Black Bean and Corn Burger

As you all know I am a home care nurse. One of my patients lives about an hour from where I live, luckily my Aunt and Uncle live only 20 minutes from my patient so when I work with this little lady I stay at my aunt and uncles! So for the past 5 days I’ve been hanging out with my aunt, uncle and cousin!

Since I convinced my aunt to try out the Advocare 24 Day Challenge I’ve been giving her lots of inspiration for healthy meals. The other night we made the most delicious burgers!!

Black Bean and Corn Burger

Black Bean and Corn Burger


1 lb ground beef or turkey

1 16oz can black beans, drained and rinsed

1/2 c corn (canned or frozen)

1/2 c red onion, chopped

1 egg

1/4 c bread crumbs

1 tbsp cumin

1 tbsp granulated garlic

Salt & Pepper


Simply mix everything together, form patties and grill or fry in a pan! Enjoy!

Black Bean and Corn Burger

I enjoyed my burger with pepper jack cheese, a tomato slice, lettuce as the bun and some BBQ sauce!!! It was so good and SOOO filling! I will definitely be making these again! The best part…. they are advocare friendly!

I hope you guys try these and enjoy them!

Whats your favorite things to add to burgers?

FYI: I moved up my start date for my advocare 24 day challenge! I decided to start on Monday April 21st. My aunt will be starting her challenge this monday and my mom, dad and I will be starting on the 21st. If anyone is interested in trying it with us please let me know! alexrunsforfood (at) gmail (dot) com


Weekend Happenings 3.24.14

I had another fun filled weekend!

Friday overnight I worked, which is always fun. Watched some Dexter, American Hustle and Breaking Bad. Scott saw American Hustle in theaters and liked it but it wasn’t my favorite movie. It wasn’t terrible but I wouldn’t buy it or watch it again. The joy of night shift is I get to watch a lot of TV. I started watching Breaking Bad because everyone raved about it. It is an okay show…. not my favorite but not terrible. BUT, I love Dexter! I’m so happy theres 8 seasons on netflix!

Anyways…. Saturday after sleeping Scott and I headed to our friends Mark and Sarah’s place. We went out to eat at The Valley Tap House.


Love my Hard Cider 🙂


I had the Thai Dragon sandwich which had pork, sweet chili sauce, cilantro, onion, bacon and peanut sauce!!! Oh my gosh this was amazing!!!! Spicy and delicious!! And their fries were so yummy. You honestly can tell when a french fry is fresh cut versus frozen! Nom Nom! We will for sure be going back to The Valley Tap House soon.

After eating we headed back to Mark and Sarah’s place to hang out and watch Frozen. Honestly I thought I wasn’t going to like it but I LOVED it!


Rado was really loving on me 🙂


Boys being Boys!

Sunday I slept in as late as possible and then Scott and I headed to rent a storage unit. We are moving out of our apartment this month and we are going to live at my parents house for a few months so we can save to buy a house. Scott dream is finally coming true…. moving in with the in-laws 😉

Anyways now we have TONS of packing to do!

Sunday overnight I worked. I didn’t start until 11pm so everyone was sleeping by the time I showed up 😦 Not as fun as getting there at 7pm. Oh well…. I just watched netflix for the majority of the night.

I came home to a silly puppy…


I think she likes when I work overnight…. she likes to steal my pillow!

Today I worked out…. starting to get myself back in shape for running. I did the Elliptical for 33 minutes, went 2.66 miles! Then I headed to boxing for a VERY intense class! I’m finally feeling like I’m getting more in shape and boxing class is getting easier…. even though it was a tough class!

After class I made an AMAZING turkey burger!!!


Spicy Black and Blue Turkey Burger


1 lb Ground Turkey

1 egg

1/4 c chopped pickled jalapeño (or 1 fresh)

1/8 c bread crumbs

pinch of salt & pepper

Blue Cheese


Mix everything together except the blue cheese. Form patties and cook to your desire. I don’t have a grill so I made mine in a sauté pan with olive oil. Grilling them would be the more desirable way to cook them! Melt the blue cheese on top! I served mine with garlic mayo. SO so good!

How was your weekend?

Whats your favorite burger?