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Spinach, Feta & Sun Dried Tomato Burger Recipe

 

Summer… the season of burgers. I don’t want it to end! If I just keep posting summer/burger recipes maybe we can pretend it will never end?!

Burgers on the grill are a go-to meal in my home because they’re quick, easy and always seem to satisfy. I’m normally a traditional burger with extra sharp cheddar cheese on top but I’m always up for a switch up. 

I created this Greek style burger the other night and you always know when a recipe is good when the husband gives his approval. He’s normally pretty plain Jane with his meal preferences, but he loved this twist. I actually prefer just the burger (no bun) and a side of sweet potato fries.

If you’re a burger type of gal, you have to give the one a try! 

INGREDIENTS:

 

1 large egg

1 lb. lean ground beef or ground turkey

1/2 cup thinly sliced baby spinach

1.3 cup chopped sundried tomatoes, packed in oil

1/4 cup crumbled feta

1/2 tsp dried basil (optional)

1/2 tsp dried oregano (optional)

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 tbsp olive oil

4 hamburger buns (optional)

Condiments of your choice

INSTRUCTIONS:

Whisk the egg in a large bowl.

Knead in the meat, spinach, tomatoes, feta and spices.

Divide mixture into 4 patties and refrigerate for 1 hour to firm up.

Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat until it shimmers.

Add patties to the pan and cook for ~5 mins; flip and cook another 5-7 mins or until they register 160 degrees with a meat thermometer.

Serve on buns (optional) with condiments.

NOTE: instead of hamburger buns, you may opt for Ezekiel/sprouted grain bread or lettuce as a “bun”

 

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PACK-ABLE ZOODLE MASON JAR SALAD RECIPE

 

Here is a packable option you can easily take with you on the go. Zoodles aka zucchini noodles remain a staple in my meals, especially during summer. They’re light and tasty and a lower-carb option as compared to pasta. Don’t get me wrong… I won’t be giving up pasta anytime soon but there’s something about the warmer weather that I actually enjoy zoodles more.

And, if I’m being totally honest… zoodles free up a carb serving for me so I can enjoy a little bit of a treat with this meal instead. Lately, I’ve been hooked on a small serving of Italian ice… it pairs well with this meal if you’re wondering haha. 

Back to this recipe… it’s a great option to eat outside of the home. The avocado style dressing is delicious. And, chilled zoodles are better than you think!

INGREDIENTS:

1 (5.3 oz) container plain Greek yogurt

1 avocado, halved and pitted

2 small scallions, roughly chopped, divided

2 tsp water

2 tsp lime juice

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken

1 medium tomato, diced

1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained

1 spiralized zucchini

INSTRUCTIONS:

Place yogurt, avocado, 1 scallion, water, lime juice and salt in a blender. Process until smooth. If it’s too thick, add more lime juice or water.

Divide yogurt/avocado mixture between 2 mason jars. Layer remaining ingredients (chicken, tomato, beans and noodles on top of the dressing. 

Refrigerate until ready to serve; when reason, toss all ingredients in the dressing and enjoy.

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FROYO BITES HEALTHY RECIPE

You know how I feel about treats… we deserve them and they should be a regular part of our meal plan. In addition to simply indulging on occasion, it’s so easy to find ways to make treats that are healthy. 

If you’re not great at it… no worries! That’s what I’m here for!

The theme of this week’s Summer Meal Menus is SUMMER SWEET TREATS! I would say it’s already the most popular meal menu thus far… I mean I can obviously see why. I wanted to share a sweet treat on the blog as well for those of you who aren’t meal plan members to enjoy the sweetness of summer.

I really like these FroYo Bites because:

1) FroYo #EnoughSaid

2) I can sit and enjoy 3 for a serving of fat & carbs in addition to my meal 

3) when I’m craving something sweet, I just enjoy 1 at a time randomly throughout the day and these curb those cravings

INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup roughly chopped almonds

2 tbsp coconut sugar

2 tbsp room temp coconut oil

1/2 tsp sea salt

3/4 cup Greek yogurt

1 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, diced

3 tbsp honey, divided

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Mix the almonds, sugar, coconut oil and sea salt together in a small bowl.

