Hamburgers can exceed 800-1,000 calories when you eat them at a restaurant…and “lean” would never describe those belt breakers!  However, you CAN have your delicious burger & eat it too!  Simply changing to lean beef will cut your calories and saturated fat MORE than in half! Mix in great nutrition for both flavor and adhesiveness to your burger & don’t overcook it.  I like to use eggs, ground flax or almond or oat flour, mustard, onions, dry seasonings, salsa, fresh parmesan or asiago cheese, or sriracha.  This time, I used 2 lb. of lean beef, and made 2 separate “flavors”…some … Continue reading LEAN & HAPPY BEEF TIPS


Have you ever heard of Freekeh?  One of my clients discovered this wheat grain, and it is a powerhouse of protein and fiber!  Just one half cup (cooked) of this rice-like green wheat supplies 140 calories, with 8 gm of protein, and 4 gm of fiber! I am a HUGE believer in getting the most nutrition possible from your daily grains–and this one fits the bill!  Check it out for yourself at these links:  Freekehlicious, and the FoodNetwork. We made ours plain, and then enjoyed it with dinner (seasoned with rosemary, sea salt, and olive oil), and with breakfast the next … Continue reading PROTEIN POWERHOUSES…LET’S TALK BEEF & GRAINS!