Happy Marathon Monday!! Who’s watching — or following — at least one runner in Boston today? *raises hand* I can only imagine ALL the feels Boston runners must be experiencing this morning. The excitement from Boston runners this weekend was contagious from their social media channels!
I may not be running Boston, but I had such a crazy weekend. I feel like I need a weekend from my weekend. Kinda like how sometimes you need a vacation from vacation, right? But I’m thrilled to report that it’s finally spring here in CLE. I ran in shorts and a singlet over the weekend — and it was sunny! It was glorious, indeed.
Now that spring has officially sprung, we’ve been doing some spring cleaning — prepping our patio, getting the kids’ toys out, and most importantly, doing some major “spring” clean eating. We’ve had several weeks of poor food choices, not by our choosing, but we’re finally back on track to better eating.
One way to celebrate spring and eat well is with a delicious, homemade veggie burger. The veggie burger recipe I’m sharing today is direct from the Oh She Glows cookbook. It was so good I didn’t have to change a thing. I hope you try it and love it as much as we do. It truly is the Best Ever Homemade Veggie Burger.
Best Ever Homemade Veggie Burger
from Oh She Glows
- 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
- 14 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 C sweet potato
- 1/3 C parsley, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 C red onions, finely chopped
- 1/2 C sunflower seeds
- 3/4 C rolled oats
- 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 Tbsp tamari
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 3/4 tsp fine grain sea salt
- 1 tsp ground cumin
Preheat the oven to 350˚F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (optional but recommended).
In a large bowl, mash the black beans into a paste and stir in remaining ingredients. Mix well to combine. Firmly shape the dough into 8 patties. Place on the baking sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes per side, gently flipping halfway through, until golden brown. Serve on a toasted bun and enjoy!
Don’t let all the ingredients intimidate you. Once you have everything prepped, this is a simple and delicious recipe. Plus it will leave you full and satisfied but you won’t have to feel guilty eating any of the ingredients!
If you’re rooting for someone running today, I hope they have an incredible race and the experience of a lifetime. #BOSTONSTRONG
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What’s your favorite springtime dish?
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