This dinner was the perfect combo of flavors and textures!
Chicken Burgers with Maple-Sweet Collard Greens –
For the chicken burgers, we ground up some of the dark meat from a whole chicken (the one from the brining video!) using our Cuisinart meat grinder attachment. No skin was involved, so it was just the meat. About 135 kcal for a 4 oz burger. Then we (well, the husband) formed them into patties and broiled them for 10-12 minutes, until the meat was done.
I topped my burger with 1/2 a slice of muenster cheese, 1/2 an oz or so of avocado, mustard, ketchup and jalapeño. The best part of the whole burger? The homemade potato bun!
I LOVE collard greens!!!!!!!!!! They are so chewy! We removed the stems, cut them into bite size pieces and sauteed in some cooking spray. Thrown into the mix were 4 dates, chopped, and 2 tsp of maple syrup. There’s nothing like savory veggies made sweet!
All together with hot tea and a vitamin:
This dinner was about 460 kcal, 9 grams fiber and 35 grams protein.
I had a big mug of Kashi H2H this afternoon with 3 oz of warmed vanilla hemp milk. It was 2 servings of cereal, but I wanted to finish the bag so I topped it off!
I know we’ve talked in the comments some about feeling hungry and snacks. I have observed that from 4-5 p.m., no matter what I have for lunch or what I have for snack, I am always hungry. After this cereal I was still feeling that empty feeling but I knew I just needed to digest. At 5:00 on the dot, my “hunger” went away. I’m often more hungry at 4:30 than I am at 7:30 for dinner! So strange, but a very important observation. Perhaps not even real hunger?? They say if you have to ask yourself if you’re hungry that you’re not. That it’s probably some other sensation. If I didn’t know this about myself I might eat like a bottomless pit from 4-5 every day, but I know that it’s just my body going through some kind of transition.
Early day tomorrow – then Chem lab ( 👿 ) in the afternoon so it’s gonna be a long one. We’re doing titration. And in our lab prep it says “This is a very long lab. You might not even finish so it’s important to be organized.” Now that’s just want I want to hear 😥
Off to read and stuff.