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!
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.
And a cute more doggie pictures because they are my favorite.
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.
My favorite way to serve the quinoa veggie burgers is on a big salad topped with avocado!
I topped this one with a raspberry pecan vinaigrette I found at the store. It was delicious!
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!
- Do you have a favorite veggie burger recipe?
- Do you have a favorite store bought veggie burger?
- What is your favorite salad dressing?