In Lieu Of A Bun

August 9, 2012

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Burgers don’t need buns. Bread works, as does a bed of lettuce, a salad base, a tortilla, or a fork and knife.

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Lunch today featured a No Bull Burger sandwiched between two slices of Cville Crunch with some cheddar cheese, lettuce, and condiments. Much easier to eat than a fat slider roll! Still required 2 napkins though : )

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I served the burger with a few corn chips and a peach. Favorite lunch sides this week!

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And a rainbow of my favorite colors to serve.

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How is it Thursday already!? Feels like Tuesday!

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1 Krissy @ Shiawase Life August 9, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Definitely feels like a Thursday to me! ;) Thank goodness! ALMOST Friday!! :D

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2 Julianna @ Julianna Bananna August 9, 2012 at 12:22 pm

that burger looks delicious!!

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3 emily August 9, 2012 at 12:26 pm

I actually hate burgers on buns. I like buns by themselves but with a burger they’re too bready; I almost always eat my burger with a knife and fork!

You so make me want to try a No Bull Burger. Just the 583,343,959th reason I need to make another visit to Cville!

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4 Michaela August 9, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Totally with you on this- I do not understand how people want buns with their burgers!

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5 Alison August 9, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Whoa, it is Thursday, isn’t it?! :) That looks like such a tasty lunch.

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6 Erin Motz August 9, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Maybe it’s just me but I feel like the peaches have been incredible this year! Every batch I’ve bought has been absolutely delicious and perfectly juicy and ripe. Southern living is pretty sweet in the summertime ;)

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7 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 9, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Today is my Friday because I’m off work tomorrow, yippeeee! I always eat my burgers on bread too. I have small mouth relative to the average person and can never get my mouth around a bun without getting burger fillings and crumbs all over my face!

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8 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio August 9, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Oh man, your lunch looks awesome!! YUMMY!

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9 Kavi August 9, 2012 at 1:05 pm

I took a page from your book and ate plums with my sandwich today. The stone fruits have been great this summer!

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10 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope August 9, 2012 at 1:06 pm

This week sure did fly by quickly! I’m happy about that though cause I’m getting married next Friday. :)

Your sandwich sure looks yummy! I agree. Burgers don’t need buns.

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11 Cait's Plate August 9, 2012 at 1:07 pm

I know – this week flew by!! I feel like it was just Monday!

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12 Rachel August 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Thank God it’s Thursday! haha this week has been dragging for me.

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13 Laura @ She Eats Well August 9, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Your lunch looks delicious! And so balanced out!

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14 Katie@Real Food Katie's Way August 9, 2012 at 1:40 pm

I can’t believe it is Thursday either!! I am in the middle of an intense love affair with peaches and the one on your plate looks incredible!

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15 Michelle (Peachy Palate) August 9, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Bread or a bun..I do like a burger with something to sandwich it in!

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16 Averie @ Averie Cooks August 9, 2012 at 1:50 pm

The fruit looks perfect – and so does the bunless burger. Fast week for me too!

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17 Annette @FitnessPerks August 9, 2012 at 1:59 pm

I’m A-OKAY with it being Thur ;)

Yumm. I love a delicious turkey burger!

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18 Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut August 9, 2012 at 2:05 pm

I would never use a bun if I had the yummy homemade bread available that you do!

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19 mary @ minutespermile August 9, 2012 at 2:09 pm

picked up my first no bulls this week! haven’t tried them yet…will keep you posted! since i don’t have the luxury of my own bakery (!!) i’m putting them on sandwich thins. :)

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20 Jenica August 9, 2012 at 2:37 pm

You’re lucky it feels like a Tuesday! Every day feels like it should be Friday to me…

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21 Melissa @ HerGreenLife August 9, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Half an English muffin (for an open-faced sandwich) is my favorite veggie burger substrate, but I also enjoy burgers on our homemade bread.

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22 Elisabeth August 9, 2012 at 2:52 pm

If I make turkey burgers (turkey pizza burgers with ground 93% turkey, tomato sauce & italian seasoning) I don’t like a bun. However, if it’s a veggie burger or a beef burger I have to have a bun ;)

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23 Kelly August 9, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Your lunch looks amazing!!! What kind of bread is that?

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24 KathEats August 9, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Cville Crunch from Great Harvest

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25 j3nn August 9, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Agreed. I’ll make a sandwich out of just about anything!

