more :). We have slowly been collecting baby accessories (stroller, high chair, furniture, car seat, swing) throughout the last couple of months. The feeling is almost surreal, and I can’t wait to meet baby Walker! I can now feel their kicks and movements, and it makes me smile every time.
Pregnant or not, you should have goals. My goal isn’t to have a six-pack and lift heavy, my goal is to stay at a fitness level that is realistic during pregnancy. You also need to set specific goals, these allow you to stay on track and get the end result you desire. My specific goals are, that I will workout 4-5 times a week (depending on my how my body feels), and when I am in the gym I will workout for 45-60 minutes, including a warm-up, training session, cool-down and stretch. I find if I don’t set specific goals, I just go with the flow, and going with the flow won’t get you to your goals!
What goals do you set for yourself to make sure you achieve a desired result?
Last but not least a yummy recipe, just in case you get a craving ;).