Portobello Cheddar Burgers

A delicious alternative to your typical grilled meats! Portobello burgers are an excellent substitute for a normal cheeseburger and are much healthier and cheaper! Best prepared on a grill, but can also be cooked in a frying pan on the stove.

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 4 Portobello mushroom caps (whole)
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • Pinch salt & pepper
  • 4 Whole wheat burger rolls
  • 4 oz cheddar cheese (sliced)
  • 1 tomato (optional)
  • Red onion (optional)
  • Lettuce (optional)
  • Avocado (optional)
  • Burger condiments (optional)

Directions

  1. Wipe mushroom caps clean with a papertowel. In a large plastic ziplock or a large mixing bowl, mix vinegar, oil, garlic, salt & pepper . Add mushrooms and let soak for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  3. Place mushroom caps on grill, smooth side up and grill until browned (5-8 minutes)
  4. Flip mushrooms over and grill for another 5-8 minutes until tender.
  5. Just before mushrooms are finished, add cheese slices to the mushrooms and grill until melted.
  6. Place on a roll (toasted if desired) and top with sliced tomato, red onion, lettuce, avocado and other condiments as desired!

Variations:

  • Try using other cheeses such as blue cheese or goat cheese.
  • Grill the mushrooms in the same fashion and use as a topper on pasta.

 

Grilled Asparagus

Grilled Asparagus

This is an incredibly quick and easy side dish to make that goes well with any grilled dinner!

Serves 4

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  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & pepper

Directions

  1. Trim the firm white ends off the asparagus using scissors or a knife
  2. Lay on a plate and coat with the oil. Season with salt & pepper
  3. Heat grill to high heat
  4. Grill until tender (approx. 3-5 minutes)
Green Eggs, No Ham

Green Eggs, No Ham

This quick to cook egg breakfast is simple to make, requires few ingredients, and will help fuel your day. The avocado is loaded with fiber and the sprouts add a nice crunch! Plus, who doesn’t love eating green foods? Like it spicy? Add hot sauce for some extra flavor!

Serves 1

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  • 1/2 tsp butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3 slices of Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/4 of an avocado, cubed
  • 1 small handful of sprouts

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a frying pan
  2. Crack egg in frying pan and scramble
  3. Once firm, lay slices of cheese on top and cook over low heat until cheese is melted
  4. Serve on a plate or in a bowl and top with avocado and sprouts

For added fiber and to give your day an extra boost, serve with a Berry Smoothie!