Quick Dinners

We all know the feeling. It’s 5pm, and we just start thinking about dinner. Kids are hungry. Husband is hungry. Not to mention mom is hungry too. I am not much of a meal planner. I used to always plan meals out for the week, but now I fly by the seat of my pants. I make sure to always keep a bunch of fresh produce around and some bulk staples. I usually am able to make a pretty decent dinner from what I have on hand. I’m sure when life slows down a bit, I’ll go back to planning out dinners and doing things a bit more gourmet or that require more prep. But right now, I’m going for meals I can make from scratch that are healthy, quick, and easy.

A few months ago, I wrote a post about my favorite “go to” meal. You can read about it here. We have it at least once a week, and it is so easy to make!

My #2 Go To Meal

I do have another meal that we also eat very often at my house. I make a huge batch of it at once and freeze most of it. What is my #2 favorite meal? Amazing veggie burgers! Seriously, these are fabulous! Again (like the quinoa dish), I serve these to guests who come over and normally are meat lovers, and they LOVE these veggie burgers. I get texts and emails all the time from friends asking for this recipe. They take a bit of time to make, but I triple the batch and freeze most of them. If I triple it, I can make around 30 burgers.

I didn’t make up the recipe. It’s from the Oh She Glows blog. She spent so much time and energy perfecting this recipe. Let’s just say she is spot on! She really nailed it. These burgers are truly amazing. You can get the recipe for my FAVORITE VEGGIE BURGERS here.

Helpful Hints

1 | Like I said before, I suggest double or tripling the recipe. It is a bit time consuming to make so by making extra, you can freeze a bunch and use it for later.

2 | We prefer ours cooked in a skillet with oil. We’ve done the oven and grill, but they end up being a bit dry that way. If you freeze them, you can put them straight in the skillet without thawing them. They thaw as they cook and always turn out amazing.

3 | I use navy or northern beans instead of black. I like the taste better, and navy beans are high in calcium.

4 | Add all sorts of toppings. My favorite is pesto, goat cheese, and a tomato slice. Yum yum!

5 | If you freeze them, lay out the patties on a cookie sheet. Freeze them. Remove from freezer and put patties in a bag or storage container. Return to freezer. Simple as that!

I hope you enjoy these veggies burgers as much as I do. They are a great thing to have in the freezer for those days you forget to think about what you are making for dinner until just a few minutes before dinner time! We all have those days…

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