I hope everyone is doing well! We’re entering the holiday season already!!! Can you believe it? How are we in November already? For us Canadian’s we’ve already celebrated Thanksgiving and we have Halloween behind us as well now. For my friends in the USA Thanksgiving is approaching for you guys and all the goodies will soon be eaten.
As we head into a season of over consumption that tends to throw our health goals on the back burner. We attend social engagements and host parties for family and friends. This is a time of a whole load of “cheat days”! We can’t say no to all these comfort foods and the loving people who made them. It’s definitely a difficult time and will power is at an all time low.
I don’t like to say no to goodies during the holiday season but I do try to balance my diet on a whole. I will eat super clean and indulge on a few treats or calorie rich foods at parties. I feel like if over all your eating really healthy then it’s not terrible to enjoy the season fully.
One of the things that I’ve already started to do is make as much as possible homemade. Veggie burgers are a wonderfully easy lunch or dinner but boy do they pack in the calories for each little patty! I started thinking I should just avoid eating them during this time because they weren’t as healthy as I originally thought. Then I thought to myself hey wait, I can make my own and then I can control what’s in them! That decision was the best thing I’ve done in a long time. I’ve now created some pretty epic burgers now!
Below is my latest healthy burger recipe. It’s a Chickpea & Veggie burger that’s loaded with nutrition! No mystery ingredients in these healthy burgers. My burgers are made with whole foods and I use gluten free oats in my veggie burgers as well. If you follow a gluten free diet then I got you covered too. Hurray!
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CHICKPEA & VEGGIE BURGERS
– 2 cups canned chickpeas
– 2 cups mixed frozen veggies
– 1 cup cooked brown rice
– 1 cup oats flour
– 2 Tbsp. flaxmeal
– splash of coconut aminos
– 1 red bell pepper
– seasonings of choice. I used paprika, garlic, salt & pepper, and chili powder.
1. Process the chickpeas and pepper and then transfer them to a bowl.
2. Slightly process mixed cooked veggies & flaxmeal.
3. Add the veggies to the Chickpea mixture. Add seasonings & combine well.
4. Slowly add the oats to the mixture a little at a time. Mix well.
5. Place in fridge to set for 2 hour or at least 20 minutes if your in a hurry.
6. Place scoops of the mixture on a non stick cookie sheet or use parchment paper on the pan. Mold them into patties.
7. Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes. Flip them half way through.
Have a wonderful day everyone & upcoming week!
Health, Joy & Positive Vibes,