Recipe

EatSmart Precision scale Review

Turkey Burger with Gruyere cheese and caramelized onions accompanied by baked sweet potato fries.

Ingredients

  • 1½  Pounds Lean Ground Turkey
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • ½ Tablespoon Chile Powder
  • ½ Tablespoon Dried Thyme
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt
  • ½ Teaspoons red Pepper flakes
  • 6 slices of Gruyere cheese
  • 3 whole wheat burger bread
  • 1 Tablespoon minced white onion

Directions

Combine the turkey, garlic, chile powder, thyme, Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, salt, minced onion and pepper into a large bowl.

After mixing form each patty into a round shape; Make 6 oz patties.  Use your thumb to make a small well in the center, on either side, of each turkey patty.  This will keep the patty from plumping up in the middle.

Preheat a large pan or skillet over medium heat.  Place the turkey patties in the pan and allow them to cook for approximately 7 to 8 minutes on the first side.  Do not press the patties with a spatula.  Next, carefully turn the patties over, place the cheese on the top of each patty and allow them to cook for another 3 to 4 minutes.

Once the patties are done and the cheese is melted, place each patty on a toasted bun.  Serve immediately.  Top with your favorite toppings.

 

EatSmart Scale Review

I was sent the EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale to review. As I’ve mentioned in previous post I will need a scale to measure my protein intake while prepping for Bikini Competition. I was so excited to receive this scale, and I couldn’t wait till I started preparation so I decided to use scale to measure the Turkey burger patties above.

Features:

Max weight is 11 pounds

Displays 4 different units-pounds, grams, kilograms, ounces

3 minute auto shutoff to preserve battery

Tare Feature; Subtract the weight of any plate or container

Comes with an EatSmart Guidebook to Calorie Counting (Which I plan on referencing a lot)

I really liked the attractive and modern design, I like the chrome color they sent me.  I love that it converts to different units to help with recipes that use different measurements. Also its compacted size is a bonus for me since it won’t take up too much space. I can even take it with me while traveling, that’s how light weight it is. It’s also very straight forward and simple to use,  power on/off set measuring unit , put item on scale and that’s it. You guys will be seen this scale a lot in my food preparation photos and videos.

Overall, if you are in the market for a budget scale that offers various weight measurements. Look no further.  The Eat Smart Precision Pro Scale will be sufficient in meeting these needs in quality, and afford-ability. You can find it here on sale at Amazon for just $25. Can’t get any better than that.

Thank you Karen Welby from Eatsmart for this opportunity.

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My take on Chipotle Mexican Grill’s adobo chicken bowl:

My Healthy take on Chipotle’s Chicken bowl.

Ingredients for Chicken marinade:

4 Chicken breast (about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds)
2 tablespoon Chile in adobo sauce
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Mix ingredients evenly and marinade overnight or at least 2 hours before cooking.

Brush a bit of olive oil on indoor grill and heat up grill on High for 5 minutes. Then add chicken breast and after 2 minutes lower temperature to Medium. Cook for 4 minutes on each side.

Then remove whole chicken breast and slice. Then cook for 1 more minute. Then remove and cut into cubes.

The BF’s plate and Modelo especial beer.

Serve grilled chicken with lettuce,Monterrey jack cheese,and guacamole over brown rice and black beans. Can also make chicken tacos!

ENJOY!

Pasta and Wine!

Got all these products at Trader Joe’s and came up with a simple quick dinner yet a classic. Turkey meat sauce with whole wheat penne pasta.

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound ground turkey
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1 pint small, sweet cherry tomatoes
2 shallots, chopped
4 cloves garlic
1 jar of prepared tomato sauce
2 table spoon shredded parmesan cheese
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
hot red pepper flakes and/or cayenne to taste
1 pound penne pasta

accompanied with a spring mix salad.

The BF picked this Yalumba shiraz  at Trader Joe’s to go along with our pasta dish. I’m not much a drinker but I definitely enjoy a nice glass of wine. This wine is an easy drinking and great table wine.  Pretty Straight forward.  Something that you can appreciate the very moment you open and enter your mouth. Soft and wild berries taste with a hint of cinnamon. Take some time to smell the fragrant and leave it in your mouth and slowly swallowing it while letting the palate take over your tongue. It was great and Trader Joe’s has a great deal on wines. This was right at $12. #Winner! Pasta and wine is a combination made in heaven!

BTW: I have a week of “normal” healthy eating before i start the complete clean eating for the Bikini prep. So Enjoying it!

Roasted sweet potatoes

INGREDIENTS:

6-8 medium sized sweet potatoes

1 red pepper, sliced

1 small onion sliced

1 tbsp. brown sugar ( I did’nt have any this time)

1 tsp. salt

1 tbsp. roasted red pepper flakes and garlic

2 oz. butter unsalted

2 tbsp. olive oil,

2 tbsp thyme

1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon

Recipe: Peel and slice the sweet potatoes to approximately 1/3-inch thick slices. Put them in a mixing bowl and toss them with the rest of the ingredients until they are evenly seasoned.

Arrange the sweet potatoes on a baking tray over parchment paper and bake them in a preheated oven at 375 F for about 25 minutes or until they are soft to touch but not mushy.

Enjoy with sautee ground turkey and salad.

What’s your favorite way to prepare sweet potatoes?

Pork Balls Noodle soup Recipe!

INGREDIENTS:

2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

1 tbsp minced ginger

1 tbsp minced garlic

2 tbsp chopped chives

1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce

1 tbsp chopped fresh chili pepper

Combined all ingredients with ground pork

Make little round balls

Put skillet on medium high heat. Put balls one a at time to brown for about 2 minutes on each side.

INGREDIENTS FOR BROTH:

6 cups of organic low sodium chicken broth

1- 16oz organic soba noodles

1/2 tbsp of sesame oil

1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce

1 tbsp fish sauce

1 tbsp fresh chopped chili peppers

1 tbsp chili paste

1 cup chopped scallions

one carrots sliced

one pound baby Bok Choy

Put 4 cups of water to boil and add soba noodles. cook for about 8 minutes. Drain and set aside.

In a large pot heat sesame oil, add chili peppers and carrots cook for 1 minute. Add soy sauce and fish sauce. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add bean sprouts (not pictured and optional). Add pork meat balls once broth is boiling and cover for 10 minutes.

Then add Bok choy and chili paste. Simmer for 5 minutes. Then in a soup bowl add noodles and then soup broth on top.

Final outcome, ENJOY!