Lunch Break

September 11, 2009

Ha! I was so busy working on this Professional Development Portfolio (a simulation for one of my classes of the portfolios that read R.D.s have to complete to maintain their credentials) that I thought I had already posted lunch!

I broke at 2PM for a bite to eat. Despite my heavy run, I haven’t been too hungry. But I did have that huge breakfast at 10!

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I made a bean burger with some of the leftover beans we have.

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Mashed about 1/3 cup beans with 1 tbsp WW flour, 1 tsp olive oil, a splash of Worcestershire and a sprinkle of Emeril’s seasoning.

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Form into patty and plop on skillet with cooking spray.

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It wasn’t my best, but it was good with ketchup, mustard, tomato + spinach

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Chips on the side

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2 small plum(b)s

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Munch. Crunch. Lunch.

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Meeting Larbs for dinner at 7. Before that I’m going to the running shoe store. I called about my foot numbness and apparently that is NOT normal and shouldn’t just be acclimatization. I feel bad since I’ve ran in them for a week, but she said they would re-fit me.

Back 2 work!

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1 kay (eating machine) September 11, 2009 at 3:26 pm

mm i love bean burgers-i had one for dinner last night!


2 Jenna September 11, 2009 at 3:26 pm

i really wanna try making my own bean burger sometime!


3 Meredith (Pursuing Balance) September 11, 2009 at 3:39 pm

I love homemade bean burgers! So much better than frozen!


4 Shannon (The Daily Balance) September 11, 2009 at 3:41 pm

bean burger looks awesome! I’ll have to make one of those soon! Love the bun, too – looks extra doughy 😉


5 brandi September 11, 2009 at 3:46 pm

i love homemade bean burgers – hope the shoe fitting goes well!

those sweet potato chips are the best!


6 Mellissa September 11, 2009 at 3:48 pm

I am glad that the store is wiling to re-fit you, that is the sign of great customer service!


7 Sheri September 11, 2009 at 3:49 pm

Oooo…numbness of your toes while running..yup not good! Don’t feel need to be comfortable while running. I had that happen to me too with a pair of runners and they took them back and re-fitted me with a new pair and it corrected the problem.

You bean burger looks good too!


8 lynn (The Actors Diet) September 11, 2009 at 3:50 pm

i’m very impressed you took the time to make a burger.


9 AnnQ September 11, 2009 at 4:04 pm

Those Plums look FAB ! :-)


10 Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries September 11, 2009 at 4:04 pm

Did you use white beans or garbanzos? I can’t tell which lead to a better burger consistency…

Have a great weekend!



11 Tay September 11, 2009 at 4:12 pm

That shows that it’s a really great and customer oriented shoe store if they’re willing to re-fit you and allow you to exchange your shoes. I love running stores like that!


12 Shannon, The Healthy Beach Bum September 11, 2009 at 4:14 pm

love that: “much crunch lunch” haha too cute. What a yummy burger! Thanks for the recipe. Will have to experiment with it for sure :)


13 Courtney September 11, 2009 at 4:16 pm

Awesome customer service! And good for you for calling. I’ve put up with bad products before…I won’t do again. Guess I’m a “grown up” now!

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14 K September 11, 2009 at 4:24 pm

I think that burger looks pretty good! However, ketchup makes anything taste better! Good bread doesn’t hurt either 😉

Glad you’re getting re-fitted! Numbness isn’t a good thing!


15 Angie September 11, 2009 at 4:48 pm

Beautiful lunch!! Love the sweet potato chips!!

Good luck with the new shoes!


16 Morgan (lifeafterbagels) September 11, 2009 at 4:55 pm

I always feel super bad taking things back. I shouldn’t since I work in retail and I know how horribly people abuse return policies. They ARE set up for honestly people like you and me who genuinely aren’t happy with their purchases. I feel like I’m having a Dr Phil moment on your comment board right now. In conclusion – you deserve the right shoe, you paid for it!


17 Lauren September 11, 2009 at 5:09 pm

I love that you just “throw” together a random bean burger for lunch. Talk about fresh fast food! You prove to the world that healthy, fast cooking is totally obtainable.

Good luck with the numb feet!


18 Sharon September 11, 2009 at 6:25 pm

Hey Kath (or anyone else reading this who knows…), What’s WW flour? Thanks!


19 angieinatlanta September 11, 2009 at 6:45 pm

Great idea to make a quick, homemade bean burger! It shows that a “thrown together” lunch can still be healthy and delicious!


20 Emily, homecookedem September 11, 2009 at 6:47 pm

I love those sweet potato chips!!

Sharon, WW stands for whole wheat flour.


21 Cynthia (It All Changes) September 11, 2009 at 6:50 pm

That’s why I love running stores. They stand by their products and by their work. :-)


22 katey September 11, 2009 at 6:52 pm

Looks like a good lunch!


23 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope September 11, 2009 at 7:01 pm

Glad you were able to fit in such a delicious lunch. I LOVE homemade bean burgers… I have yet to make a combinatin I didn’t like, and they’re just so fun to play around with!


24 Jenn (www. ) September 11, 2009 at 7:11 pm

I love bean burgers!



25 Matt September 11, 2009 at 7:59 pm

Last time I had a bean burger, it wasn’t pretty…


26 Suzanne September 11, 2009 at 8:30 pm

I have a question about pasta:
From a nutritionist’s point of view, which would you say is the better pasta to eat: brown rice pasta (like Tinkyada) or whole grain/whole wheat pasta (like Barilla Plus)?

I’ve had both and I really enjoy both. I just wanted to see if one had more nutritional value than the other.



27 Kath September 11, 2009 at 8:59 pm

It was mixed beans. But I think black, white + kidney make the best burgers. Garbanzos are too dry.

Whole wheat

I would say the whole wheat, but I’d have to see the ingredient lists to really make a judgement. If they are both 100% whole grain, then they are equal.



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