cheeseburger lettuce wrap

Healthy Meal Cravings

Healthy Meal Cravings Blog

For this week’s blog were doing something a little different. Ever have the goal to eat healthy, but you’re craving a whole pizza or a big ole’ greasy burger?

Here are some healthy recipes to help satisfy those cravings! Happy healthy eating!

Pizza Bites

– Pizza dough: 2 cups Gluten Free Flour and 8 oz. Greek Yogurt

– Top with sautéed, dice tomatoes + a spoonful of tomato paste

– Add feta cheese (lactose free)

– Season with thyme and oregano

– Bake at 400 degrees for about 8 minutes

Chicken Burritos (3 full size burritos)

Ingredients:

3 large flour tortillas

1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, chopped into bite size pieces

3/4 cups black beans, drained and rinsed (a little less than a whole can)

1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon cumin

cooking spray

6 tablespoons Mexican cheese blend, shredded

3 tablespoons salsa, plus more for garnish

3 tablespoons sour cream, plus more for garnish

Instructions:

1. Spray a large cast-iron skillet with cooking spray and heat on medium/high heat. Add chicken, onion, chili powder, and cumin and cook for 8 minutes or until chicken is done. Add black beans and cook 1 more minute while stirring and remove from heat.

2. Laying on flour tortilla flat, place 2 tablespoons cheese in center, then add 1/3 of the chicken mixture on top, then add 1 tablespoon of salsa, and 1 tablespoon sour cream. Roll tortilla in a jelly roll fashion, squeezing sides to ensure filling doesn’t fall out. Place seam side down on counter, and repeat with next 2 tortillas.

3. Heat a grill pan or clean skillet over medium/high heat and spray with cooking spray. Set tortillas into pan, seam side down. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until golden brown on bottom side, flip and continue cooking on that side until browned. Remove from skillet and place on a wire rack or plates to serve.

4. Serve with a side of sour cream (low-fat), guacamole, salsa, hot sauce, or whatever toppings your family prefers

Cheeseburger Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 6 slices American cheese
  • 2 large heads iceberg or romaine lettuce, rinsed then dried
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced thin
  • small red onion, sliced thin

Instructions:

  • Heat a grill or skillet on medium heat.
  • In a large bowl, mix together ground beef, seasoned salt, pepper and oregano.
  • Divide mixture into 6 sections then roll each into a ball. Press each ball down flat to form a patty.
  • Place patties on grill/pan and cook for approximately 4 minutes on each side or until cooked to your liking. (If using a skillet, only cook 3 at a time to avoid overcrowding).
  • Place a slice of cheese on each cooked burger. Place each burger on a large piece of lettuce. Top with spread (see recipe below), one slice tomato, red onion and whatever else you like. Wrap the lettuce up over the top and serve. Enjoy!
  • Spread: In a small bowl mix together all the spread ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to use.

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Now is the time to get rid of those unhealthy cravings and get creative with these healthier options!

Source: Outsmarting Your Brain With Nutrition Basics

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