Welcome to Meal Prep Sunday, where you'll make a single, healthy recipe with serious bodily benefits, whether it makes your skin glow, helps soothe your gut, boosts your immunity, or more! Because it gets boring to eat the same thing every day, you'll do the bulk of the prep on the first day—and every day after that, there will be one small, five-minute-or-less tweak that will transform the leftovers into a new, amazing meal.
Laura Lea Goldberg is the author of the blog LL Balanced and the upcoming the book The Laura Lea Balanced Cookbook. As a certified health-supportive chef, LL is all about creating meals that are healthy, filling, and delicious enough for the whole family to get on board with. This week she's sharing her totally tasty, nutrition-packed veggie burgers.
The combination of wild rice and lentils makes a fiber-rich plant-based burger full of protein and antioxidants. Lentils are filled with both soluble and insoluble fiber, making them powerhouses for your gut that will help you feel satisfied for longer. The high mineral and antioxidant content of wild rice, "stimulates growth and repair throughout the body and slows the visible signs of aging," says health expert Elissa Goodman. "Wild rice contains 20 to 30 times more antioxidants than white rice, neutralizing free radicals that accumulate in the skin."
Here are five different ways to eat these veggie burgers throughout the week.