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Nutrition Matters

by Jennie Orr

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Nutrition Matters: Helping you meet your nutrition goals in the kitchen, in the gym, and on the run.
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Step up your grill game

Jennie's Favourite Black Bean Burgers

1 can of low-salt black beans, rinsed then mashed
1 egg, whisked
1 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 green bell pepper minced
1/2 onion minced
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 cup mashed sweet potato
2 carrots , peeled, chopped, diced and minced

1) Combine all ingredients into hamburger-like patties.
2) Grill for 5-10 minutes on each side.
3) Enjoy!
After a long cold spring, summer is finally here. Soaring temperatures the past few days mean more and more people are firing up the grill. Barbecued hotdogs, hamburgers, and sausages become a new food group for the summer.
What if I told you there was a less processed, just as tasty alternative to barbecued hamburger, sausages and hotdogs ? Would you believe me?
It’s time to try something new. Move over, processed foods, and welcome to the spotlight for your grilling pleasure the nutritious and equally delicious bean burger.
Yes, you heard me right. Bean burgers. Hotdog and hamburger lovers, do not be alarmed. I promise, you will love this burger just as much, if not more.
If you are looking for an alternative to hotdogs and hamburgers, why not try my bean burgers? These burgers are full of protein, fiber, are lower in saturated fat, and they don't require near as much cooking.