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Powerhouse Burger: Millet, Sweet Potatoes, and Kale


Burgers ‘n Wings.  Wait, stop right there, burgers AND wings?  How is that eating whole?!  I’ve healthafied the everyday American junk food.  These powerhouse burgers contain millet, sweet potatoes, and kale.

The sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamin C, folate, calcium, potassium, and beta-carotene.  In fact, the vitamin C from the sweet potatoes helps your body absorb the non-heme iron in the kale.  Did you know there are two kinds of iron? Iron that is plant-sourced (from leafy greens, beans for example) is non-heme, so fellow plant-based eaters listen up: it is important to pair your leafy greens with a source of vitamin C (sweet peppers, tomatoes, grapefruit juice, oranges, strawberries for example).  It’s simple: your body absorbs iron better when paired with vitamin C (http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/iron.php).

Millet isn’t just for the birds; it’s a little powerhouse seed on it’s own!  It’s a good source of fiber, manganese, phosphorus, tryptophan, and protein (interested in learning more? check out all the benefits here).  See, Burgers ‘N Wings: Healthafied!

Millet is also delicious as a breakfast cereal! labeled2 Continue reading

Lemon Tahini Zesty Tofu Quinoa Burgers with Stuffed Delicata Squash

Last night I was craving falafels, but I didn’t have any fava beans on hand (d’oh!).  I had to satisfy my craving so I decided to whip up a tasty replacement!  As with any new recipe, it becomes a science experiment in the kitchen testing flavors and consistencies, hoping the end result is as scrumptious as the idea in your head.  These did not disappoint!  The local delicata squash has been my absolute favorite this season (I’m sure you’ll notice it’s appearance in my recipes); it has such a smooth, buttery consistency that’s paired with unparallelled sweetness.  These simply-stuffed delicatas showcased the pure, natural flavors (and might I add, drool worthy!  Joey said he could eat 4 squashes himself they were so amazing.  I’ll take that pat on the back anytime!).  This meal may be almost free of time, but certainly not free of flavor & nutrition! Continue reading

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