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!

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2 Jenna September 11, 2009 at 3:26 pm

i really wanna try making my own bean burger sometime!

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

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

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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 ;)

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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!

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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!

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7 Sheri September 11, 2009 at 3:49 pm

Oooo…numbness of your toes while running..yup not good! Don’t feel bad..you 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!

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

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

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9 AnnQ September 11, 2009 at 4:04 pm

Those Plums look FAB ! :-)

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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!

Sarah

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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!

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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 :)

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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!

Courtney
Adventures in Tri-ing

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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!

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15 Angie September 11, 2009 at 4:48 pm

Beautiful lunch!! Love the sweet potato chips!!

Good luck with the new shoes!

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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!

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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!

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18 Sharon September 11, 2009 at 6:25 pm

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

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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!

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

I love those sweet potato chips!!

Sharon, WW stands for whole wheat flour.

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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. :-)

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22 katey September 11, 2009 at 6:52 pm

Looks like a good lunch!

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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!

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24 Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) September 11, 2009 at 7:11 pm

I love bean burgers!

Jenn

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25 Matt September 11, 2009 at 7:59 pm

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

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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.

Thanks!

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27 Kath September 11, 2009 at 8:59 pm

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

Sharon,
Whole wheat

Suzanne,
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.

Kath

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