Healthy Recipe, Pumpkin Veggie Burger

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  1. Healthy Recipe, Pumpkin Veggie Burger

    A light and flavorful pumpkin veggie burger with white beans and quinoa. Both vegan and gluten-free and bursting with fresh fall flavors like sage and rosemary. Quinoa flour and gluten-free breadcrumbs imitate the burger consistency.  Makes six servings of 187 calories each.


    • 2 cups boiled cubed pumpkin
    • 1 can white beans rinsed and drained
    • 1 head oven-roasted garlic
    • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
    • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
    • 1 cup cooked quinoa
    • 1/2 cup diced red onion
    • 1/2 cup quinoa flour
    • 1/2 cup gluten-free panko breadcrumbs plus more for dredging
    • 2 tablespoon coconut oil more as needed for cooking


    1. In a food processor combine pumpkin, white beans, garlic, chia, salt, sage, and rosemary. Pulse a few times until everything is broken up and mixed.
    2. Place mixture in a large bowl and add quinoa, red onion, quinoa flour, and gluten-free panko. Mix until smooth.
    3. Freeze mixture for 30 minutes (to help the patties firm up and stay together while cooking).
    4. Heat coconut oil in a large pan and form a large handful of the mixture into circular round patties. Lightly dredge in additional panko breadcrumbs and pan-fry on both sides for a few minutes until browned. Repeat with remaining veggie burger mix.
    5. Serve over salad or on gluten-free bread with tomatoes, alfalfa sprouts, and hummus.

    From Country Living

  2. Shrimp Burger


    Here’s a fun classic, but with fewer calories and guilt than you might expect with a delicious shrimp burger.

    • Coconut oil
    • 5 oz raw shrimp (peeled, deveined)
    • fresh parsley
    • cumin, garlic, pepper (choice of other seasonings)
    • red onions
    • bell peppers
    • whole wheat bread
    • lettuce
    • tomato
    • goat cheese or mozzarella


    1. Place peeled shrimp with seasonings and parsley into a food processor.
    2. Pulse blend the mixture but do NOT blend. It should be chunky and sticky. Remove from food processor.
    3. Add in diced onions and bell peppers (if desired).
    4. Lightly spray a skillet with either coconut oil spray or use about 1-2 tsp of coconut oil to cook the patty until it is brown on both sides.
    5. Assemble the burger with your choice of veggies.  Add cheese if desired.

    Nutritional info

    Calories: 350
    Protein: 37g
    Fat: 6g
    Carbohydrates: 30g

    From Fit Men Cook

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Doddridge Plaza
3765 S. Alameda, Ste 102
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
(361) 857-5087