Spinning was FUN, Lunch was FUN, work was......stressful, but let's look past that!

I woke up a little late this morning and kept breakfast light because I knew an early lunch was in store, seeing as I had to be at work by 11:30.
PUFFINS + Multigrain Cherrios = AWESOME COMBO! :D Then came lunch!! YAY! Remember this post?! Well, my little surprise turned out BETTER than expected. I decided to purchase a bag of lentils while I was at WalMart the other day. I got to thinking....less than $1 for this whole bag? Why have I been being lazy and buying much less in cans for so long? Well that's over. Anyways, I wasn't sure what to do with them, but I bought them and decided to have some fun! And FUN it was! Afterwards, I was heading towards the frozen foods and passed by veggie burgers..... ***LiGhTBuLb***
N 'n D Veggie Burger
no preservatives, all natural, customizable ;)
And it was SOOOOO easy...here's the components:
  • 1/3cup Black Beans
  • 1/2 cup cooked lentils
  • ~1/3c chopped onion (or really any veggies!)
  • 1/4c Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2T Chia Seeds
  • Seasonings of your choice (I used Garlic Powder (I was out of the real stuff) and Mrs. Dash Table Blend)

MASH the first two ingredients

Mix in the remaining ingredients

Divide into 4 Burgers. (could it be any easier?!) I froze the other 3, wrapped in foil.

Oh ya....I cooked them on Medium heat in a frying pan sprayed with PAM for 10 minutes, flipping half way through.

Paired with Laughing Cow & Juicy Tomatoes.....and a Gala Apple on the side!
HOW could you resist trying this?
No really, HOW?!

After a long day at work, I rushed home and fixed some Tuna Salad Lettuce Boats. I mixed one can of tuna with Honey Mustard, split it between four romaine leaves and topped it off with chopped carrots. It was delicious, but I only ate 2 of the 4 because I knew that I needed some carbs to make it through my INTENSE spinning class that was full speed ahead!
So I toasted a Kashi Heart to Heart Waffle and topped it off with some all natural Crunchy PB!But before driving to the gym, I discovered this little guy! The lovely people at POM Wonderful asked if I would like to try their product and I enthusiastically said YES! I have not tried it yet, but I've got a full review ahead! :D
I can't wait to try it out!!

After a great Spin Class and a refreshing shower, I made a little snack.....
  • 4 small strawberries, sliced {all that was left! :( }
  • A Small Banana, sliced
  • The rest of my Vanilla FF Yogurt (about 1/4 cup)

I only ended up eating ~1/3 of that GNU bar! I absolutely LOVED the texture, but orange in any other form than the fruit doesn't exactly agree with my tastebuds. I can't wait to try the chocolate one though! I gave the remainder of the bar to my mom, who thought it was very good!

Thanks again to Danica, who sent them to me!


I made up for the lack of carb-age by ending the night with a 100 Calorie Popcorn and....a Cone of Fat Free FroYo (I am an addict!..Then again, I did stop at two small cones, so that shows some retraint! haha).


It's time to win yourself some chocolate....with benefits! :)

Then Hop on over to Gluten Free Gidget for some more Giveaway Goodness!


  1. Wow those veggie burgers look so good! Thanks for the recipe :D The lettuce boats are a great idea, too! Glad spinning went well, too. Sorry work was stressful. I hope it gets better for you!

  2. Oh wow - I HAVE to try those veggie burgers. I have never been very creative with beans.

  3. hope your enjoy the POMS.. its especially good mixed with some seltzer water =)

  4. What creative burgers! They look delicious and so amazing. I've got to try those, maybe with some grated carrot and/or zucchini.

    Can't wait to hear your review. I've seen POM's on more and more blogs lately, but I'm still on the fence as to whether I want to try them or not, seeing as I'm not a huge juice drinker.

    Much love,

  5. Mmmm pom is so good! I can't wait to hear all about how you like it!

  6. Your burgers look great - they are so nicely formed, mine are usually pretty messy!

  7. Thanks for the burger recipe. Before blogging I thought the only burgers you could make were with meat. How wrong I was :)))

  8. Nice veggie burgers! I just made my own too. They taste so much better without all that preservative, crud!
    Thanks for the link!

  9. That burger does look amazing, especially with the laughing cow cheese! I do the same thing as you as far as buying canned and being "too lazy" to buy the dried beans, even thought they are cheaper. Sometimes convenience just wins, but I think the dried beans work better for most recipes (after they've been cooked of course).

    Enjoy the POM drink! I don't know if I'm such a fan. I've had my POM in the refrigerator for about 3 weeks now and it's only half empty...maybe I got the wrong flavor.

  10. Lentils are SOOOO good! And good for you. And cheap! How can ya go wrong?

    That waffle and PB it total food porn. Children, shield your eyes.

  11. sorry that work was stressful- hope you have a fun weekend planned!

    The burgers sound great- I didn't even know you could get canned lentils. I always use dried...so cheap and easy :)

  12. Your veggie burger looks fantastic!! Nice and hearty :)

    Woohoo for POM!! If you mix it with carbonated water it turns into POM soda!

  13. can't wait too see how you like POM!

    I tried PB in my yogurt today .. AMAZING! haha I gave you a shout out :-)


  14. I got some POM too! Enjoy, they're delish :)

  15. yum yum yum look at those eats girl! I am thinking everything looked amazing and WAY TO GO on making that burger! What a little chef you are! :) Glad spinning went well today too! And yay for Gnu bars...love them!

  16. oh man, im out of pom, but now im craving them -they were so good!

    that veggie burger looks FABBY!!! i think ill have to give it a shot :)

    oh and im not sure if you are/were having issues with my website, because some peeps were, but you may have to update your google reader subscription (if you use it?) to http://www.hungryhungryhippie.com/feed - my website address is the same, so if you dont use reader, dont worry about it. i just dont wanna lose you!!

  17. Great burger recipe, what a creative cook you are. I will have to try that out for myself.

  18. Yum your veggie burger looks fantastic!! :) I hope you enjoy your pom juice! its so gooooodd!! :)

  19. yay i love love love your burger. It looks like those expensive restaurant veggie patties that aren't even all that healthy for ya, but taste AMAZING. Good for you for buying lentils raw!! I'm just tooo lazy to buy them NOT in a can, but it is seriously a money saver. :)

    I like puffins with honey nut cherrios cuz the multi-grains get soggy reaaally fast and i end up devouring a bowl of cereal in about...2 minutes. hahah

  20. Those burgers look fantastic! I want one :D

    Hooray for spinning! Love your snack. Strawberry banana=amazing combo.
    <3 jess

  21. Lucky girl, I hope you love the POM! <3

  22. Yeah - glad you got your GNU bars and enjoyed them. Sorry I missed commenting on this sooner - been swamped!


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