I Can Make a Hamburger Better Than McDonald's

March 26, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

You're busy at night? Too busy to make dinner? What if you didn't have to follow a recipe? Here are some ideas that are simple yet have passed the test of my family. Don't knock yourself out, put homemade food on the table versus fast food; that's the main goal.

 

Dinner Ideas

1.  One or two meals a week, pick something that’s “freezable”. Double that recipe and freeze half.  Eat it a week or two later.

2.  Taco night!  
Options:  (tacos can be made with  one or all of these ingredients)

tomatoes and/or salsa (salsa is easier and since they’ve been cooked they will have more lycopene for men’s prostate health)
avocados or guacamole
ground beef/chicken/turkey
onions
leftover chicken
you name it


All of this goes into a bowl instead of over chips or into taco shells because your body is going to turn carbs (whole grain or otherwise) into sugar. FYI-too much protein will also be turned into sugar.  W whole grain corn taco or chips (non GMO) is an upgrade from flour tortillas but keep in the back of your mind that the carbohydrates should be a small portion of your meal and when you eat too many, you’ll turn on the cravings for more carbohydrates. Go for more guacamole or avocados if you’re still hungry instead of chips; the fat will satisfy you longer.


3.  Prepare a whole organic chicken in a slow cooker or Instant Pot on Sunday or any day you happen to have more time. Then the morning that you know you’ll have a busy evening, plug in the slow cooker or Instant Pot.  


Cut up fresh vegetables, toss a salad, add some fruit...done.

4.  spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles -Like I said before, grains should be a small part of your diet but...brown rice pasta is a good transition away from white flour pasta.  Here are some ways to serve the noodles you choose:
top with organic, jarred sauce
extra virgin olive oil and garlic (the Pampered Chef garlic press and garlic slicer rock)
jar of organic diced tomatoes and fresh or dried oregano
grass fed butter or ghee and Sunfire salt

5.  Soup-use your own bone broth or buy some. Look for a variety that is made with a grass fed or pasture raised animal or organic vegetable broth and low sodium. Put the broth in a pot and go through your fridge: chop up what you have and add it to the pot. When the vegetables start to soften...it's ready.

 

6.  Breakfast for dinner:
egg w/ avocado, salsa, salad and/or fruit
pancakes
whisk two eggs per person and add leftover vegetables or fresh, bake at 350 degrees until the eggs just set but still shiny (don't go longer, the eggs will be rubbery)


7.  Grass Fed Ground Beef (see picture above)
browned/crumbled in a bowl, seasoned to taste...top with hamburger toppings:  ketchup, mustard, pickles, onions...no bun
bunless burgers or use grilled portobello mushrooms as a bun

 

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