I have been trying to eat a little healthier, and as I stated in this post, I have been indulging a bit too often. Cooking from scratch is so much healthier as you know what is in your food, without having to read a long list of ingredients. That said, however, reality of life with four kids and a husband, makes it hard to not use some convenience foods, and if I can make my own convenience foods, all the better!
Some of my standby make-aheads are granola, make ahead a bit pot of grain like rice or quinoa, salad accompaniments chopped and ready, and veggie burgers. Veggie burgers are a to-go food that I can make into a sandwich, have on top of rice or a salad to round out the protein quotient. I always have beans and breadcrumbs or a leftover grain on hand, and if I have sweet potato, I make a version that incorporates this super food.
Here are three links to recipes that I’ve tried:
All of the versions can be pretty “wet” upon mixing, so I have a technique that seems to work for me.
*I refrigerate the mixture for atleast half an hour.
*I use an ice-cream scoop dipped in water to form small, uniform patties.
*I let it cook on the bottom, until a crust forms, then I “flip & squish.”
Very precise. Be careful. You could be awesome.
I use my stovetop griddle to do this in mass, and then I freeze them all, once cool. When I want one, I just microwave for 30 minutes. This is the easiest homemade “fast food!” Way healthier than the soy burgers on the mass market too.