Hot Melt Burgers

Hot Melt Burgers

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Hot Melt Burgers
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Keto
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Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Keto
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, mix beef, bacon, garlic powder and salt and pepper together well. Form patties and place on a plate.
  2. In a large skillet, heat some plain olive oil or avocado oil over medium high heat to begin cooking the burgers.
  3. As the burgers are cooking, in another skillet, heat the ghee over medium high heat and sauté the mushrooms; adding salt and pepper.
  4. When burgers are done to your liking, pull them and place on a paper towel lined plate.
  5. To the burger pan, add the heavy cream and whisk getting all the little brown bits to form the gravy. As the gravy forms, turn down the heat to low and add the mushrooms to incorporate.
  6. Serve burgers with mushroom gravy over the top and Enjoy!
Mandarin Orange Teriyaki Chicken Salad

Mandarin Orange Teriyaki Chicken Salad

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Mandarin Orange Teriyaki Chicken Salad
Half of a peeled Mandarin Orange on a white marble surface
Course Salads
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servings
Ingredients
Course Salads
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Half of a peeled Mandarin Orange on a white marble surface
Instructions
  1. In a large zipper-topped plastic bag, combine chicken and teriyaki sauce; seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.
  2. Drain and discard marinade.
  3. Coat a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray; add chicken; cook and stir for 5 to 7 minutes or until no longer pink; transfer to a bowl; cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  4. In a large bowl, combine salad greens, frisee, chicken, oranges, carrot, almonds and green onion.
  5. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine remaining ingredients; shake well and drizzle over the salad; toss gently to coat.
Recipe Notes

NUTRITION per serving: 299 Calories; 13g Fat; 25g Protein; 22g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 49mg Cholesterol; 1066mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 3 Lean Meat; 2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fruit; 2 Fat. Points: 6

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

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Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
orange smoothie in a glass with a blue straw on a table next to a small decorative pumpkin
Course Smoothies
Cuisine Smoothie
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serving
Ingredients
Course Smoothies
Cuisine Smoothie
Servings
serving
Ingredients
orange smoothie in a glass with a blue straw on a table next to a small decorative pumpkin
Instructions
  1. In a blender, place all ingredients; blend until smooth and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

It's ok to add a tad more milk of your choice, if a thinner smoothie is preferred.

Pump in the nutrients by eating pumpkin!

Pump in the nutrients by eating pumpkin!

It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a tip, a trick and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh?

 

Today’s Focus is on PUMPKIN

It’s that time of year again! Pumpkins are popping up all over the place. You can hardly walk into a store of any kind without seeing one of these great orange orbs either used in the shop’s decor, or being sold in some capacity.

If you don’t go any farther in your consumption of pumpkins than a slice of pie at Thanksgiving, then boy oh boy are you missing out on some amazing (and delicious) nutrition.

Why are pumpkins so good for us?

Carotenoids: Just like carrots, pumpkins have a high level of carotenoids to thank for their orange color. These carotenoids help protect our eyes, can prevent premature aging and they can stave off disease. Sign me up!

Vitamins & Minerals: Pumpkin is rich in Vitamin C which can protect against cancer, Vitamin A which can boost immunity, Magnesium for healthy teeth and bones, Zinc which supports bone density and Potassium which can prevent cardiovascular diseases.

Fiber: Pumpkins are an excellent source of dietary fiber which helps keep us regular! This fiber also leads to healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

Low cal: Pumpkins are low in calories and fat.

Diuretic: Pumpkins act as natural diuretics, meaning they flush toxins out of our bodies.

Get happy: Pumpkins can aid in relieving depression thanks to their L-tryptophan containing flesh.

And don’t even get me started on how healthy pumpkin seeds are for you! I’ve dedicated a whole article on them recently.

I think we can agree that pumpkins are worth eating! But you might not want to hoe into one of the ornamental ones. Some pumpkins are meant for eating and some are only meant for decorating with!

 

That brings me to our Trick:

Don’t just reserve pumpkin for pies! Use pumpkin puree in place of oil in your baking recipes or even put some in your soups and chillis. The velvety texture is lovely but the taste is very mild.

 

And your Tip:

There is nothing wrong with eating pumpkin puree from the store as long as it is actually pumpkin. Yes, buyer beware! If you want to eat pumpkin for its health benefits, read that label. Making your own pumpkin puree is laborious but it’s not really that hard. And it freezes like a dream.

 

And your Pumpkin Recipe:

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Pumpkin Bean Soup
Course Soups & Stews
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Course Soups & Stews
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a blender, process cumin, black beans, onions, garlic, broth, and water at high speed until smooth.
  2. Transfer bean mixture to saucepan; stir in pumpkin and heat to boiling, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 5 minutes; season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Serve in bowls; sprinkle with chopped cilantro.
Recipe Notes

NUTRITION per serving: 110 Calories; 1g Fat; 8g Protein; 18g Carbohydrate; 6g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 367mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain (Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fat. Points: 2

SERVING SUGGESTION: Whole grain rolls and a big salad would be perfect!

Hot Melt Meatloaf

Hot Melt Meatloaf

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Hot Melt Meatloaf
two hands in oven mitts holding a stoneware loaf pan of meatloaf
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Keto
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
loaf
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Keto
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
loaf
Ingredients
two hands in oven mitts holding a stoneware loaf pan of meatloaf
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a skillet, heat the ghee and saute the onions.
  3. In a large bowl, with your very clean hands mix all ingredients--add the sauteed onions.
  4. Once everything is thoroughly mixed, put it in a loaf pan or muffin tin for smaller portions.
  5. Bake for an hour or until cooked thoroughly. Enjoy!

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