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If you’re coming over from iVillage, welcome to my personal blog!  :)  If you’re looking for Operation Beautiful, check it out here.

 

I got my day started with a wonderful bowl of banana oatmeal, flax, and blackberries!

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For lunch, the quest to find fun ways to eat veggie burgers continues!  In case you’re wondering, these are the "Dr. P" burgers I’ve been referring to all week:

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Hey — it’s a miracle.  I can pronounce everything on the ingredient list!

 

I defrosted a patty and then broke it into four pieces, made balls, and rolled the balls in flax.

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Happy Birthday, HTP!  šŸ™‚

 

Plus, a side salad:

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And corn on the cob:

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All together now:

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Fun Links:

 

  • VeggieGirl sent me 101 Tips for Runners – check it out!  My favorite tip is: "During the hard training phase, never be afraid to take a day off. If your legs are feeling unduly stiff and sore, rest. If you’re at all sluggish, rest. Whenever you’re in doubt, rest." –Bruce Fordyce, nine-time Comrades Marathon champion from South Africa

 

 

  • Never Say Diet and iVillage are running a great story about Operation Beautiful.  I feel like this reporter really nailed the point of Operation Beautiful — check it out here!

 

Have a great afternoon! Back to work I go!

 

Oh, James says "Heyyyyyyyy!" 

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Crotch Shot:  You’re doing it right.

{ 34 comments }

 

  • Catatonic Eyes July 30, 2009, 10:13 am

    Those veggie burgers look good! Actually your whole meal is making me hungry!!

  • Rebeca @All Vegged Out July 30, 2009, 10:20 am

    What a good idea! I like!

    omg James lol

  • Eve July 30, 2009, 10:21 am

    I love the taste of Dr. Praeger's veggie burgers, I just wish they had some more protein!

  • hopskipleap July 30, 2009, 10:22 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY HTP! Yay! P.S I loved the rhyming in the last post… you could write me a rap ANYTIME!

    Way to get creative with those veggie burgers… I think I may try the ball idea!

  • Sara July 30, 2009, 10:24 am

    Such a cute picture of your doggie!

  • roseyrebecca July 30, 2009, 10:26 am

    OO Veggie Meatballs!! Yum!

  • Anonymous July 30, 2009, 10:27 am

    I used to purchase those burgers last year ALL the time! I loved 'em because they tasted so fresh and were so much better than processed soy burgers. Unfortunately I can't find them at my local Costco anymore! NO!

  • Whitney@whitsgettingfit July 30, 2009, 10:30 am

    Oh that oatmeal. So yummy looking. I must have oatmeal tomorrow. MUST.

  • Amy July 30, 2009, 10:32 am

    I just got that runner's list in my email! Sounds like I should read it. I give myself serious guilt trips if I miss a day of running, but I'm learning that if my body says no, my mind needs to listen!

  • leslie July 30, 2009, 10:34 am

    i feel like putting a birthday candle in a veggie burger sums up the health blogging world in one photo. such a good idea though – i think i have one of those burgers in my freezer. i'll have to try this!

    that article is great – you're right, it really captures the ob spirit. i like how they described it as "part post secret, part pay it forward." i'm so happy it continues to be so successful!

  • allijag July 30, 2009, 10:45 am

    LOL – oh James – you are so modest!

    my friend just sent me that 101 runners link today – i love reading those every time.

    happy birthday htp šŸ™‚

  • Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) July 30, 2009, 10:50 am

    Love those Dr. P's veggie burgers! They're so delicious and much more "normal" then some of the others on the shelves. šŸ˜€

    Happy B-Day HTP!!! šŸ˜€

  • Allyson July 30, 2009, 10:52 am

    MAN that dog is cute!

  • lookingforserenity July 30, 2009, 10:59 am

    don't you just love when you can read/understand all of the ingredients? I know I do šŸ™‚

  • Mandy July 30, 2009, 11:03 am

    LOL Love the pic of James! Too funny!!!