Divide between 6 muffin cups. Level with an offset spatula.

In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt with the strawberries and 2 tbsp of honey.

Dollop the yogurt mixture over the almond mixture in the muffin cups.

Drizzle with remaining honey.

Freeze for 4-6 hours or until hardened. 

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Blueberry Muffin Smoothie Bowl Healthy Recipe

I am a little late to the smoothie bowl party. For a long while, I saw all sorts of LG Sisters enjoying their smoothies in a bowl, but I didn’t think it way my style. Smoothies are my quick and easy go-to in the morning; I blend and then I enjoy it while getting ready or in the car… rarely do I sit down to eat my smoothie.

However, one of my 2017 resolutions (wow, remember setting New Years goals lol) was to be more intentional with meals: sit down, enjoy the meal not just rush through it.

Last week, I decided to try a smoothie bowl, sitting at the table and eating it with a spoon. I was surprised by how much I liked the switch up. Call me crazy but I swear it tastes different in a bowl haha. What do you think? Are you a fan of the smoothie bowl idea?! Either way, this one tastes great in a bowl of a cup!

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups unsweetened almond milk

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries

1 cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt

3/4 cup old-fashioned oats

1 tbsp honey

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 cup ice

INSTRUCTIONS:

Place all of the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

Pour into 2 bowls and sprinkle with a few oats and blueberries. Enjoy with a spoon.

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HEALTHY MEXICAN STREET CORN RECIPE

At one of the recent summer BBQs I was at, they were serving “Mexican Street Corn.” I’ve never heard of that or eaten it prior to that party, but it looked delicious. And, I can’t ever resist corn on the cobb especially during summertime.

One bite in and I was hooked. I asked what was on it and the recipe wasn’t exactly something I would consider “healthy” (mostly just because of the mayo/cream sauce they used). Still, I knew it was something I could health up with some simple recipe substitutions. 

If you love corn on the cobb, you will go crazy for this simple side recipe! It’s truly so easy to make and on the grill it’s done in no time.

INGREDIENTS

4 ears fresh corn, shucked

2 tsp olive oil

2 tbsp plain, nonfat Greek yogurt

1 tsp paprika or chili powder

1 tsp Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime seasoning

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp pepper

2 tbsp shredded parmesan

2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)

Lime wedges/juice to taste (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Brush corn with oil.

Grill for 10 mins turning frequently.

When corn is charred in spots and cooked through, brush with yogurt. Season with paprika or chili powder, Fiesta Lime seasoning, salt and pepper. Top with parmesan.

Garnish with cilantro and lime wedges, if using.

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HEALTHY YOGURT TOAST RECIPE

If you haven’t had yogurt toast before, you’re in for a real treat with this one! PB Toast has been one of my breakfast staples for as long as I can remember… I’ve been eating it for so long that I can recall my mom making it for me day after day before I headed off to school as a youngster lol. Anyways, I’ve always been a toast in the AM type of gal.

 I’m also sure to include protein with my toast. To share another something about my mom… she was huge on us having protein for “brain power” before school haha. I guess that stuck with me. I’ll do a protein shake, eggs or greek yogurt with my toast, which is what made me think to top my toast with… yogurt!

It then evolved into adding chopped fruit, shredded coconut and chocolate because why the heck not haha.

This is just a personal little goal of mine… I’ve also been trying to add in extra beneficial foods like flax to my smoothies or in this recipe, I added acai powder. If you want to stretch yourself to try it too, go ahead! But, this recipe is still great without it!

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup blueberry or flavored Greek yogurt

2 tsp acai powder

2 slices Ezekiel bread (or bread of choice)

1/2 cup chopped strawberries

2 tbsp dark chocolate chips

1 tbsp shredded, unsweetened coconut

INSTRUCTIONS

 

In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt and acai powder

Toast bread lightly. Spread yogurt mixture between slices.

