Black Bean Burger | Nutrition Nuptials | Mandy Enright MS RDN RYT

Bitchin’ Black Bean Burger

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My Bitchin’ Black Bean Burger recipe was originally published January 12, 2015. Since that time this recipe has been featured in several media outlets, including Men’s Fitness. Given the popularity of this recipe (it’s one of the top visited pages on this site!) I decided to give the photos an update.

Some nights I feel like I’m on a Food Network challenge show: prepare a meal only using ingredients available in your fridge.  Today I had started a slow cooker project a little late in the day, and realized the dish wouldn’t be ready until 11pm.  So… it was on to Plan B.  I opened the fridge, hoping something would magically appear, when there they were, looking up at me.  Earlier in the week I had made dried black beans to have as a side dish, and was reminded that half a package makes a LOT of beans.  I had been wanting to explore a black bean burger recipe, so today was as good a day as ever. Continue reading “Bitchin’ Black Bean Burger”

Energy Blasts | Energy Bites | Nutrition Nuptials | Mandy Enright MS RDN RYT

Recipe: Energy Blasts

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My Energy Blasts recipe was originally published April 1, 2016. Since that time this recipe has been featured in several media outlets, including Shape and Men’s Fitness. Given the popularity of this recipe (it’s one of the top visited pages on this site!) I decided to give the photos an update.

As a yoga teacher, I am constantly looking to improve my teaching skills in addition to my knowledge of yoga and personal practice. In January 2016 I began the journey towards my 500 hour yoga teacher training certification with Laughing Lotus in NYC. The training involves 50-hour week-long intensives. I still have a few more modules to go – my sights are set on completing training this summer! The days are long and they work us hard, especially when the trainings are focused on the physical practice. At any given break opportunity we are refueling.  I always pack an endless supply of snacks whenever attending these long days because breaks are short, but my hunger level is super-high!  Making a batch of these Energy Blasts has been a lifesaver in the afternoons when there are still many more hours left in the day and more handstands to be mastered.  Continue reading “Recipe: Energy Blasts”

Turkey & Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash | Nutrition Nuptials | Mandy Enright MS RDN RYT

Turkey & Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash

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Last week I wrote about hanging on to summer with this summer squash dish.  Now that it’s mid-month, I’m slowly starting to embrace October.  I even stocked up at my favorite local farm market on some fall squashes – spaghetti and acorn.  I have spaghetti squash mastered, but acorn I typically just roast and use as a side dish. This time it became the star of the meal. Continue reading “Turkey & Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash”

lunch bowl

Recipe: The PRO Bowl (Protein & Probiotics Lunch Bowl)

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Happy Spring!  This month’s challenge for The Recipe Redux is “Spring Clean Your Fridge” in honor of the first day of spring.  I have a tendency to buy a lot of items in the grocery store with good intentions of using for recipe development.  Therefore I was thrilled with the recent challenge of ONLY using items currently available in my fridge and pantry.  I decided to give my usual lunch a makeover with a lunch bowl.  The lunchtime PRO Bowl is born!

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Freekeh Sunflower Burger

Freekeh Sunflower Burger

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If you haven’t had a chance to try out the Freekeh Risotto recipe that was posted last week, here’s another chance to get your Freekeh on.  This time you’ll find your Freekeh in burger form- a high protein way to enjoy your next Meatless Monday meal.  And this hearty Freekeh Sunflower burger will have no one asking, “Where’s the Beef?” Continue reading “Freekeh Sunflower Burger”

Freekeh Seafood Risotto

Freekeh Seafood Risotto

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If you haven’t heard, whole grains are going to be a top food trend for 2016.  By this point, you’re probably familiar with quinoa, the super-grain that is found everywhere, from cereals to salads.  But there is a whole supermarket aisle that is bursting with new grains just waiting for you to try.  And one of those grains waiting in the wings is Freekeh. Continue reading “Freekeh Seafood Risotto”

Peanut Butter-Banana Overnight Oats

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As you know from PAVE the Way for Success, planning is the key step that needs to occur when it comes to a healthy lifestyle.  We’ve all heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Yet why do 31 million adults in the US skip breakfast, according to the Morning MealScape 2011 study?  And the #1 reason WHY they’re skipping?  Time. Continue reading “Peanut Butter-Banana Overnight Oats”

Game Time Decision Chips

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A few weeks ago I had over-purchased on potatoes for a recipe I was working on and was left with 1 potato remaining.  Since it was Sunday and my husband was watching the NFL playoffs, I decided to put that potato to use and make some homemade chips. Continue reading “Game Time Decision Chips”