Fancy a Burger?!

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So my South African hubby was begging for some red meat and was craving it so badly that he started messaging me with this lovely photos of roast beef and other meat photos… point taken! I’m not a big meat eater myself but I thought I’ll spoil the family and prepare a nice cut of meat for the family Sunday night dinner. So instead of the traditional Sunday lunch roast we had our “roast” for dinner, I also wanted to use the leanest piece of meat so I decided to go with a fillet steak, yummy.

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As in the RESET plan we are on a low-carb, low GI diet and with the latest craze of bun free burgers, I decided to combine the two and create (inspired by my husband’s pictures), an bread free steak sandwich.

Now if you know my husband, he likes his burger the Kiwi way… with pineapple, egg and avocado. Having that all in mind I started making dinner.

Steak was slightly oiled and sprinkled with salt and freshly ground black pepper, avocado was sliced, the egg was softly fried (you can also use a hardboiled egg if you prefer) but hubby likes the soft running egg yolk . Then I sliced both a green apple for myself and pineapple for hubby (I decided not to incorporate fruit such as pineapple into my diet, since it has sugar and a GI-index of 66 which is medium high).

High-GI foods, over 70, will raise your blood sugar and insulin levels quickly. Low-GI foods, with a ranking of 55 or below, will have a far less significant effect on your blood sugar and insulin levels. Pineapple falls within the upper-half of the medium GI range of 56 to 69, that’s why I choose not to use it.

There are lots of other ways for substitute your bread in your favourite meals:

  • Sweet potatoes: sliced with the skin on and roast. Place your burger, steak, roast beef, chicken or tofu in between two slices to create a bun style.
  • Green leaves: use round lettuce, romaine lettuce, Swiss chard and cabbage to serve as a low-calorie, fibre-filled wrap alternative for an array of tasty fillings.

Stuff the leaves with quinoa and mince chicken /turkey, some herbs and spices and cook in tomato sauce, or just fill some endive leaves with cottage cheese and walnuts or egg mayo for an easy snack. Use the shredded chicken from the RESET plan with some avocado, baby tomatoes, radishes, chopped coriander and a squeeze of lime.

  • Seaweed / nori: One sheet of the dehydrated seaweed has just 5 to 10 calories, along with 1 gram of fibre. It’s also a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C and iron.
  • Cauliflower bread or pizza crust: recipes to follow during the week.



So many things I want to make and try! More recipes for green leaves wraps and cauliflower pizza to follow during the week.

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Keep warm and eat some delicious healthy food.


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