One of my big intentions related to breaking myths is related to food. Most of us think we need to choose between eating healthy and eating tasty. In my case, I’ve always had a preference for both. Greed be blessed, if you want to have it all, sure you can! At least in case of food.
So here’s my first recipe, time tested, the “worst food critics”-taste-bud-tested and proven to be child friendly. Presenting …The Colossal Super-Nutri Burger!
Black eyed peas (Lobiya in hindi)
Homemade Tartar Sauce or Homemade Eggless Mayonnaise (Optional. Recipes available online everywhere.)
Sea or rock Salt
Ground black pepper corn
Extra large size wholemeal burger buns (Buy from market or bake at home. Recipes available online.)
* It is strongly recommended to use only certified organic products.
The Recipe – Patty
- Boil the black eyed peas till mushy and mash them or grind them to a paste in a blender.
- Boil a third quantity of potatoes (vis-a-vis black eyed peas) and mash them or grind them to a paste in a blender.
- Chop the avocadoes, beets and carrots into tiny bits
- Steam equal quantities of peas, corn, beets and carrots till soft and chewable
- Mix all the above ingredients you have prepped and add salt
- Make one inch thick patties with the same diameter as the extra large wholemeal burger bun
- Sauté the patty or brush it with olive oil and bake it. This will take a little longer than a quick deep fry but will also preserve the nutrients.
The Recipe – Burger
- Slice the onions and tomatoes and (optionally) sauté them
- Slice the cottage cheese and sauté. Add a dash of salt and pepper on it.
- Slice the burger buns and warm them on both sides on a pan
- Apply the tartar sauce/mayonnaise on the insides of the bun
- On the bottom half of the bun, stack the cottage cheese slice, patty, the fresh spinach leaves, onions and tomatoes.
- Add the top half of the bun and voila, your Colossal Super-Nutri Burger is done!
Team it up with a (no-sugar) Lime Mint Cooler and Sweet Potato Baked Chips.
Tip: Make lots of patties and keep them handy. Just sauté or bake them when needed to quickly fix up a burger for a meal
- Good break from the usual stuff, this is certainly something different
- Great way of getting lotsa veggies in your kid’s tummy (and all those still pretending to be kids)
- Amazing no guilt, super nutritious, protein rich meal that fills you up but doesn’t leave you feeling heavy
Stay tuned on my blog for super healthy, super yummy, original, easy and affordable recipes! Ciao for now.
By: Ruchi Phool
After working for more than a decade in IT across continents, Ruchi decided to follow her heart and took the path of healing and Self discovery in 2010. Always interested in ‘reality’, she discovered yoga and allied healing methods were her calling. Her aim is to use these traditional sciences in alliance with modern techniques and medical research to help bring relief from modern-day health & lifestyle disorders and to empower all to remain happy and healthy. Ruchi has a Diploma in Yoga Vidya, Diploma in Naturopathy and Yoga and Laughter Yoga Teacher Certification. Her skills include Hatha Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Laughter Yoga, Diet & Nutrition, Shuddhi Prakriyas (Cleaning of Mind, Body, Psyche), Pranayama and various Mindfulness, Meditation & Relaxation techniques.