#surviveon35 Eats: Day 4

Hi Friends!

Hope everyone’s having a great weekend! Let’s have a quick look at yesterday’s eats shall we?


Scrambled Eggs
Whole Wheat Toast
Potato & Black Bean Hash
Sliced bananas and blueberries


For the hash, I just diced up 1/4 of a russet potato and 1/4 of a sweet potato and microwaved them for about a minute and a half. Then, in a really hot pan, I sauteed the potatoes, some onion and some green pepper for a few minutes to get some nice color on the potatoes. I added a little McCormick’s seasoning at the end to finish it off. Delish!



Fish Chowder

1/2 a russet potato
1/3 c onion, diced
1/3 c carrot, diced
1/3 c green pepper, diced
1.5 lbs fish, cooked and flaked
Old Bay seasoning & black pepper to taste
1 c vegetable broth
2 c Skim milk

In a dutch oven, saute the potato, onion, carrot and peppers for 5 min.
Add the broth, milk and seasonings and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
Add the fish and simmer 5 minutes more.
Serve warm.

Hint- I made this soup in the morning and served with lunch.
It’s best when it sits for a while.
I used Perch for the fish, haddock is a great choice as well.
This made enough for about 3 bowls. You could easily double it!


Served with carrots and hummus.


Afternoon Snack

Plain Greek yogurt
Sliced banana
Toasted Oats cereal


Black Bean & Brown Rice Burgers

1 1/2 c black beans, cooked
1/2 c brown rice, cooked
1/2 c carrot, diced
1/3 c onion
2 cloves garlic
1 egg
1/4 c breadcrumbs*
red pepper & paprika to taste

Place 1/2 the black beans in a small bowl and smash well.
Stir in the remaining beans, carrot, onion and garlic.
Add the egg and breadcrumbs and mix well.
Form into 4 patties.
Place in the freezer for at least 30 min.
Remove and bake at 400 degrees for 16-18 min, flipping once.

*I didn’t have breadcrumbs so I smashed up some
toasted oats cereal and used that instead.

-Also, I didn’t buy buns so I just cut bread slices into circles.
Works well, especially if you use the ends of the loaf.


Served with another black bean and sweet potato quesadilla to share!


All together now:

Plus a bonus shot of Tucky & I- we took the boys on a long walk around the
OSU campus since it was a beautiful day!


About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. Every one of your meals looks delish, especially that fish soup! I may have to try it when the weather cools down a bit… it’s too hot for anything but ice cream! :-)

  2. Ohhh that Black Bean burger recipe looks delicious!!
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  3. thrifty eats can be UBER delicious, like this! love the black bean burger.
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  4. the burger sounds great! you are doing such a great job on a budget – i would eat all of this regularly. :)
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  5. Everything looks so good! I’m curious to know if you feel like you’re missing anything or do you feel like you’re eating just as normally do but on a stricter budget? I know I’d eat everything you have been which is cool
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    • i feel like i’m not doing as much random snacking. i tend to be someone who has a handful of this here, handful of that here…i’m definitely doing that less and focusing on 1-2 larger snacks per day…and i think i’m eating a bit more at meals than I normally do, since i’m snacking less. there of course are things i miss, but i don’t feel like it’s things i NEED. just things i’m used to having :)

  6. Love black bean burgers but sometimes mine fall apart so I’ll be sure to give yours a try! :)
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    • i tend to bake my veggie burgers so i only have to flip once and lessent the chance of crumbling. Make them as flat as possible on both sides, that also helps! These still crumbled a bit….but we made it work.

  7. Fish chowda! I love it! And this recipe sounds very simple. Pinning it stat!
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  8. All of your food always looks so delicious!
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  9. Everything looks awesome! Clearly you are still eating great with this challenge, way to go!!
    I have got to try that black bean burger, yours look delicious!
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  10. I absolutely love the black bean and brown rice burgers! I love everything about it, the rice, beans, vegetables, and spices! Bryan likes to have meat with lunch and dinner, but I hope I can convince him we should give this a try!
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    • go for it! he might be surprised and like them! or try a meat burger with beans and rice in it too, and then slowly phase out the meat :)

  11. Great eats girl! Love the look of that burger recipe. Black beans burgers are my favourite! 😀 Also that’s hilarious that you cut bread into circles for your “buns”!
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  12. You’re doing such an amazing job with this challenge so far! I’m so impressed.
    Reading everyone’s posts and seeing how creative you’ve gotten has inspired me to FINALLY create a meal-plan this week and start budgeting my food spending. Fingers crossed that I’m able to stick with it!

    The black bean/brown rice burgers look sooo hearty and delicious! I’m definitely going to create my own variation (based on yours) this week. Can’t wait!
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  13. Kanoelani says:

    Oh wow! Your doing awesome! I would definitely eat everything there. I’m lovin the chowder! I love chowders :-D. The potato hash I have to try as well! Looks good for breakfast or even breakfast for dinner LOL! And the black bean burger of course… YUM!! You are definitely showing how you can budget your meals and eat nutritiously :-)

  14. Great idea for the “end of bread loaf buns”, might have to steal that idea!

  15. yum! these all look awesome! never guess that it’s all on a budget :)
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  16. That burger is such a cool idea! Wow, your meals are better than mine, and I’m not even doing this challenge. Way to go!

  17. You’re so creative!
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