BURGER BOWLS WITH SEMI-HOMEMADE RANCH DRESSING
HEALTY HOMEMADE BAGELS
16-ounces of clean spring mix
½ cup roasted pumpkin seeds
½ cup dried cranberries
Roasted butternut squash
Semi-homemade Ranch dressing
FOR THE BURGERS:
1 lb. ground beef
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
1 teaspoon each of salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder
1 tablespoon ketchup
¼ cup quick-cooking oats
Mix all the ingredients well in a large bowl and form into 4 hamburger patties. Grill or cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH
1 lb. fresh butternut squash, cubed
1 tablespoon of olive oil
½ teaspoon each of salt and pepper
Place the squash cubes in a bowl and toss with olive oil and salt and pepper
Place on a parchment-paper-lined cookie sheet and bake at 400 for 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.
SEMI-HOMEMADE RANCH DRESSING
1 packet of buttermilk ranch dressing or dip mix
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup mayo
Mix all together and refrigerate overnight or at least one hour.
How to build the bowls:
Divide spring mix evenly into 4 serving bowls. Next sprinkle pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, and roasted butternut squash over the spring mix. Place a burger patty in each bowl and drizzle with ranch. Delicious!
HEALTHY HOMEMADE BAGELS
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¾ teaspoon salt
2 (5.3 ounces) plain fat free Greek yogurt
1 egg white, beaten
Everything but the Bagel seasoning (can be purchased at Publix or Amazon)
Preheat the oven to 375. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, combine the first 3 ingredients, mixing well. Next add the yogurt and mix well. Place some flour on a work surface and turn the dough out onto the flour. Gently knead the dough (about 15 turns) and make a ball out of the dough. Cut it into 4 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball then use the palm of your hands to make rope out of the dough. Next connect each end so that there is a hole in the middle and place on baking sheet. Brush egg white on each side and sprinkle a gentle amount of seasoning on each side. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes. You can also do this with blueberry or strawberry yogurt and omit the seasoning.