The number one issue my clients face, is trying to get enough vegetables in their diet. This seems to be due mostly to the fact that we feel too busy and overwhelmed to cook homemade meals. People often turn to fast food or take out, and when they do cook at home, they turn to processed and packaged foods.
I try to occasionally post recipes here to inspire you to eat more real food…especially veggies.
This meal was inspired by a facebook post I saw recently, about substituting a Portobello mushroom for your next burger. It occurred to me that this is the perfect starting place for a quick, very veggie meal…exactly what I need on my meal plan and I think you’ll enjoy it too!
Heat the oven to 400 degrees while you lube up your mushrooms and some bell pepper with olive oil and a little salt & pepper. You could grill them as well, but baking allows you to fix the rest of the meal while they are baking.
Let them bake about 30 minutes, until tender. While they are baking, chop some red onion, slice a tomato, wash some lettuce leaves and prepare your rolls. I used whole wheat rolls.
I also took this time to chop up some cauliflower florets, and steam with a little water flavored with curry powder. The microwave is perfect for this.
I also peeled and sliced some cucumber and tossed with soy sauce, a splash of sesame oil and a splash of rice vinegar.
Assemble the burger with a little mayo or hot sauce and enjoy!
This meal is packed with veggies and oh, so tasty!!!!
Give it a try! Your body and your taste buds will thank you!
Tracy Martorana is a Nutrition & Wellness Consultant, Meditation Instructor and Herbalist...hoping to inspire you to live your life from a place of Holistic Wellness.