Good morning everyone! I can not believe it is already Thursday…for that matter I can not believe that February is half over! But it is what it is, right?
Last night for dinner, Keith wanted turkey burgers. Easy enough. We love Applegate Farms…that is our go-to brand of choice! But upon opening the freezer I saw we only had 2 patties left! (Keith is a 2-patty burger kind of a guy) but thankfully I still had some black bean patties frozen that I had made a few weeks ago..crisis adverted! Turkey burgers for Keith, black-bean burgers for me! Hum…sounds like a pretty darn good night! I served mine open faced on GF Udi bread with some cheddar almond cheese on the bottom! Add some broccoli…deelish!
KELLY’S BLACK BEAN BURGERS
- 2 cups black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/4 cup onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup gluten-free breadcrumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 dash black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 dash salt
Food process all ingredients except breadcrumbs. Add breadcrumbs by hand and from 4 patties. Grill on George Foreman Grill until desired doneness. Easy enough!
Makes: 4 burgers
147 Calories; 1.0g Fat (0.2g saturated fat); 0mg Cholesterol; 93mg Sodium; 26.8g Carbohydrates; 8.1g Fiber; 1 g Sugar; 8.8g Protein
So this morning I cranked out 10 treadmill miles interval style! Here is what it looked like:
Miles 1-2 @ 6.9, Miles 3-4 @ 7.0, Miles 5-6 @7.1, Miles 7-8 @ 7.2, Miles 8-10 @ 7.3. I was SWEATING all over the place! But it felt awesome! Now I am fueling up (coffee, egg white scramble, and a protein brownie) because I have day 2 of Body Pump in about an hour! Woot! I can already feel my muscles getting stronger!! :)
Then after Body Pump I have my weekly meeting with Fion’s to keep on settling the healthy menu! The plan is to debut with a tasting party on March 23rd! For those of you who are new to the blog I have been working with a local resturaunt to design a healthy living menu with entrees that have less than 700 calories. It has been fun and the menu is going to ROCK! Sorry that’s all I can say right now….but trust me this is awesome food!! :) It has been a really fun experience to work behind the scenes with a chef at a resturaunt. It is really interesting to see how it all goes down from the purchasing side to the cooking side. But this opportunity has been AWESOME and I can’t wait for all of you locals to go check out “Kelly’s Corner” at Fions!
Do you like it when resturaunts offer healthy menu options or is ignorance bliss?
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