Every now and then I crave a juicy Hamburger! The good news about eating Paleo, is you can indulge on these cravings! You just need to nix the bun. If you make Sweet Potato Fries you have a home cooked trendy burger treat.
1/2 lb 94% Beef
1 tsp cumin
2 Spicy Pepper (if you like)
1/4 cup Blue Cheese crumbles
Sweet Potato Fries
1 sweet Potato
Sprinkle Everyday Seasoning
1 TBSP Coconut Oil
Preheat Oven to 425 degrees
Chop sweet potato into frie size pieces.
Sautee with coconut oil and seasoning until golden.
Spread out on cooking tray and bake for 30 min or until golden and crispy.
While fries are baking, remove tops and seeds from peppers.
Mix beef with blue cheese, cumin, and egg.
Stuff peppers with cheddar cheese.
Wrap stuffed peppers with beef.
Grill on low heat (to melt cheese) until cooked or sear on both sides for 1 min and then pop into oven for 5 to finish.
In the mood for a little sweet, but don’t want to ruin your ratios for the day? Try these Mini Chocolate Garbanzo Bites! They are a sweet treat that won’t send your calories through the roof and keeps your ratios in check!
1 1/4 cups canned chickpeas, well-rinsed and patted dry with a paper towel
Make your “Cauliflower Flour” by grated a head of cauliflower as fine as possible. (A food processor works great!) Put in microwave safe bowl, cover with plastic, and cook on high for 7 minutes. Let cool, then soak up excess liquid with with a tea cloth or paper towel.
Add egg, seasonings, and 1/4 cup Mozzerella cheese to the cauliflower flour. Stir until the mixture forms a ball. Then transfer to greased pizza tray. (I like to use olive oil spray!) Cook at 450 Degrees for 12-15 min.
While Pizza crust is cooking prepare toppings. Sautee veggies and cook meat, because they won’t have time to fully cook.
When crust is ready add pizza toppings and remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella. Cook until Cheese Melts! (About 7-10min)
1/2 Pizza (with sausage, cheese, peppers, and onions)= 395 Calories, 18g Fat, 9g Carbs, 4.4g Fiber, and 37g Protein!
This is one that I stole from my Dad. His grandfather grew Zucchini in the backyard. Homegrown Zucchini can be HUGE, but if you don’t grow it yourself,
Start by cutting in half the largest Zucchini’s you can find and bake them in the oven at 375 for 20 min.
Then carve out the centers using a large spoon.
Then here’s your time to get creative. You can use pizza sauce, spaghetti sauce, or I chose to use a red and a green hot salsa from a local merchant at the Nashville Farmers’ Market.
Top with your favorite cheese. If you are trying to watch your calories, non fat mozzarella is always a good option. You could even add pepperoni, sausage, onions, peppers or any of your favorite pizza toppings.
Bake for 10-15 more minutes until the cheese is melted.
And you have the a veggie disguised as pizza. Something even the pickiest kiddo would at least try!
Sorry to my vegetarians out there. I served my vegetarian side dish with some steak! 😉
Rather than going out and getting a Burger, you can make a burger at home with sauteed mushrooms and onions and a gourmet side.
A twice baked sweet potato is an awesome healthy side dish that is super easy to make. First take a sweet potato and zap it in the microwave for about 3 min. Then take the insides and mix them with half a cup of trader joe’s red pepper soup, (you can buy it in the broth isle) spinach, and Parmesan cheese. Stuff it back into the potato skin, zap it for 2 more min and you have a yummy veggie side dish for about 170 calories!
Easy, healthy, and quick! Even you veggies out there can use this one 😉