Hi there, Journal & Friends,
I don't often post recipes, but it's time for another Friday Favorites!
So I wanted to share a recipe that I tried for the first time, and LOVED! I didn't invent it, but only discovered and tried it this week:
Cheeseburger in a Bowl!
It was yummy.
It was easy.
It was fast.
It was healthy.
It was lo carb, lo fat, lo cal.
What's not to like?
I forgot to take a photo of my bowl, so I'll link you up to the lady from whom I stole the recipe, LOL!
I found Patty's recipe in the recipe section of Active LowCarber Forums (HERE).
I don't "do" chipotle, so you can vary it any way you like. I make up hamburger patties and cook and freeze them, so I just used one of those heated and crumbled, with cheddar cheese.
Here is a link to photos of Patty's Cheeseburger in a Bowl.
Mine turned out to have a little less hamburger and more veggies than Patty's, but it was still absolutely delish! I will definitely have it again, being so quick, easy and yummy. And honestly, I didn't miss the calorie/carb laden bun one bit.
Tip: I don't like my dishes "dry", and used to get way too many calories in the dressings and mayo. Now what I do is use a tip I read about online... thin your condiments.
The originator of this tip (Dr somebody? who writes a column?? can't remember) uses water to thin with... you still get the flavor yet with less calories. OR, if you are like me and like lots of dressing, you get lots of dressing with NO MORE calories.
My Tip: Instead of water, which makes the condiments a little on the thin side, I use Chia Gel. It is virtually tasteless, yet has the viscosity about the same as most condiments. Plus, it is full of healthy Omega 3's.
Easy-peasy to make Chia Gel: 2 cups water into jar with lid. Add 1/3 cup chia seed. Shake up, sit 5 minutes, shake again, refrigerate. Voila. Instant healthy goo to thin stuff with. :-D
If you try a Cheeseburger in a Bowl, I'd love to hear how it turned out, and what substitutions you chose.
From Dr Phil's book: "You must carve out time in your life for tension-reducing activities."
My verse for today: "That my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever."
My quote for today: "Sacred cows make the best hamburger." --Mark Twain
Enjoy the Journey,