Grilling season is upon us, so it’s time to prep the patio furniture, fire up the barbecue, mix up iced drinks, and create extra special burgers without grains, sugars, and other unhealthy additives. Here’s my simple guide for a Maximized Burger Feast that your family and friends will enjoy while you maintain your Advanced Plan goals.
Start with a healthy replacement for hamburger buns, cook up nutrient-richer meat either grass-fed beef or organic turkey burgers, replace traditional relishes with salsa or guacamole, pile up lots of colorful organic vegetables, and top with simple sauces made from healthy oil bases to optimize taste and nutrients; you can even skip using ketchup or mustard. To add even more veggies to your burger, substitute the meat patties for Chickpea Sweet Potato Burgers, or Black Bean Sliders.
- Grass-fed Beef or organic Turkey burger patties
- dash of sea salt and ground black pepper (optional)
- sliced organic turkey bacon (optional)
- sauteed, caramelized or raw organic onions, sliced
- organic lettuce or spinach
- dill pickles, sliced
- organic tomatoes and/or peppers, sliced
- cooked organic mushrooms, sliced
- organic cheddar cheese, sliced
Salsas & Sauces (optional)
- Best-Ever Salsa, Fire Roasted Salsa, or Award Winning Salsa
- Southwest Guacamole
- All-Natural BBQ Sauce
- mayonaise, Vegenaise, or Chipotle Mayo
- Mix up a fresh batch of Maximized Grainless Rolls (about 1 hour), or get your freezer batch out to thaw.
- Form and marinade your choice of lean meat patties in a combination of olive oil, lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, and anti-cancer spices like tumeric and garlic. Season with a dash of salt and a dash of pepper, as preferred, and cook at lower temperature.
- Spoon on your favourite salsa or guacamole on top of the bun and cooked meat patty.
- Stack up a selection of colorful organic vegetables.
- Drizzle over your favourite sauce(s).
- Add a side dish of maximized fries (Sweet Potato Wedges), or your favourite salad.
Have fun preparing your best homemade maximized burger, and post your photo(s) in the comments below or to my Facebook Page. Let the grilling begin!