Friday, March 20, 2009

How does she DO that?

I've had a few incredulous looks when I've mentioned (bragged) about the hamburger-with-the-lot that I had last night. So how do you fit something like that into a healthy eating plan? Pfft. easy...

First, make your own hamburger - none of those mass-produced, full of who-knows-what patties you can buy from the supermarket. Ugh. I bought some heart-smart premium beef mince, took about 120g, added a little chopped onion and a dash each of soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce. You could add garlic, Tabasco, herbs or whatever. Squish it into a patty and cook on the ol' George Foreman grill.

Cook a couple of pieces of that 97% fat free bacon - it's not quite as good as the real thing, but you get the lovely bacony taste without too many extra calories, so shut up complaining. Cook some sliced onion in a non-stick pan with a little olive oil and when that's done, "fry" up an egg.

Next, get a fresh multigrain roll (not a giant-sized one...) and cut about a third off the bottom. Give the rest to your husband to eat with honey or PB later on.... Toast the piece of roll if you like, throw it on a plate and add a big handful of mixed salad leaves, some sliced tomato, and top with the hamburger, bacon, egg and onion. A squirt of BBQ sauce, some salt and pepper and you're done.

Yes, you need a knife and fork to eat it, due to it not having any bread on top, but so what?

The great thing about this is, the rest of the family can have hamburgers too - I just give them "proper" hamburger buns and normal bacon (that reduced fat stuff is EXPENSIVE!). They get a slice of cheese too, which I chose to skip. And I have extra salad on the side - gotta cram in those veggies! I get what seems like a decadent meal, but really isn't, and my husband and sons are all extremely happy.


If I wasn't restricting calories, I'd add some spicy wedges on the side. As it was, my dinner came in at 383 Calories. 40g of protein, 24g of carbs and 14g of fat. Not bad.


ss2306 said...

Yeah baby. Sounds like my kind of dinner. I think we'd get on just fine living in the same house!

I'm working on getting to Filex for a catch up.

Shar said...

Sounds great Kek, very tasty.

Thanks for sharing
Shar x

Kathryn said...

I prefer the fat free bacon - since I don't like the fat on bacon anyway :)

And the bread, that's just unnecessary.

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