I’d like to start this week of with a recipe ready for the grill. With this weekend being Memorial Day, I thought being prepared is the way to go 🙂
You can find this recipe HERE
The sweet, savory pairing of onions, red bell peppers and apples works so well with the earthy flavors of turkey. This recipe yields 4 servings.
Calorie-free pan spray, as needed
4, 4 oz. turkey burgers, extra lean variety
1 medium onion
1 medium red bell pepper, julienne slices
1 medium apple, peeled, cut into quarters
1 Tbsp. apple sauce (unsweetened)
1/4 tsp. cumin, ground
1/4 tsp. black pepper, as desired
Lettuce, as desired
4 each burger buns, whole grain
1. Heat grill or broiler.
2. Spray onions, peppers and apples with pan spray, place on grill or under a broiler and cook until all pieces are slightly charred and beginning to soften.
3. Cool vegetables and apples slightly, then mince all grilled items and place in a small bowl.
4. Add apple sauce, cumin and pepper to bowl and toss to blend. Allow to stand covered while you prepare your burgers.
5. Prepare turkey burgers on grill or under broiler. Place burgers on a bun and spread a portion of the onion-apple relish over each burger. Top with tomato slices and lettuce if desired.
Variations and Serving Suggestions:
Substitute extra-lean ground beef for the turkey burgers, or use the Nutrisystem® Flame Broiled Beef Patty or Nutrisystem® Grilled Chicken Breast, then top with relish. Yields 4 servings.
Now for my feelings this week. The food is starting to grow in me. The more I eat the better it seems to get LOL I think it’s because I’m just so used to eating crap and foods that are loaded with bad things. I didn’t loose alot this week, but I did lose. It’s hard to eat right when I watch the rest of the family eating the things I can’t. It just means that my will power needs to be that much more. Even though I have’t lost alot I already feel better. I’m sleeping better and feel more awake when I am up during the day. I think I’m finally at a point where I believe I can do this. I know it’s taken 2 weeks. But I’m there.
Something I did notice this week on one of my “cheating” moments. My husband ordered pizza and forgot that I couldn’t eat it. So he ordered me one as well. Now I don’t eat the whole pizza to myself I share with my daughter and it normally takes 2 days to eat it all. So anyhow, he ordered the pizza and felt really bad once he remembered that I couldn’t eat it. I decided to go ahead and have dinner with the family. Even though I knew I shouldn’t be eating it. Now Im not going to lie. It tasted AMAZING! Now here is the crazy part. I normally can eat 3 pieces and a couple bread sticks. This time however I only ate one and a half pieces and one bread stick! I was so full. I even took some of the things I’ve already learned , and put them to good use. Even though I had that second piece of pizza on my plate once I got full I stopped eating. I didn’t keep eating for the sake of not wasting food. I am slowly learning that it’s ok to walk away.
Something else I’ve found helps me with my snacking. If 15 pieces of something is 100 cals. take out those 15 pieces and put the rest away. Then walk over to where I’m going to eat them. You will always eat more then you should if you have a open bag of something next to you. SO remember, only take what you need then put the rest away. It really does help with the grazing 🙂
So with my new resolve I hope to come back to you all next week with amazing numbers. I’ll make sure to take one of my patties with my for the grill and a whole wheat bun.
Week #1 loss: 3.7 pounds
Week #2 loss: 0.5 pounds
Total loss to date: 4.2 pounds
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