As we bid farewell to the heat of summer and gear up for Labor Day, seize the opportunity to revel in the season's final moments with a sensational, plant-based burger creation. Our Carrot Pecan Burgers (veggie burgers) are the epitome of a health-conscious Labor Day celebration, catering to diverse dietary needs by being vegan, plant-based keto, gluten-free, and grain-free.
These veggie burgers offer more than just a dietary triumph; they're also crafted with hormonal balance in mind. As you savor each bite, these thoughtfully selected ingredients work behind the scenes to support your well-being. These burgers are an excellent choice for those who want plant-based burgers but don't want beans.
These are not like any other veggie burgers. There is no saturated fat, no pulling out the frying pan or large skillet, no worrying about hot oil, or even turning on the oven. All you need is a food processor to create your finely chopped ingredients and a large bowl and baking paper or a dehydrator sheet. There's not even any cooking. It's that easy!
When eating a healthy sandwich it can be difficult to break the habit of using burger buns, but when you top your creation with fresh parsley, spring onions, maybe avocado, and tomato, you won't miss the bread.
So, let's embark on a culinary journey and discover how this recipe not only delights your taste buds but also promotes a harmonious balance within your body as you bid adieu to summer.
What Is This Veggie Burger Made of?
These Burgers are a vibrant medley of plant-based ingredients, expertly designed to both tantalize your taste buds and align with your health-conscious dietary choices.
These veggie burgers start with fresh, large carrots, brimming with vitamins and dietary fiber, offering a strong and nutritious foundation. Pecans, celebrated for their rich, nutty flavor, not only impart these burgers with a delightful crunch but also bring healthy fats and vitamin E to the table, contributing significantly to metabolic wellness and hormonal balance.
The addition of mushrooms, herbs, onions or spring onions, and cilantro infuses these burgers with earthy and savory notes, creating a symphony of flavors. Coriander and curry powder elevate the burger and taste profile to new heights, imparting not only depth but also the potential for anti-inflammatory and hormonal support. You could also add a dash of lemon juice to this recipe.
Customize this burger recipe with more onion, garlic, or your favorite herbs. Instead of the curry spices, use Mexican spices. Looking for even more protein? Stir in a cup of cooked lentils.
To bring it all together, a pinch of sea salt is added to this mixture, enhancing the overall taste and ensuring each bite is a harmonious blend of flavors. These are great for making a big batch and freezing some for last-minute lunches or dinners.
These patties can be served with a creamy Asian salad, slices of tomato and cucumber, thinly sliced red onion, and avocado slices. And, instead of burger buns, use butter lettuce or a large romaine leaf to not only serve as a bun but to boost nutrition, as well.
In this carefully curated lineup of ingredients, you'll find a veggie burger that not only satiates your cravings but also aligns seamlessly with your hormone-balancing goals, whether you follow a vegan, plant-based keto, gluten-free, or grain-free lifestyle.
How Do You Make A Hormone-Balancing Carrot Pecan Burger (Veggie Burger)?
Crafting these delightful Veggie Burgers is surprisingly simple and incredibly rewarding. With these straightforward steps found in your recipe, you'll have a batch of these hormone-balancing treats ready to impress your Labor Day gathering, whether your guests follow a vegan, plant-based keto, gluten-free, or grain-free lifestyle.
This recipe is one of those recipes that is surprisingly simple, yet, it does require some planning ahead. It just takes minutes to create and prepare patties, but you will want to make them in the morning, so they are ready for dinner.
Begin your culinary adventure by prepping your vibrant carrots. Dicing them quickly and efficiently using a food processor not only saves time but also infuses your burgers with a fresh burst of color and essential vitamins, ensuring they're as nutritious as they are delicious.
Now, let's talk flavor infusion. Add the pecans, mushrooms, onions, fresh cilantro, aromatic coriander, flavorful curry powder, and a touch of sea salt to the food processor alongside your diced carrots. Blend until you achieve a smooth, cohesive mixture.
Once your mixture reaches the desired consistency, remove it from the food processor. Now, it's time to shape them into perfectly sized veggie burgers or burger patties, ensuring they're sturdy enough to stay together.
The final step in this culinary journey is dehydrating your creations to perfection. Place your freshly formed burgers on a dehydrator sheet or baking paper and let the magic happen. Your burgers will need approximately 8-10 hours to dehydrate thoroughly, or until they reach the desired texture.
With these easy-to-follow steps, you'll master the art of crafting hormone-balancing Burgers. The result? A delectable treat that not only satisfies your taste buds but also supports your journey towards optimal health.
Get ready to impress your guests and elevate your Labor Day festivities with this sensational plant-based dish.
How Do These Ingredients Help With Hormone Balancing?
The vibrant orange stars of this burger recipe mix, are brimming with antioxidants and dietary fiber. These components form a dynamic duo recipe that not only promotes digestive health but also supports detoxification processes, ensuring your hormones have a clean slate to thrive upon.
Carrots are versatile and provide valuable support for both hormone balancing and metabolic health. Their vibrant orange color signifies their rich antioxidant content, particularly beta-carotene, which acts as a powerful scavenger of harmful free radicals in the body. By reducing oxidative stress, carrots contribute to maintaining overall hormonal harmony.
Moreover, these root vegetables are packed with dietary fiber, offering both soluble and insoluble types. This fiber not only aids in digestion but also helps in stabilizing blood sugar levels, a crucial factor for metabolic health and hormone regulation.
Carrots further assist the body's detoxification process, promoting the elimination of excess hormones, toxins, and waste products. With their anti-inflammatory compounds, they combat chronic inflammation, which can disrupt hormonal signaling.
