Quinoa Veggie Burgers

Hi guys!  Hope you weekend is off to a good start!  I took an early morning body pump class followed by a walk with the pups so my Saturday has been great so far!  Before we get to the recipe today, I thought I would show you some pictures of the last 2 days around here!

My morning smoothie today was spinach, banana, flaxseed, pineapple, raspberries, blackberries, and coconut water.  This was such a good one!  The base of my smoothies always seems to be spinach, flaxseed, and banana and then I rotate the frozen fruit between berries, pineapples, mangos, kiwis and peaches and I rotate the liquid between plain water, coconut water and orange juice.  

Butterball is back so you know it’s a good day! 

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We are currently watching Penelope and Piper, too.  They are such sweethearts. 

This is a blurry pic, but it just shows how attached P & P are at the hip.  Too cute. 

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And a cute more doggie pictures because they are my favorite. 

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Without further ado, the quinoa veggie burger recipe!  I love to make my own veggie burgers because the ones at the store can be full of fillers, fat, and ingredients I can’t even pronounce.  Everytime I make a batch of quinoa, I always end up with a bunch of extra quinoa and usually end up making veggie burgers with it.  I like to freeze them individually for a quick, weeknight meal or they can be stored in the fridge for up to 5-6 days.  This recipe was posted to rayandtaynutrition’s instagram awhile ago and I adapted it this week because of the ingredients I had on hand.  This recipe is so simple and you can make a lot of swaps depending on your preferences. 

This week I combined cooked quinoa, nutritional yeast, sauteed mushrooms and zucchini, lemon juice, garlic powder, chili powder, paprika, salt, pepper, flaxseed, and 2 eggs.  I am not good when it comes to measuring, but you just want to make sure the mixture will hold together.  If it seems to wet, add more nutritional yeast and flaxseed; and if it seems to dry, add more lemon juice.  Refrigerating the mixture for at least 30 minutes is important to help it stick together when grilling or baking.  

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My favorite way to serve the quinoa veggie burgers is on a big salad topped with avocado!

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I topped this one with a raspberry pecan vinaigrette I found at the store. It was delicious!

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Let me know if you decide to give these veggie burgers a try!  

I am off to do some cleaning and organizing and then enjoy the beautiful weather!

Have a great Saturday ya’ll! 

Questions: 

  1. Do you have a favorite veggie burger recipe?
  2. Do you have a favorite store bought veggie burger?
  3. What is your favorite salad dressing?

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