Top with strawberries, chocolate and coconut.

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FULL DAY OF EATING | MEAL DIARY (LAZY DAY EDITON)

Lazy day (or lazy girl lol) meal diary here for you. This is my full day of eating from a day when I needed quick and easy meals. My cooking style has always been and will forever be about meals that use simply, everyday ingredients and are quick to prep.

.

M1 – Smoothie

M1 Recipe:

1 scoop vanilla protein

1/2 banana

1/2 cup blueberries

1 handful spinach

1/2 cup ice

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

 

Sometimes I’m intentional about preparing a certain kind of smoothie, but when I’m feeling lazy, I simply grab whatever fruit I have on hand and add it to a scoop of protein (a must for my M1!). Today, I saw spinach and added it… well… just because I feel super healthy when I add spinach to a smoothie haha. I don’t ever taste it when paired with a banana but love getting in the extra nutrients.  

 

M2 – Chicken Sausage, Veggies + Rice

M2 Recipe:

1 all natural chicken sausage (this one was was a Trader Joe’s spicy jalapeno one)

1/2 yellow bell pepper, sliced

1/2 red bell pepper, sliced

1/4 onion, sliced

1 cup (cooked) rice

Throw all ingredients into a skillet until cooked

 

My M2 tends to always be my “lunch.” And for lunch, I almost always have the prior nights dinner. I typically cook a fresh dinner every night and I’m always sure to make a double batch so I can eat it for the next day’s dinner. That’s something that is so easy to get in the habit of doing. It’s like a meal prep without even having to meal prep lol. M2 then is as easy as reheating and enjoying!

 

M3 – Hard Boiled Eggs, Apple + PB

M3 Recipe:

2 Hardboiled Eggs

1 Apple, sliced

2 tbsp natural peanut butter

 

I like to have hardboiled eggs on hand because it’s such an easy protein option that doesn’t require any cook time when they’re already made. I recently tried this new steaming technique to “hard boil” the eggs and it worked so well! They peeled perfectly, which is always the challenge for me. Because this was my lazy girl meal day, I put this meal together in 3 minutes at most.

 

M4 – Stuffed Peppers

M4 Recipe:

HERE is the link to the full recipe

Another one of my weekly grocery store staples is a rotisserie chicken. Like I mentioned, I try to make dinner (which is my M4) fresh every night. This is because it totally keeps me full and satisfied if this meal is extra delicious. Yet, when you’re feeling lazy or short on time, a rotisserie chicken is your best friend. This meal is all of 10 mins of hands on prep. And I picked it because we had bell peppers in the fridge as well.

 

M5 – Egg Scramble

M5 Recipe:

2 eggs, 1 egg white

1/4 zucchini, finely chopped

1/4 bell pepper, diced

1/8 onion, diced

Small handful mushrooms, diced

1 garlic clove, minced (I’m obsessed with garlic, use way less if you aren’t)

2 tbsp shredded mozzarella cheese

Saute veggies and add in eggs to scramble

(I found this pretty photo instead of the one I took in dark lighting lol so I thought I’d share. For this meal, I didn’t eat banana slices)

 

I’m all about breakfast food. For some reason, I never get sick of it and I enjoy it even more later in the day than I do at breakfast. Haha, my reason for that is so lazy but it fits with today’s meal diary theme; in the AM, I’m usually too lazy to cook on the stove, which is why I opt for a smoothie haha. An egg scramble is so quick to make and fills me when I get hungry after dinner. One tip I have is that if you get a lot of veggies for the week, chop them ups when used in a meal like this, it cuts the prep time in half.

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CHEESEBURGER SALAD RECIPE

What says summer better than a juicy burger?! The theme of this week’s Summer Meal Menus is salads, so I thought I would share a salad perfect for the season here too. 

