First of all, sorry I’ve been delayed on getting back to your comments a few days ago! This pediatrics rotation has hours I’m not used to and I must must must figure out a schedule. I hate schedules…. I want to do what I want to do when I want to do it…. is that so wrong?? 😉
Now, close your eyes and pretend like I have a really expensive camera and there are lots of mouthwatering pictures of veggie burgers on the post today. Keep them closed and pretend like you can see the golden brown, crunchy top, the texture of all the yummy veggies in there, a moist burger that rivals all others. Pretend like I took an irresistable picture of this burger and now run to your kitchen and make it even though I used my iphone to take about 3 terrible pics in terrible lighting.
The pictures don’t even matter because this recipe is the bomb.com! It’s insanely easy, healthy, and uses up all the leftovers in your freezer and pantry.
I don’t even know if you can call this a recipe because it’s so easy and I’m pretty sure you could make tons of variations and it would still be successful.
Some of my favorite salads are ‘kitchen sink’ salads- you know the kind you make when you throw every single vegetable, fruit, and topping left over in your fridge together in a bowl? Well this is the same concept to make veggie burgers except you can open up your freezer instead.
Find all your old frozen vegetables that have just enough freezer burn to make you not want to eat them, but not enough for you to want to throw them out. Now dump all of them into your food processor and process away!
Dig into your cupboards and find any old rice or quinoa mixture you have and make that too. I happened to have this box of quinoa in my pantry and it worked perfectly. I just microwaved it and threw the quinoa into the food processor with the veggies.
Once you have a frozen veggie slush (leave some of it unprocessed so there is a nice texture) add 1 egg and the insides of 1 cooked sweet potato.
Your mixture should be wet enough to shape into balls. If it’s not, add more sweet potato or another egg.
Lastly, add any kind of seasoning you like! I threw in a bit of salt, a ton of Mrs. Dash (3 different kinds of Mrs. Dash to be exact) and some garlic powder.
I think you could really put in whatever spices you want, but I am partial to Mrs. Dash- we’re best friends 😉
Form this mixture into patties and place on a baking sheet.
Bake 20 minutes at 350F and enjoy!!
What better way to make a healthy meal and clean out your fridge??!?!
In other news, I’ve been participating in the Elf4Health challenge this week and it’s been so fun! Every day there is a different task. You can talk to your ‘elf’ about the task, help each other stay on track and stay healthy through the holidays! Such fun 🙂
Monday we were supposed to post a picture of our meatless meal.
Tuesday we wrote cards to friends (I sent out bridesmaid invitations!!!)
Wednesday we were to post a picture of our workout.
Thursday was meditate day. I enjoyed the 21 day meditation challenge so much- I really need to get back into doing it every day.
And today we are going to eat the rainbow- such a great tip!!
Have you ever made a kitchen sink meal? What did you make?
Are you doing Elf 4 Health? How are you liking it!?