Spring is officially here, and soon we’ll be graced with endless summer barbeques and burgers as well. But, this time of year it’s beneficial to cleanse your life and lighten your load, which includes choosing foods that support this change. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy delicious and satisfying meals… it’s just about making some healthy swaps and changes.
This is an all-beef burger loaded with the works: lettuce, tomato, and avocado (maybe not your typical “loaded burger”) and void of the carb-filled roll and heavy cheese. And the fries are baked, not deep fried, and made from nutrient-dense sweet potatoes. It’s also super quick and easy to make, and you don’t even need a grill!
I’m not good with measuring out ingredients, so bare with me and season to taste. Check out the recipe below and have yourself a nice burger and fries… the healthy way.
1 package of organic, hormone-free, all-natural ground beef
1 organic egg
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
2 medium sweet potatoes
Preheat oven to 375. Slice up sweet potatoes into thin slices and arrange on a cookie sheet so that no slice is overlapping. Drizzle with olive oil and sea salt, cook for 20 minutes, and then flip sides. Cook for another 20 minutes before raising the heat to broil and cook for a final 5-10 minutes.
While the sweet potatoes chips are baking, mix the beef, egg, nutritional yeast, sea salt, and garlic powder together. Then mold the mix into 4 patties.
On a heated pan, cook the burgers for approximately 8 minutes (I also don’t always follow the clock). Then flip and cook on other side for and additional 10 minutes and flip back over until thoroughly cooked.
Once everything is finished, top the burger with lettuce, tomato, avocado and a sprinkle of sea salt and toss some chips onto your plate. Use any other toppings and condiments you like, such as onion, mushrooms, organic ketchup, and/or mustard and enjoy!