Are you looking for an alternative to those pre-packaged veggie burgers that are loaded with preservatives, sodium, and other icky stuff you probably don’t need?
We thought so.
That’s why we created this delicious DIY black bean veggie burger recipe that is sure to rock your socks. All ingredients are fresh and whole, and everything can be done in 5 easy steps. Watch the video below to get started.
1 cup of black beans
1/4 cup of finely chopped onions
1/4 cup of finely chopped red bell peppers
1/4 cup of panko bread crumbs
3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons of ketchup
2 tablespoons of whole-wheat flour
2 teaspoons of olive oil
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender.
Pulse a few times to mix well. (If the your machine is not blending well, add a few spoons of water and continuously stir the mixture with a spoon while the blender/food processor is off to get a consistent texture. Then continue pulsing)
After you get a consistent texture, scoop out the mixture into a bowl.
Form 4-5 patties with your hands. Sprinkle each side with some extra breadcrumbs for sturdiness. If you plan on eating them up right away, lightly oil a baking sheet and
bake for 15 minutes on each side at 450F or until crisp and brown.
If you plan on storing them, you can either wrap each patty individually in plastic, or you can line each one with wax paper, and then stack them in a container. Then they can go right into the freezer! Whenever you’re ready, just de-frost and bake them.
We hope you’ve been staying warm! With the weather getting colder and all, it’s really important to keep those beautiful strands moisturized and lubricated to avoid hair snowflakes (aka dandruff).
This week we put together a quick show that features our top 5 foods for healthy hair. These foods are simple, affordable, and can be easily incorporated into your meals. Make sure you head on over to our youtube page to check out this latest video and tons more. If you like what you see, spread the love by sharing the video with your family and friends. Also, let us know what foods you eat to keep your locks healthy.
The One-Pot Pasta recipe has been hot in the streets this year, so we had to put together a quick how-to video on how to make it yourself. This recipe is a winner because it’s easy, affordable, & filling. It makes the perfect lunch, and the best part is you can customize with your favorite toppings and sides.
12 ounces whole wheat spaghetti
5 cups water
1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
1 large onion, thinly sliced
7-8 leaves of fresh basil
6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
5-6 black olives
1 tablespoon of oregano
1 tablespoon of olive oil
Pinch of salt and pepper
Optional: 1 tablespoon of your favorite cheese (we used feta)
In a large skillet or flat pot, combine all ingredients except for the salt and cheese.
Boil the mixture on high heat (without a cover) for 12-15 minutes. Make sure to stir the pasta every 5 minutes.
When the pasta is al dente (aka firm but not hard) and most of the water has evaporated, turn off the heat.
Sprinkle some salt and top with fresh basil and cheese. Enjoy!
Did you know that people gain most of their weight for the entire year between thanksgiving and new year’s?
It may not be a lot at once, but the weight can easily add up over time. In our new episode, we talk about 5 easy things you can do to curb that holiday weight gain!
If you haven’t already, head on over to our youtube page to give our new episode a play. If you like what you see, spread the love by sharing the video with your family and friends. Don’t forget to let us know your tips and tricks for preventing extra weight during the holidays in the video comments.
Not all green smoothies were created equal. In this episode, we break down the science behind a perfect green smoothie. Watch to find out how to prepare your very own nutritious (and well balanced) green smoothie that will keep you full for hours.
2 cups of chopped greens (we used kale)
1 cup of almond milk (soy milk or non-fat milk is fine too)
1, 6-ounce container of plain, non-fat greek yogurt
1/2 cup of organic tofu (for extra protein, especially if you are working out)
1 cup of frozen fruit (we used strawberries, but any fruit will do)
2 tablespoons of chia seeds (flax seeds are also a good option)