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”

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Spice Up Your Relationship With Food

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In my previous post, I discussed how sodium can have a negative impact on our health.  However, there is always the argument that salt adds flavor.  But salt is the old way of thinking, and there are plenty more options for spicing up the foods in our life.  Time for you and your significant other to say “Bye Bye” to the salt shaker and start playing the field with your spice rack.  Who knows what beautiful new flavor relationships lie ahead? Continue reading “Spice Up Your Relationship With Food”

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Breaking Up with Sodium

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This year’s theme for National Nutrition Month is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right”. One of the inspirations for this theme is to educate the public to appreciate the flavor of foods, and how to utilize foods to provide flavor without the addition of unwanted nutrients. One of the main nutrients that we look to limit is sodium, an essential nutrient that has been linked to heart disease when consumed in excess amounts. Given that heart disease is the #1 killer in the US, learn why breaking up with sodium will be the best relationship you could ever end – and make your heart happy at the same time.   Continue reading “Breaking Up with Sodium”

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”

Tiny Tomato-tizers

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Ever realize you have too much of a produce item you’re never going to finish before it goes bad? This happened last week. I had purchased a box of grape tomatoes to use on salads. However, Mr. E and I were leaving towards the end of the week to attend a friend’s wedding in Florida, and I knew they’d be in poor shape by the time we’d get home. So, I did what any other creative person would do- I turned them into an appetizer to enjoy before dinner. And they were met with positive reviews by Mr E. Continue reading “Tiny Tomato-tizers”

Grilled Tropical Salsa

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Happy Cinco De Mayo! How will you celebrate a day that, according to Mr. E and his 50% Mexican heritage, Mexicans don’t really celebrate (according to him, it’s like celebrating 4th of July on March 3rd)? If the plan is to eat chips with guac and chase it with a margarita for Date Night, you and your significant other may want to rethink your plans to include some more substantial foods into your celebration plans. And just keep driving past Taco Bell. Unless you want to spend Seis de Mayo with that wonderful combo of being bloated AND dehydrated at the same time. Continue reading “Grilled Tropical Salsa”

Pita Chip Crust

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I don’t buy many snacks to keep around in our house. No temptation, no snacking. My husband, on the other hand, loves to have a little “crunch” with his sandwiches and always wants to have a side of chips. So as a compromise, one of the few exceptions I’ll make is for Stacy’s Pita Chips. Continue reading “Pita Chip Crust”

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”