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MMB – An Awesome Veggie Burger a Carnivore will Love!

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are enjoying your summer to its fullest potential!  Are you enjoying the beautiful and bright mornings?  Are you eating lots of summer fruits and veggies?  Make the most of the season and focus on thankfulness and your blessings!  Great job to everyone who has been staying consistent by coming to classes this past week!  I know summer is filled with all kinds of distractions that are different from the rest of the year, so any time you can carve out for work outs is awesome! 

Announcements and Reminders:

  1. Kid  Fit and Moms’ Fit Club is happening now!  Join us at 9:30am for Kid Fit and 10:00am for Moms’ Fit Club at Creekside Park in Pleasanton – 5601  W. Las Positas Blvd.  Let’s kick off our summer Mondays with fitness to start our week right.  Kid Fit is ideally for 1st through 6th grade.  If you have teens or dads, invite them along to try out the Moms’ Fit Club for a killer work out! Workouts will be scaled up, or scaled down for your fitness level!  Last class will be on Monday, July 30th.  Text me if you have questions or want to join.  925-699-7725.
  2. Moms’ Fit Club 2018

    Summer Kid Fit 2018

    3)  Next Running Boot Camp is Sunday, July 22ndat 7am.  Run a 5k distance combined with strength and core drills!  Beginners are welcomed!

    4)  Jen’s 9th Business Celebration BBQ is happening this Saturday!  I can’t believe it’s been 9 years since Jen Allan Fitness launched!  Please mark Saturday, July 21st on your calendar for my 9th business celebration!  Time – 5:30pm to 8:30pmish.  Jen’s house!  See me for details!


Thought for the week:  An awesome veggie burger a carnivore will love!

For those of you who read my blog on a regular basis, you know that I’ve mentioned quite a few times that my son Ryan is a carnivore and loves all things meat related.  The more meat…the better.  And, knowing me like you do, you realize that there is going to be conflict in my home given the fact that we are an 80% vegetarian household!!  Truth be told – we had a small steak on Saturday night as a special celebration because my family has been away from each other for about two weeks due to camps and activities.  Needless to say, Ryan was very happy on Saturday night!  However, Sunday night was back to veggie eating, but I still wanted to capture the enjoyment of a treat food on a beautiful night.  So, I tweaked my veggie burger recipe and my son Ryan was thrilled!  I’d love to share with you the exact recipe so you can try this for your family.  It was a huge thumbs up from the whole family!


Mama Jen’s Veggie Burgers


2 cans of low sodium black beans drained and rinsed

2 cups of chopped Crimini mushrooms

1 medium yellow onion chopped fine

2 garlic cloves

1 egg

1/4 cup of ground almonds

1/8 cup of tomato sauce

1 T of oregano

1 T of basil

sea salt and cracked pepper to taste

coconut oil

Burger condiments of choice & bun is optional



Preheat oven to 375.

In a medium size bowl, smash black beans with your fork until beans form a paste.  Add in all other ingredients and mix with your fork until combined.  Mixture should be moist but able to hold together.  Prepare baking sheet with a little coconut oil and rub over pan.  Take a handful of mixture and press into your hands just as you would do with beef patties.  Patties should be the size of your palm.  Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes.