These quinoa bean burgers are packed with healthy stuff and taste great at the same time!
During past month I’ve been trying to lose a bit of weight by eating healthy food. I’ve also decided to reduce my consumption of meats, which means eating more grains and veggies! And I’m happy to say that I’ve lost about 10 lbs in just 4 weeks! This was very encouraging for me so I decided not to give up and keep going!
Today, I’m very excited to introduce to you guys a super awesome new gadget that I got last month which helped me creating a healthy diet plan and therefore loosing all that extra weight. Since I got it, I couldn’t go back to the traditional one I used to use. And I’ve been using it quite a lot! It’s the “Redmond Sky Scales” that I want to introduce to you! “Redmond Sky Scales” are more than just ordinary kitchen scales as they not only weigh your food, but also give you all the nutrient facts of your ingredients. They count calories, proteins, fats and carbs of the products you are weighing. Not only that! But they can also count the nutrient facts for a bunch of ingredients together, i.e you can calculate the calories and whatever nutritional info you may need for a portion of a simple salad for example, or a more complicated dish with many ingredients.
The scales link to a free “Ready for Sky” app on your smartphone (see image below), tablet or laptop through Bluetooth which allows you to add as many ingredients as you wish to your list weighing up to 5kg. These are such wonderful scales that make weighing ingredients, counting their calories and their nutritional information so easy, that I would never want to go back to the old time-consuming way I’ve been using to get the same results.
Moreover, the scales are very accurate, as they can show up to 1gr accuracy. Measuring unit could be changed to pounds and ounces if desired. They have a tare deduction feature that makes it really easy to use these scales by setting values to zero, and they have a timer with a signal that allows tracking cooking time. Sky Scales automatically shut off after 5 minutes if not using them.
Make sure to check out these wonderful kitchen scales on the Redmond Multicookers website, you can order them online, they retail for £52.99.
Now back to the quinoa bean burger, so as I was saying, I’m trying to eat less meat these days. Which means that I eat more grains and vegetables. And as I’m the kind of person who finds it very hard to resist a good burger, I’ve decided to create my own vegetarian burger that’s not only healthy, but also tastes wonderful!
This is quite simple, all you have to do is add all of the healthy ingredients to a food processor, garnish with salt, black pepper, and dried thyme. And form into patties! Then, you have 2 choices; you either fry or grill these patties. I normally like to grill, but if I don’t have much time I just fry them in a pan with a little bit of oil to make sure that they’re not greasy!
These burgers are very filling! Many people think that if they’re not having something meaty for a meal, they will stay hungry. Which is absolutely not true, as ingredients like kidney beans, oats and quinoa are great for your metabolism, and they also work to reduce your appetite as they keep you feeling full for a long time.
To assemble the burger, I added some sweet corn, fresh tomato, lettuce, and more kidney beans. But you can always add some cheese (especially if you’re not counting calories), relish, or even pesto!
And the fun part? These burgers do look like meat burgers, can you tell the difference?
- 200 grams kidney beans canned and drained
- 120 grams quinoa cooked
- 120 grams oats
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp flour
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tbsp chopped parsley optional
- a pinch of salt and black pepper
- 1 to mato
- lettuce leaves
- 50 grams canned sweet corn
- 4 burger bread buns
- Add all of the ingredients to a food processor. If mixture is too dry add 1tbsp of water.
- Form the mixture into 4 patties.
- Either grill or fry the patties with a little bit of oil.
- To assemble the burger
This post is in collaboration with Redmond. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Little Sunny Kitchen happen. All opinions are my own.