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26 Kristi August 9, 2012 at 3:14 pm

I usually eat bean burgers bunless with guacamole and salsa or on a salad like today. But nothing beats my MIL’s beef burgers with cheese and ketchup on a bun!

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27 Ali @ Peaches and Football August 9, 2012 at 4:22 pm

It had better not be Tuesday over here – I’m counting down the SECONDS until a break from this week of work. Craaaaazy!

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28 Karen A. August 9, 2012 at 4:36 pm

I’ve been known to replace a bun with toast a few times, still tastes just as great :)

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29 Madison August 9, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Yum! When I lived in Raleigh, I loved the Great Harvest there and miss it so much. The Dakota bread–yum–good with everything! BTW: those peaches look beautiful and so juicy. Makes me crave one!

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30 Jeanette August 9, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Kath, could you give me an idea for some high-protein lower-carb granola? I looked through your recipage and really like the maple pecan recipe (I pinned it!) and wondered if that one would fit the bill? Is there anything I could add or take away to make it more high -protein /lower -carb? Thanks :)

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31 KathEats August 9, 2012 at 8:03 pm

I wouldn’t consider granola a high protein food unless you’re going to have additives like protein powders (which I don’t think are the purest of foods) – maybe just pair it with yogurt!? Or you could reduce the proportion of oats and add more nuts/chia seeds/seeds and things.

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32 Jeanette August 9, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Lol, I know I’m asking how to make granola onto the complete opposite of what it is :) Thank you for your help, I think I’ll take your recipe and see what I can come up with.

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33 KathEats August 9, 2012 at 8:42 pm

:) I’d just change the ratios and add more nuts/seeds

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34 Tamzin August 9, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Hi there is that a metal straw? Where did you get it from and can it go in a dishwasher?

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35 KathEats August 9, 2012 at 8:01 pm

It’s from Amazon (I just searched for metal straws) and yes, dishwasher safe!

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36 Dennis Blair @ Fort Collins Personal Trainer August 9, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Great! Very appetizing I would love to try it this weekend the peaches look awesome adding some beautiful colour like icing on the cake.Hope that it would be healthy as well.Thanks.

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37 Kristen @ The Balanced Bowl August 9, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Post after post I see your No Bull Burger’s and I am getting so jealous! They really look delicious and of course your photos always make me hungry. :) I hope the company stretches just a little further into Pennsylvania! Thanks for making healthy food look so great.

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38 Megan @ Megan's Munchies August 9, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Agreed! Hot dogs don’t need buns either! I wrap them in tortillas all the time :)

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39 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl August 9, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Looks mighty delicious!

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40 kim@hungryhealthygirl August 9, 2012 at 7:17 pm

I didn’t get my daily peach today….all out. Your pictures are making me very jealous! ;)

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41 Jessica @ New Girl, New City August 9, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Psh… burger buns are overrated. And corn chips and a peach sound amazing! A little sweet, a little salty…

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42 Mary August 9, 2012 at 7:31 pm

It feels like Tuesday to me too! I haven’t even been that busy at work this week, I have no idea how it went so fast.

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43 Heather August 9, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Just ordered some No Bull Burgers. The girl at their office who took my order could not have been nicer.
Can not wait for them to make their journey to Florida and eat one next week!
thanks Kath!

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44 KathEats August 9, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Oh great!! They are all awesome there : )

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45 Christina@ The Beautiful Balance August 9, 2012 at 8:21 pm

I MUST try no bull burgers! Of course, the bread looks amazing.

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46 Deb August 9, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Can you please explain your homemade pink lemonade? I’ve looked through older posts and was just curious as to how you make it. I’m trying to get in more water and would love ideas!

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47 KathEats August 9, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Yep, it’s just store-bought lemonade (Santa Cruz Raspberry Organic) mixed with water – about 1-2 oz lemonade and the rest all water

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48 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See August 10, 2012 at 11:10 am

I actually prefer my burgers on bread or a salad! Buns are overrated ;)

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49 Angel7 August 10, 2012 at 12:52 pm

We are on a nectarine kick right now. We picked some up at the vegetable & fruit stand, & the nectarines are outstanding!!!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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50 Brittany Langmeyer August 10, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Kath, you are an inspiration to all of us healthy eaters! This looks delicious. And you’re right… who says bread is a requirement for a burger?! :)

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