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Black Bean Burger

Oops she did it again, no not Britney Spears I’m talking about Chef Jen Welper! I discovered this easy, but delicious recipe for those warm summer days when you’re ready to start grilling outside. Enjoy!

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Kiss that boring burger goodbye and check out this recipe for a healthy and flavorful black bean burger.  Make sure to add this to your holiday weekend menu!

INGREDIENTS:

1/6th piece                Firm tofu

½ cup                       Black beans, cooked

1 tsp.                        Olive oil

1 each                      Shallots, large, chopped

¼ cup                       Zucchini, chopped

¼ cup                       Carrots, minced (can use food processor on these)

1 each                      Egg

2 each                      Egg whites

¼ tsp.                       Cumin, ground

¼ cup                       Sharp cheddar cheese, 2%, shredded

½ cup                       Black beans, cooked

¼ tsp.                       Salt

PREPARATION:

  • Cooked black beans as directed (need 1 cup of cooked black beans for recipe).
  • In food processor, puree tofu and ½ cup of black beans (need smooth texture, but doesn’t need to be completely pureed).
  • Heat a large saute pan to medium high heat.  Once heated, add ½ tsp. of olive oil and swirl.  Add chopped shallots.  Cook 2-3 minutes until translucent.
  • Once shallots are done, add to black bean mixture and pulse.
  • Remove black bean mixture from food processor and add to a mixing bowl.  Set aside.
  • In separate bowl, crack eggs as needed (1 whole and 2 whites). Mix well w/ fork.
  • To the black bean mixture add zucchini, carrots, eggs, cumin, cheddar cheese and the remaining ½ cup of cooked black beans.
  • Mix well and season with salt as necessary.
  • Once burgers are formed (recipe makes 4 burgers, ~1/3 cup each), re-heat the large saute pan and add remaining ½ tsp. of olive oil.  Swirl.
  • Sear the burger on each side.  Could finish burger in oven if desired, but it should be done after cooking on each side for about 4 minutes (~8 minutes total).
  • Enjoy on ½ of whole wheat sandwich thin, lettuce and sliced red or yellow tomatoes.

 

 


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Vegetarian White Chili

Veggie lovers, meet your new favorite winter recipe! With a powerhouse line-up of superfoods and a creamy base, what’s not to love about this Vegetarian White Chili? Feel free to customize this already yummy recipe with your favorite veggies! Share with us your favorite additions! Happy Cooking and Enjoy!

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Creamy Vegetarian White Chili

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced small
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 3 15-ounce cans Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 4-ounce can chopped green chilies
  • ¾ cup frozen corn
  • 2 cups warmed whole milk (use non-dairy if wanting to make the recipe vegan)
  • Salt / Pepper, to taste
  • Lime juice, to taste
  • garnish options: cilantro, avocado, tortilla chips, pickled jalapenos, radish slices, hot sauce

To find full preparation instructions, visit the original recipe on Vegetarian Ventures. Want more healthy recipes from Vegetarian Ventures?  You can follow Vegetarian Ventures on social media: FacebookPinterest, and  Instagram.


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5-Ingredient Caprese Phyllo Cups

In the spirit of all that is Merry and Bright, we are compiling our very favorite Holiday Recipes! Keep up with us all month long as we post a new recipe each week. For Caprese lovers, this appetizer is a no-brainer. With only 5 ingredients, preparation for this appetizer is easy – leaving you more time to work on the main dish! Each bite is just as fresh and delicious as the one before. Happy Cooking and Enjoy!
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5-Ingredient Caprese Phyllo Cups

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 (15-count) package mini phyllo cups
  • 15 grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, diced or torn into small pieces
  • 4 large fresh basil leaves, torn into small pieces

To find full preparation instructions, visit the original recipe on Gimme Some Oven. Want more healthy recipes from Gimme Some Oven?  You can follow Gimme Some Oven on social media: FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest.


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Festive Pomegranate Guacamole

Happy December! In the spirit of holiday parties, gift giving and peace on the earth, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite holiday recipes! Keep up with the Recipe Redo Blog for the month of December as we share them with you. First up, this Festive Pomegranate Guacamole will charm your guests with a surprising take on classic Guacamole. We suggest serving on a round platter around a bowl of veggies or a dipping item of your choice to form a Holiday Wreath! Happy Cooking and Enjoy!

