It is so easy to eat healthier than being trapped on a commercial diet to follow. The more you adopt a “diet” plan, the hungrier you get. However, when you eat healthy daily, it becomes your way of life and the extra pounds begin to disappear unnoticed. Of course, we also need to move around to help, incorporating daily walks, runs, visiting the gym or anything that won’t keep us all day sitting on a couch.
Please don’t be intimidated by the ingredients list, these two recipes are very easy, quick and super delicious, not to mention that they fill you up for quite some time. Try them!
Approximate Prep and Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Approximate Cost: $9.55 (or $4.76 for a burger and a smoothie)
Ingredients for the Chicken Burger (6.45)
2 multigrain burger buns (.40)
½ lb. of 95% ground chicken ($2.20)
1 ½ tsp. Angie’s Dry Seasoning (or the one of your choice) (.30)
1 tbsp. of seasoned bread crumbs (.20)
1 tbsp. of dried chopped onions (.20)
1 large tomato in slices (.50)
2 cups of Salad greens, kale or spinach (.60)
1 Avocado ($1.00
2 slices of any hard French cheese or Manchego (.65)
1 tbsp. olive oil for sautéing the burgers (.40)
Couple of basil leaves
Ingredients for the Smoothie 3.10
1 c. cubed frozen Mango ($1.00)
1 c. frozen cubed Watermelon (.65)
1 inch of peeled chopped ginger (.20)
1 ½ c. Pomegranate juice ($1.25)
Directions for the Burgers
In a bowl add the ground chicken, dry seasoning, dried onion and bread crumbs. Mix only until all ingredients blend. Divide in two, make 2 balls and flat them as burgers.
Cut the tomatoes and avocado and divide your 2 cups of salad greens for the burgers.
Stuff the basil leaves inside the burgers and cook the burgers until golden. Turn the heat off, add the cheese on top and cover for about a minute until melt. Then uncover and allow them to rest for a few minutes while you prepare the smoothies.
Directions for the Smoothies
Add these ingredients to your blender or Nutri-Bullet; the frozen mango, watermelon and the peeled and chopped ginger. Fill the cup with about 1 ½ cups of pomegranate juice and blend.
Angie’s Dry Seasonings Link:
Add ½ cup of Greek fat free yogurt and a handful of kale greens or any other fruit for a healthier smoothie.
Serve the burgers with gluten free, quinoa and herbs chips.
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