Healthy Lunch Ideas: Burger & Jicama Fries
Some things just go well together: eggs and bacon, peanut butter and jelly, chocolate and… well anything haha, and burgers and fries!
I have been having major burger cravings lately now that it is grilling season. Typically the burger and fry combo gets a super unhealthy grade but I have found ways yet again to make a delicious dish fat loss friendly!
First let’s have a look at the burger….
Fat Loss Friendly Burger
You can use either lean ground beef or ground turkey. I like to chop up onion and garlic and mix that into the patties as well as pepper, cayenne pepper, and red pepper flakes if I feel like spicing it up. I can usually get 4 burgers out of one package of meat. After cooking thoroughly on the grill I place it on a whole romaine lettuce leaf along with tomato, avocado, spicy mustard, and occasionally crispy bacon!
Now for the fries you must keep an open mind…
I used to make sweet potato fries a lot but still found them to be kind of heavy. Coach Kate posted a butternut squash fry recipe which is delicious. I recently discovered another option, jicama!
Jicama is a root vegetable which is not at all starchy.
The texture is somewhere between an apple and a raw potato. It is a great source of vitamin C and fiber. You can spice them up however you like. Here is the recipe that I used.
- 1 medium jicama
- 1 Tbsp lime juice
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- ½ tsp chili powder
- ½ tsp cilantro
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Peel the skin off of the jicama and cut up into fry sized pieces.
- Toss all ingredients together in a bowl and place on a foil lined cookie sheet.
- Bake for about 30 minutes, turning fries over halfway through cooking time.
Healthy Lunch Tip: Ask for no bun and extra lettuce and that burger or sandwich quickly becomes fat loss friendlier 😉