Staying healthy during the holidays is a bit of a challenge. There’s so much delicious temptation at your beck and call all day long.
Thankfully, there are some things we can do so we don’t fall completely apart at the buffet table. For example, tonight I’m off to a Christmas party with friends, but since I knew there would be treats and indulgence (I’m not skipping out on all the fun!) I made this morning count. I got up and went for a two mile sprint run as well as doing a 20 minute ab workout. After that I fueled up with my favourite spirulina smoothie. Also, before I leave for the party, I’ll also have a small snack.
The secret is to fuel up on protein before you go out to that special Holiday dinner or party. It keeps you just full enough not to be ravenous and eat everything, and also able to make smart, sane choices for the stuff you do want to try.
I made this chicken burger a few days ago and it is the simplest and quickest thing in the world to make. Perfect before you go out!
I crumble this on salads, eat it as a hamburger, or as is…it’s just a fabulous staple of my diet. Y’all know how I feel about protein. Makes 3 burgers.
I’m also super obsessed about this spice. It goes on everything.
Thai Chicken Burger
- 10 oz. canned chicken, cooked*
- 1 tsp Thai spice
- 1/3 red & orange pepper, diced small
- 1/3 c egg whites
Mix everything together in a bowl. Divide into 3 patties. Cook until middle is done. Serve warm.
Note: The egg whites will run off of the burger patty as it cooks. To prevent this, I just keep pushing the egg white against the patty with a silicon spatula.
*As far as the patty sticking together, ground, raw chicken would work even better. I used canned chicken because it was more convenient than thawing out ground chicken from the freezer.
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Hope your Christmas holidays are very merry!
What’s your current spice obsession? How do handle Holiday parties?
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