Dan & I started January 1st with the Biggest Loser Diet. Really it doesn’t feel like a diet. I’m not hungry, and I’m not keeping myself from my favorite tastes. I’m just watching how much I eat and how many servings of fruits, veges (4 per day minimum), meats/protein (3 per day) and grains (no more than 2 per day).
With that said, Dan & I have a new favorite dinner. It’s gluten free, delicious and a take off of two recipes in the Biggest Loser Cookbook.
1 pound ground turkey, extra lean (93% or leaner)
2 tbsps BBQ sauce
2 dashes of Adobo spices
Mix it all together. Make into patties, and grill or fry in a pan spritzed with Pam. Top with a presliced piece of cheese (half if the burgers are smaller), red onion rings, pickles, tomatoes, and lettuce. I like to put a thin swipe of magic mix on it too. Magic Mix is 2 tbsps mayo, 1 t mustard, 2 t ketchup (you can adjust this to taste).
Spicy Sweet Potato Fries
1 large sweet potato or 2 small sweet potatoes
Scrub the potatoes, and cut into thin julienne strips. Throw them into a bowl.
Top with 1 T EVOO, 2 T reduced fat parmesan cheese, dash each: paprika, garlic powder, black pepper, and a pinch of cayenne.
Mix potatoes with spices. Lay in a single layer on a cookie sheet covered with foil. Prespray foil with PAM to prevent sticking. Bake at 450 F for about 10 mins or so, flipping once. I like to dip them in ketchup.
As for serving size: Biggest Loser cookbook says each person should eat 3 oz of meat for the burger, but the pamphlet states each meal should have 8 oz of meat/protein per meal. I’m still a little confused there. I would say a good rule of thumb is nothing larger than your palm of your hand.