Friday, August 25, 2017

Burger night-low carb and totally delicious

It's grilling weather at our house until there is snow on the ground (and then sometimes even then) and hamburgers on the grille are just sooo good, right? But burgers sometimes get a bad rap. Do it this way and you get tons of goodness in your body with limited carbs and tons of veggies and flavor.

What you need:

(for burgers)
  • 93% lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp coconut aminos (or woschershire sauce)
  • 1/4 cup finely grated onion
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 egg

(for burger toppins)
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup sliced onions
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

(for broccoli)
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp favorite seasoning (this is mine)

What you do:

(for burgers)
  1. LIGHTLY mix all ingredients together-the more you touch it, the tougher the burger will be-I like to use my hands
  2. grill to your perfection

(for burger toppins)
  1. saute mushrooms and onions in olive oil until soft

(for broccoli)
  1. pre-heat oven to 450 degrees
  2. toss broccoli in spices and olive oil 
  3. spread evenly on a baking sheet
  4. roast for 10 minutes or so, shaking the broccoli halfway through


Quick and super filling summer salad-without lettuce!

Salads are amazing. But ever get sick of eating things on a bed of lettuce? Sometimes I do too, so here's a version that provides lots of good fats and protein with minimal carbs and lots of taste. Plus, it's super fast.

What you need:
  • 2 hard boiled eggs (chick out this fool proof, easy peel way to do them)
  • 1 small tomato or grape tomatoes...basically 1/2 cup
  • 1/4 avocado
  • Fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

What you do:

  1. Cut everything into cubes and combine
  2. Salt and pepper to taste
  3. Eat it

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Pizza night

One of my favorite foods is pizza. I know I'm not alone in this. I also don't eat food with gluten and I don't eat is basically off the menu for me unless I go to VERY specific restaurants or make it myself. This weekend, we did make-your-own pizza night at my house and I tried something new. I found a cauliflower crust at Trader Joe's (freezer section), got a ton of veggies from the salad bar...because I'm lazy...and even tried some daiya dairy free cheese. Oh..and I treated myself to a some pepperoni. Let me tell was DELICIOUS. I got tons of veggies in (they are hidden under the cheese and pepperoni...haha) and was able to enjoy pizza with my family. It even reheated really well a couple days later. Definitely worth a try. The cauliflower crust could also be used as any kind of bread or cracker replacement for dipping or topping...can't wait to use it again!