Lately, I’ve been a little lazy with my meal prep. And, I’m totally okay with it. It’s summer! We are busy! But, I have a meal prep tip for you… prep your protein. You’ve heard me talk about my protein prep tip before, but basically what I do is cook protein like ground beef, chicken and hard boiled eggs and store them so that I can easily whip up meals.

This is one that tastes amazing fresh or works well with the protein prep. It’s a lighter, low carb option, so be sure to include a fun carbohydrate side – sweet potatoes fries, maybe some chips?! #Balance

INGREDIENTS

Salad Ingredients:

1 lb. lean ground beef or ground turkey

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

6 cups roughly chopped romaine lettuce

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese

Dressing Ingredients:

1/4 cup olive oil

1 tbsp Dijon mustard

1 tbsp red wine vinegar

2 tsp Worcestershire sauce or coconut aminos

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Cook ground meet in a large frying pan with olive oil over medium heat. Season with salt and pepper. Break up finely and sauce until cooked through, about 7-9 minutes

While the meat is cooking, whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients in a small bowl

Place salad greens and cooked beef in a large bowl. Toss with tomatoes and cheese. Drizzle with vinaigrette and toss.

Divide evenly between 4 bowls or plates

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MY CURRENT TOP 3 FAV COOKIE-ISH RECIPES

Here’s a little hump day happiness for you in the form of cookie (and cookie style) recipes. I think my sweet tooth typing this post. In case you’ve missed some of these recipes in the past, I wanted to share the ones I’ve been recreating a lot lately.

If you’ve tried one of these in the past, make it again with a twist. For example, I just made a batch of the breakfast cookies, but I added in nuts and raisins and it felt like a totally new recipe. Variety! Variety! Variety! I hope you enjoy these yummies!

 

4 INGREDIENT PROTEIN COOKIE DOUGH

This high protein, low carb recipe has been a hit in my home. The recipes that work best for me are those that 1) take very little time to prepare and 2) are not just delicious, but satisfying! This protein cookie dough definitely does just that. I’ve literally eaten this in bed (and 110% guilt free!).

 

HEALTHY BREAKFAST COOKIE

Cookies for breakfast sounds like a serious joke, but I actually started making these cookies back in college. I would make a big batch and take them to class to have a healthier option that worked as a grab-and-go meal. I love pairing them with a protein shake for a complete meal.

 

CHOCOLATE CHIP PROTEIN BALLS

You know this about me by now, but if a recipe contains an ingredient that I don’t normally keep stocked in my refrigerator or pantry, it just doesn’t happen. Like with all my recipes, this one uses the most basic ingredients but it’s so yummy!


 

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HEALTHY MEDITERRANEAN PASTA SALAD RECIPE

I’ve been on a total pasta salad kick lately as you can probably tell by the recipes I share. They’re easy to throw together, they last throughout the week, and they pack well for on-the-go…. all of which I love. Usually, I’m a big brown rice pasta fan but they don’t store all that great nor do they work the best in pasta salads. I recently tried soba noodles! 

Soba noodles are a Japanese noodle that are made from buckwheat flour. They have a slightly nutty flavor and works really well in pasta salads and cool meals. It’s very comparable to spaghetti in shape and thickness. You can use any pasta of your choice, but if you’re looking for something new and healthier than traditional pasta, this is a good pick!

INGREDIENTS

Salad Ingredients:

12 oz. Soba noodles

1 English cucumber, sliced and halves

1 pint grape tomatoes, halved

1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced

1/4 cup halved green olives

2 tbsp shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)

Lemon Oregano Dressing Ingredients:

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 tbsp sherry vinegar (can use balsamic as a sub)

2 tbsp lemon juice

2 tsp dijon mustard

2 tsp dried oregano

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

Cook noodles according to package directions; drain in a colander and run under cold water. Place noodles in a large bowl.

Add the cucumber, tomatoes, onion, olives and cheese.

In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, oregano, salt and pepper; drizzle over salad.

 

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