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Festive Pomegranate Guacamole

Ingredients

  • 4 medium ripe avocados, pitted and diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ medium red onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, mostly leaves, chopped
  • 1 to 2 jalapeños (or 1 serrano pepper), seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium pomegranate, deseeded (about 1 cup worth of pomegranate arils)
  • Entirely optional: ½ cup crumbled feta

To find full preparation instructions, visit the original recipe on Cookie and Kate. Want more healthy recipes from Cookie and Kate?  You can follow Cookie and Kate on social media: FacebookTwitter, and  Instagram.


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Skinny Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

Are you left Post-Thanksgiving with a fridge full of leftovers? Put that turkey to good use! Instead of simply warming your turkey over, mix up this Skinny Turkey & Wild Rice Soup! You may have some extra carrots and celery lying around too! As an added bonus, this soup is super easy to make. Happy Cooking and Enjoy!

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Skinny Turkey & Wild Rice Soup

Ingredients:

  • 2 Carrots, Chopped

  • 2 Celery Stalks, Chopped

  • 1 Medium Onion, Chopped

  • 2 Garlic Cloves, Minced

  • 6 1/2 C. Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth

  • 3 Tbsp. Flour

  • 1 C. Long Grain & Wild Rice, Uncooked

  • 1 Tsp. Dried Thyme

  • 1 Bay Leaf

  • 2 C. Turkey Breast, Cooked & Shredded or Cubed

  • 1 C. Fat Free Half & Half

  •  Salt & Pepper to Taste

To find full preparation instructions, visit the original recipe on The Skinny Fork. Want more healthy recipes from The Skinny Fork?  You can follow The Skinny Fork on social media: FacebookTwitter, and  Pinterest.


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“We have to do something right now to empower and educate our older population to keep them healthy and in their homes for as long as possible. ‘Senior Moments’ will help older adults and their caretakers set a path toward wellness and stop the crisis we are heading toward as our older population pressures our healthcare system.”   Debra K

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Stuffed Butternut Squash with Quinoa, Kale, Cranberries, and Chickpeas

In search of a healthy alternative to all the Carb crazy Thanksgiving staples? Try something new and find all the wholesome, healthy goodness you are searching for! These Stuffed Butternut Squash with Quinoa, Kale, Cranberries, and Chickpeas is Vegetarian approved and nutritionally satisfying. Enjoy this perfect fall recipe as you gather around the table with friends and family! Happy Cooking and Enjoy!

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Stuffed Butternut Squash with Quinoa, Kale, Cranberries, and Chickpeas

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium butternut squash, about 2 1/2 pounds each
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 3/4 cup quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups low sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 bunch kale, stems removed and chopped (about 6 lightly packed cups)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (plus additional for roasting squash)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (plus additional for roasting squash)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can low sodium chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • Zest of 1 orange, plus 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1/3 cup reduced sugar dried cranberries
  • Grated Parmesan cheese or crumbled feta cheese (optional)

To find full preparation instructions visit the original recipe on Well Plated. Want more healthy recipes from Well Plated?  You can follow Well Plated on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and  Pinterest.


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In her quest to “healthify” the nation, Debra K believes there are valuable stories needing to be told.

“We have to do something right now to empower and educate our older population to keep them healthy and in their homes for as long as possible. ‘Senior Moments’ will help older adults and their caretakers set a path toward wellness and stop the crisis we are heading toward as our older population pressures our healthcare system.”   Debra K

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Cajun Cauliflower with Cilantro Avocado Sauce

Let’s take a moment to appreciate Cauliflower. As the cousin of broccoli, cauliflower has a similar nutritional benefit. I’m also a fan of Cauliflower for its versatility. It works well as a substitute for some of my favorite carb-charged comfort foods – think mashed potatoes and pizza crust. Yum! I’m currently crazy about this recipe for Cajun Cauliflower with Cilantro Avocado sauce. Happy cooking and enjoy!

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Ingredients

    • 1 head cauliflower
    • 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning, divided (store-bought or homemade)
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    • Water for steaming
    • 1 cup cooked brown rice, for serving
    Cilantro Avocado Sauce
    • 1/2 cup whole raw cashews
    • 1/2 ripe avocado
    • 1/2 cup cilantro
    • 2 tablespoons lime juice
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon powdered garlic
    • 1 1/2 to 2 cups water, divided

For detailed preparation instructions, you can find the original recipe on Naturally Ella. Love what you taste? Follow Naturally Ella on social media: Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.


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