A Healthy Grilled Chicken Burger

While it’s not technically summer, as soon as the weather warms up, it’s time to grill  But if you need something different than the usual hamburgers, what are your options?

This simple grilled chicken burger (with a butter lettuce wrap) is a delicious and simple way to enjoy something delicious while staying healthy.

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Ground chicken, an egg, red pepper flakes, garlic salt, ground almonds, and a little bit of pepper for flavor are the main ingredients.  Combine in a large bowl, hand shape the patties, and toss them on the grill.  It was seriously that easy!

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For toppings, we went with pepper jack cheese, red onions, and butter lettuce.  Add ketchup or mustard if you like, and you have a perfectly healthy–and delicious–burger.  When all six of us like it, including the youngest, we know we’ve made a keeper.

What are your favorite grilling recipes as you get ready for summer?  Share in the comments below!

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Recipe: Summer Salad

One of my favorite things about the lazy days of summer is putting off dinner until 8:00 at night.  I know, it’s not parenting at its finest, but I love getting in every last bit of summer fun outside!

But who really wants to prepare a full meal when it’s that late?  So, one of my go-to meals for this time of year is salad. And I love a big, good hearty  one with lots of “stuff” in it.  Seasonal speaking, salads are perfect for this time of year.  From romaine to spinach and berries galore.  Produce is fresh and cheap which makes it a great idea from  all aspects.

I created this salad recipe last week when I needed something patriotic-looking for our Independence Day festivities.  I wanted something fresh and healthy with red, white, and blue.  This salad was so good that I made it again last night to go with our grilled t-bone steaks.  Luckily the dressing makes about 16 servings so I had plenty left over.  Just make the dressing in a mason jar or another container with a lid, so you can save the extra as you won’t need it all for one dinner.  So easy to just throw everything into the bowl and pour on the dressing right before you serve it.  I hope you enjoy it as much as my family did!

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Salad:

5 Cups of Spinach

2 Cups of Strawberries, quartered

2 Cups of Blueberries

1 Cup of Gorgonzola crumbles

1 Cup of Walnuts, chopped

Dressing:

1 Cup of Olive Oil

1/2 Cup of Balsamic Vinegar

1 Garlic Clove, minced

1 Teaspoon of Oregano

Salt and Pepper