    Yummo lunch!

  • Peanut Butter Swirl July 30, 2009, 11:06 am

    hey girlie I am just catching up on your posts –
    you looked gorgeous without any makeup and you said it best – make up shouldn't define us as women!

    Your so creative with those Dr. Praegers veggie burgers!!

  • MarathonVal July 30, 2009, 11:12 am

    Glad you are having a good blogiversary šŸ˜‰ Love the experimentation with the veggie burgers – I did that last night too by making veggie burger meatballs for my hubby! They are very versatile!

  • Runeatrepeat July 30, 2009, 11:22 am

    I totally agree that we shouldn't be afraid to take a day off…I used to get so disappointed in myself, but it's part of the training šŸ™‚

  • seesaraheat July 30, 2009, 11:36 am

    That doggie is so funny!

    Happy Blogiversary!

    I need to try Dr. P's burgers, I'm so over Boca and Morningstar with their gnarly ingredients. I definitely love Sunshine burgers!

  • Tina July 30, 2009, 11:47 am

    LOL!!! I can't wait to have a dog!

  • Ada July 30, 2009, 11:50 am

    Happy blogiversary!!!! Those P burgers rock, by the way;)

  • Lovely Lacey July 30, 2009, 12:01 pm

    Those burgers sound good. I find so many veggie burger that actually contain very little veggies in them. Yours seems to be pretty loaded with veg.

  • Deva July 30, 2009, 12:04 pm

    That is a yummy looking lunch šŸ™‚

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) July 30, 2009, 1:25 pm

    Oh my gosh, I am obsessed with those Dr. P veg burgers! I don't have too much of a problem with them falling apart however.. I usually broil them, perhaps that's why?

  • Julie July 30, 2009, 3:47 pm

    such a creative way to eat veggie burgers! I just bought some .. i might have to try that!

    http://strivingforbalance.wordpress.com/

  • She-Fit July 30, 2009, 4:29 pm

    You need to teach James some manners šŸ™‚
    Love the veggie burger balls.

  • platipus329 July 30, 2009, 5:00 pm

    What a creative use for those burgers! We bought them once, and I was so not a fan for the reasons you mentioned, but my dad actually liked them and didn't mind the falling-apart, so I was happy to get rid of them,

  • Gab* July 30, 2009, 5:24 pm

    Your veggie patties are kind of like veggie falafels, yum!

  • Lauren July 30, 2009, 5:29 pm

    I love love love these veggies burgers. Out of all of the numerous ones I've tried, Dr. Pregers are my favorite!!

    Hmm, mine don't seem to fall apart too terribly bad. I use to Foreman and they ususally grill just fine.

    Try cooking them from the frozen state. It may work out better for you. But I love your ideas of using these burgers in other fun ways!

  • Erica July 30, 2009, 6:26 pm

    hahah James rocks. And is certainly not shy šŸ˜‰ Love the idea of rolling the burger bits in flax! And way to celebrate the bday with a candle šŸ™‚

  • heyitstay July 30, 2009, 8:19 pm

    Great idea with those ooey, gooey, messy falling apart (but delicious!) veggie burgers!

  • Andee (Runtolive) July 30, 2009, 8:23 pm

    I love that idea of making those veggie burger into little balls! I'm thinking it might be good rolled in some Panko breadcrumbs and lightly pan-fried. Yum!

  • Sarah W. July 31, 2009, 3:45 am

    hungry girl books have TONS of recipes for using veggie burgers! they are great scrambled with eggs…
    and in a wrap w/ tons of veggies and laughing cow cheese – just a few ideas off the top of my head!

  • Lauren July 31, 2009, 10:23 am

    These are my favorite veggie burgers! I love that they actually taste like vegetables… they are not veggie burgers posing as meat burgers.

    I'm enjoying your creativity with using them – I love the candle in the "veggie burger ball" :).

    HYSTERICAL pic of the pup!!

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