Bison Burgers and Kale

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Hi loves! I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend, It was so much fun having Lainee out here! We went to the gym, ate Quest bars, shopped, and shot TONS of photos! I can not wait to share them with you guys. So get ready for lots of outfit pics ūüôā

So I recently discovered that Trader Joe’s carries bison burgers and I could not be happier. ¬†We don’t eat very much red meat, but when we do bison is our number one choice. So why bison? There are just oh so many reasons, but what it breaks down to is that bison is leaner and healthier than beef (and turkey for that matter). ¬†According to the USDA, a grass-fed, 3-ounce bison patty has 152 calories and 5 grams of fat, while a 90 percent lean beef burger averages 184 calories and 12 grams of fat. ¬†Even a lean turkey burger can’t measure up at 176 calories and 10 grams of fat. ¬†Beef sirloin is also higher in saturated fat, with 5 g, compared to 2 g of saturated fat in bison sirloin. ¬†Lower saturated fat equals a healthier heart, which is why doctors often suggest bison in place of beef for patients who need to lower their fat intake (and reduce their risk of heart disease). ¬†Bison also has just as much protein as beef (23 g vs 24 g in beef) and tastes the same, which means that you aren’t sacrificing protein or flavor for a healthier red meat! ¬†I paired our bison burgers with Trader Joe’s awesome ‘Cruciferous Crunch Collection”, a stellar blend of kale, brussels sprouts, broccoli, and cabbage. ¬†Cruciferous veggies are considered “super veggies” in the nutrition world. ¬†Packed with fiber, vitamins, and disease-fighting phytochemicals, cruciferous veggies have the ability to lower cancer risk and reduce the risk of harmful free radicals, so EAT UP!

Bison Burger – How to do it:

  1. Season with salt and pepper (I prefer to use Himalayan pink salt-more on why in another post)
  2. Cook at medium high heat for around 10-15 minutes (but cooking times will vary depending on how you like your burger)
  3. Serve with your favorite toppings-we went with avocado, tomato, and pickles! We do our burgers sans buns, but if you can’g imagine a burger without some bread, try some gluten-free goodness, like Udi’s¬†millet-chia bread or classic hamburger buns.

Cruciferous Sautee

  • 1 bag of Trader Joe’s¬†Cruciferous Crunch Collection (if you don’t have access to a Trader Joe’s you can buy kale, cabbage, brussels sprouts and broccoli and just make your own blend)
  • 1 Meyer lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbs olive oil

How to do it:

  1. Mince garlic
  2. If you have do not have the Cruciferous Crunch, roughly chop all of your veggies
  3. Heat olive oil on medium heat
  4. Add garlic to olive oil and sautee until lightly browned
  5. Add veggies and sautee for about 10 minutes until fully cooked
  6. Remove from heat
  7. Squeeze lemon juice over veggies, add salt and pepper to taste. Easy!

 




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