I got extremely creative in the kitchen yesterday! I was all pepped up after just passing my P’s test (yay! I’m a driver now! ) so I decided to spend a solid 3 hours in the kitchen preparing meals for the week. What a way to congratulate myself!
I can’t stress the importance of meal planning enough. Fail to plan = plan to fail. When I know all my lunches are prepared for the week it saves me money, time and it also saves me from eating something I shouldn’t. I also know the exact portion, calories, fat, protein and carbs that I am getting.
I made the usual baked chicken breast (which I just season with Moroccan, Cajun or Portuguese seasoning and bake), a spicy turkey casserole (recipe to come) and these delicious lean beef patties.
These are great as lunch, dinner or even a snack-on-the-g0 option as they are quite tasty cold too!
For lunch or dinner I would eat two or three patties with 1/2 a cup of cooked quinoa and 1 – 2 cups of steamed green veg. For dinner I would substitute the quinoa for sweet potato (about 100g is a good serve).
Give them a go and let me know what you think!
Lean Beef Patties (makes 10)
500g lean beef mince
Half a carrot, grated
Half an onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
Handful of chopped parsley
1/2 cup almond meal (or bread crumbs if you are not worried about carbs)
Chilli flakes, to taste
1 teaspoon of meat seasoning (I use one that has cumin, chilli, garlic and oregano in it)
1 tablespoon of dijon mustard
Salt & pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients and roll into 10 balls.
Cook for a few minutes a side until cooked through.