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black bean and quinoa burgers

Black Bean and Quinoa Burgers

black bean and quinoa burgers

Black Bean and Quinoa Burgers are a great meal for Vegetarians, those looking to cut calories and keep up the variety, and for runners looking to get a burger fix on a shorter run day!


  • 3 cups cooked Quinoa
  • 1 can Black Beans
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp sriracha if you like spice
  • avocado
  • Low Fat Pepper Jack Cheese
  • Coconut Oil


  • Combine all Quinoa, black beans, egg, mustard, garlic, cumin, and sriracha in a mixing bowl.
  • Pat into patties.  Should make 4-6.
  • Cook patties 90 seconds per side in a skillet pan on high coated in coconut oil.
  • Transfer into over and cook at 400 degrees for 10 min
  • Flip over and add pepperjack cheese return to over for 5 min or until cheese melts.
  • Mash avocado with 1/2 tsp salt and lime juice or cut into slices to put on top of burgers

1 Serving has 444 calories, 24.6g fat, 55g carbs, 14g fiber, and 14g Protein.  For those not counting calories feel free to add a bun.  1/2 an avocado adds 161 calories, but remember it also packs some awesome vitamins and is a great source of polyunsaturated fats, one of the good fats that helps fight high cholesterol!

Quinoa Salad

When you live in a hotel, it is hard to find real foods that you can cook and eat!  One of my favorites is Quinoa.  It has more protein than most rice and noodles, but is still easy to make with just an electric kettle!  Plus, if you cook it on Sunday you can store it in the fridge for easy salad making throughout the week!image


When I’m really lazy I go for just Greens, Quinoa, Chopped Turkey Breast, and some Trader Joe’s Green Curry to add flavor.


When I have more time I can chop peppers and cucumbers, and add garbanzo beans to the above mix to make a tasty salad!  Super easy and great for nutritional value!


This salad is 450 calories, 41g Protein, 39g Carbs, 10g Fat, and 11g of fiber.  A good filling meal within your ratios and easy to make!


One more option would be to mix Trader Joe’s Madras Lentil (again another food that cooks well in the electric kettle.  Just put the pouch in the boiling water), with your premade quinoa, some canned salmon, garbanzo beans, peppers, and spinach for another Quinoa Salad variation.

This meal has 450 calories 1og Fat, 58g Carbs, 32g Protein, and 15g of fiber!


1 staple food with 3 easy options!  Good for hotel living or easy lunches during your work week! 🙂