Fishy Burger

I managed to squeeze in an hour and a half nap. I am a big time napper. Always have been. I used to get made fun of a lot in college for always sleeping between classes. Okay and maybe a little bit during. After I arose from my beauty sleep, I went to Kroger to pick up the ingredients for next weeks meals (holla! still following the meal plan!) and get some additional items for tonight’s dinner.

And what was on the menu for this lovely Sunday night? A burger and fries. In My Tummy style, of course.
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A salmon burger on an Arnold’s Sandwich Thin (which my Kroger only sometimes has. Have I mentioned my disdain for this particular Kroger? But it’s literally next door to my house, so I continue to shop there and complain about it.) with zucchini and carrot “fries”.

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For the fries, I used baby carrots and half a zucchini. I tried to make them sort of uniform in size. I used my Misto and sprayed them with Olive Oil and then coated them with Emeril’s Essence. I baked them for about 30 minutes at 425 degrees.

My mother bought me the salmon patty yesterday at Whole Foods. I just put it in the George Foreman for about 5 minutes.

I liked the fries, but was iffy on the burger. I like fish a lot, but apparently don’t like my burgers to taste fishy. I don’t like them to taste beefy either; I guess I just like them to taste like vegetables which really contradicts the idea of a burger, I guess. In any event, the salmon patty was only so-so. I still ate it though.

While I was at the grocery store, I sort of had a revelation. I am always trying to get Jason to eat more like I do and it kind of occurred to me that I might be pushing too hard. While I like to look at ingredients and try to stay away from unpronouncable things if I can, maybe it’s too drastic for him. Not that he eats badly; he eats what I cook a lot of the time, but I am not sure if he actually likes it. It occurred to me that maybe it’s better to make small changes and have them become the norm, rather than overhauling everything at once. So, I bought him some frozen stuff that wasn’t too calorie laden and some individual bags of Baked Chips (not gonna lie, I’m sure those will find their way into my mouth) for him to take for lunches. If he doesn’t like something uber-healthy like plain greek yogurt, is it better to get him a Yoplait that does have sugar or HFCS but is still yogurt? Is it all or nothing or a lesser of two evils. (A moot point because he doesn’t like yogurt.)

How does your significant other eat?

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9 Responses to Fishy Burger

  1. I love veggie fries!

    It’s too funny that you are talking about eating habits of your +1 because I have literally been thinking about that ALL weekend. I know what I like, and my husband USUALLY eats what I make…but sometimes he will opt for things like canned SPAGHETTIOS…and I am highly offended. But recently I have been thinking that it isn’t really fair of me to expect him eat squash for 3 meals a day just because I love it. Maybe small changes are the way to go…

  2. i have never had a fishy burger. i see salmon burgers all the time but have never purchased them. my boyfriend eats whatever, but he does eat healthy stuff if i make it!

  3. josh eats whatever i put in front of him and/or whatever is in the fridge. definitely makes it easier. then again, i don’t cook as healthy as you do :) !

  4. First of I am not sure I am down with fish burgers either, I have had a couple weird experiences. Secondly it’s very strange that you mention these thoughts your having on your significant others food because just last night I was thinking that maybe I don’t pay attention to mine’s likes and dislikes enough. I usually serve him just what I make but when I asked him last night what he thought of the creation he said he just ate the squash and sausage out of the mix. We don’t eat together since I am working which sucks so I find this out at 10:00 when I come home and then feel bad that maybe he would have liked something else. At least he always says “thanks” and wants to be healthy so he appreciates that I am cooking healthily. Either way I think that if the majority of the diet is healthy than throwing some less healthy choices in their isn’t going to hurt anyone and might just make him a little happier :)

  5. I’ve never had a salmon burger! I’ve always wanted to try one, though.

    I think that is a good point…it’s very hard as it seems like most men don’t care about healthy eating as much as women (a stereotype, I know…but that seems to be my experience with guys!). I think making small changes is a great idea. I think a lot of people get scared of “healthy” foods because they think it has to be a drastic change. But for a lot of people (myself included), the changes I made were more gradual.

  6. I’m like ghostworld – Austin eats whatever I make. But I do get him some treats that I don’t eat (frozen treats like chocolate bars and stuff; I’ve never been a fan). I also take requests – like the stuffed shells recipe I made – Austin’s request, I just go try to find a healthified one.

    And total – i’m down for an Atlanta blogger get together!!

  7. I’ve never had a salmon burger….but the only time I like salmon is at a restaurant (probably because they are dousing it in an oily marinade). I can relate to your dilemma about getting your significant other to eat like you. I used to try to get my bf to read the labels, look for HFCS’s and sugar/oil in the ingredients. He has gotten better, but I don’t push it on him anymore. He eats what I make and likes it, but sometimes he’ll have extra stuff I don’t. I do buy him stuff for lunches that I don’t eat…crackers, pretzels, etc. Good luck! :)

  8. I def. would not enjoy a fishy burger – but I am all about the beefy burgers.

    B is sort of strange about food – when I first met him, he had never had most types of veggies/fruits & a lot of other foods (pesto, seafood, etc, etc.) because his mom was an out-of-the-package frozen food cook. He is willing to try a lot of new things – which I think is great, especially since now he realized just how unhealthy his family’s diet is and how not to eat. Plus, he loves pesto now & is starting to like seafood!

  9. I’ve never had a salmon burger, but it looks delicious!!

    Andrew eats lots of junk. He eats chips like they’re going out of style, loves anything fried, can easily down 2-3 bratwursts, eats handfuls of peanuts like no big deal, drinks beer often, and eats ice cream straight from the tub. Oh yeah, and his only for of exercise is disc golf. And you know what the kicker is, the boy never gains weight!!!!!!!! He does eat veggies and fruit and loves light yogurt. I think he does a pretty good job of balancing his junk food with healthier foods.

    I haven’t really tried to change him, but do offer to make him healthy meals as often as possible which he usually happily eats up. The way I figure it is he is a grown man and if he wants to eat a snickers bar, who am I to stand in his way. As long as he continues to balance things out, I’m not too concerned.

    What do you think? Am I being too relaxed about the issue??

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