Lastly, carrots boast an array of essential nutrients, including vitamin C, potassium, and biotin, all of which play important roles in supporting metabolic wellness and hormone production.
For those aiming for a harmonious hormonal flavor symphony, carrots are a fantastic addition to your plate.
With their rich, nutty flavor, pecans bring their own unique superpowers to this recipe. These delectable nuts are rich in healthy fats, particularly monounsaturated fats, which are known to promote cardiovascular health and improve insulin sensitivity. By enhancing insulin function, pecans play a role in metabolic health, as insulin resistance is associated with hormonal imbalances.
Moreover, pecans are abundant in vitamin E, a fat-soluble antioxidant that helps protect cells from oxidative stress. This antioxidant action aids in reducing inflammation, a significant factor in hormonal imbalances. By mitigating inflammation, pecans help maintain the proper function of hormonal signaling pathways.
Additionally, pecans provide essential minerals, including magnesium, which plays a critical role in insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism. Adequate magnesium intake is essential for hormone regulation and metabolic wellness.
Furthermore, pecans add more dietary fiber, which supports digestive health and helps regulate blood sugar levels. Stable blood glucose is essential for preventing insulin spikes and crashes and fostering hormone balance.
Mushrooms provide a unique set of nutrients and bioactive compounds that can positively influence various aspects of hormonal and metabolic well-being.
Like the other ingredients, one key way mushrooms benefit hormone balance and metabolic health is through their high content of dietary fiber. Fiber is so important and is so low in the typical American diet. This fiber aids in maintaining stable blood glucose levels by slowing the absorption of sugars from the digestive tract.
Additionally, mushrooms are rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins like riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic acid. These vitamins are essential for metabolic processes and energy production in the body.
Mushrooms are also known for their potential to support the immune system and reduce inflammation. Chronic inflammation is closely linked to hormonal imbalances and metabolic dysfunction. By promoting a healthy immune response and reducing inflammation, mushrooms contribute to overall hormonal equilibrium and metabolic wellness.
Moreover, some mushroom varieties, like shiitake and maitake, contain bioactive compounds such as beta-glucans, which have been associated with improved insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism. These compounds can help regulate blood glucose levels, a fundamental factor in metabolic health.
Those flavorful layers of white or red onion goodness or even spring onions, bring quercetin to the party. Quercetin is a bioactive compound that's been linked to hormone regulation and inflammation reduction. Hormonal imbalances are often associated with chronic inflammation, so incorporating quercetin-rich foods like onions into your diet can be a proactive way to support hormonal equilibrium.
Furthermore, onions are relatively low in calories and provide a good dose of dietary fiber. This combination supports metabolic health by promoting feelings of fullness and aiding in weight management, which, in turn, can help regulate hormones involved in appetite and metabolism.
Onions also contain sulfur-containing compounds, such as allyl sulfides, which have been linked to improved insulin sensitivity. Enhanced insulin sensitivity is crucial for metabolic health as it helps regulate blood glucose levels, preventing insulin resistance and its associated complications.
Additionally, the flavonoids and polyphenols found in onions play a role in reducing the risk of chronic diseases, including those related to hormonal imbalances and metabolic dysfunction.
By incorporating onions into your diet, you're potentially taking steps towards balanced hormones and less inflammation, promoting overall wellness.
Coriander And Cilantro
Although different parts of the same plant, coriander and cilantro offer distinct benefits when it comes to hormone balancing and metabolic health.
Cilantro, typically referring to the leaves and stems of the plant, is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Its potential to support hormone balancing and metabolic health lies in its ability to aid detoxification processes in the body.
Cilantro contains compounds that help the body eliminate heavy metals and other toxins, which, if left unaddressed, can disrupt hormonal balance and metabolic function. By promoting detoxification, cilantro contributes to maintaining a clean and efficient system.
Coriander, derived from the seeds of the cilantro plant, has its own unique advantages. Coriander seeds are rich in antioxidants and contain various bioactive compounds that have anti-inflammatory properties. Chronic inflammation is often associated with hormonal imbalances and metabolic issues, and incorporating coriander into your diet can help mitigate these concerns.
Now is the perfect moment to fire up your culinary creativity and whip up a batch of these mouthwatering burgers! With Labor Day festivities just around the corner, these hormone-balancing delights are your ticket to a health-conscious celebration.
Whether you're a dedicated vegan, a plant-based enthusiast, or simply seeking gluten-free and grain-free options, these burgers have you covered. Bursting with the goodness of fresh carrots, wholesome pecans, and an array of savory, flavorful spices, they're the ideal addition to your end-of-summer menu.
Don't wait any longer to savor the taste of a balanced, vibrant lifestyle – get cooking and treat your taste buds to a sensational experience that aligns perfectly with your wellness goals!
Carrot Pecan Vegan Burgers
- food processor
- 2 carrots large
- 1/2 cup pecans
- 1/2 cup mushrooms
- 1/2 cup onions
- 1/4 cup cilantro
- 1/4 teaspoon coriander
- 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- Dice carrots in a food processor
- Add the remaining ingredients. Process until smooth.
- Remove from the food processor and form into burgers. Place on a dehydrator sheet.
- Dehydrate at 105 degrees for 8-10 hours or until dried.
- These may be eaten as is or crumbled as a ground meat substitute in “tacos”.
- Using the basic proportions in this recipe, any combination of nuts, seeds, vegetables, and seasonings makes a good burger or chopped meat substitute. experiment and come up with your own recipe.
- Add finely chopped garlic, sea salt, and your favorite seasonings.
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