Thursday, May 5, 2011

Quick, Easy & Healthy Dinner

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{unexpected guest at dinner}

When we want a quick, easy and healthy dinner we usually go for something like this. A no fuss burger (grass fed), sweet potato fries, a light salad and wine. If we had more time we probably make lettuce wraps for the burgers and if we wanted to splurge we might add a little cheese.

Here's the breakdown:
-Clean and slice1-2 sweet potatoes (depending on their size) into 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch thick pieces--we like them thicker.
-Season them with salt, pepper or a seasoning of your choice (we like 'Slap Your Momma') and bake them on a baking sheet in olive oil for around 10 min in a 450 degree oven. Toss them around at 10 minutes and cook for another 10 minutes or until brown on both sides. The darker and crispier the better.
-Make a easy salad. We just used what was in the fridge. We peeled and chopped cucumber, added chopped tomatoes and sliced avocado. Then we tossed them in a citrus olive oil with fresh dill and a little salt and pepper.
-Buy about a pound of grass fed beef, make them into patties and BBQ them for 15-20 minutes.
-Pour a small glass of wine and enjoy!
Healthy and easy.

26 comments:

Antonia at Swedish Love Affair said...

What I really like about this post is the doggy!

downtownchicagobarbie said...

Your quick dinner sounds like something that I would eat. Your doggy is so cute...

Kastles said...

What is grass fed beef? I have never heard of it. Which is weird because where I live in Canada our province is known for it's beef, haha. Lettuce wraps is a good idea too.
<3 Kastles

Mary @Delightful Bitefuls said...

Mm mmm! Looks dee-lish!

You know me... I love a healthy dinner - helps me justify dessert ;)

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

Marie said...

Those sweet potato fries look soo good.. I'm going to try in the oven.. Thanks for sharing!! Also need to try that seasoning. lol

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Josie said...

This looks DELICIOUS -- the perfect early-summer dinner.
xo Josie
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Taylor Marie said...

This looks delicious! I will have to add this to my must-make dinner list!

Lauren said...

A very cute unexpected guest!! That is a fabulous salad!

Laurenlovestoshare

sara said...

quick, easy and healthy - my three favorite things to hear about a meal! (along with delicious, of course)

Lauren said...

moving to CA at the end of the month and cannot wait for beautiful avocado like that!!

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

That looks so light, refreshing and perfect for summer! Avacados in CA are really the best and most affordable in sunny CA...love it!

Liesl :)

Carolyn said...

mm that looks so fresh and delicious. love it :)

Yelena Starikova said...

Looks Amazing!!! I do similar Dinner most of the times!!! Chin Chin!!!
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Caroline said...

Looks all together delicious!! MMM!

November Grey said...

Yummy! This is pretty standard in our fam too. Although we always do turkey burgers. And since the hubs has recently started importing & exporting wine... well, we're never without! Lucky me! :)

Great pix. Cute doggy.

Dylana Suarez said...

Sounds totally delicious!

xoxo,

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Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

a very well-balanced dinner ~ especially with the wine! :)

Lainey said...

This is my go to healthy meal too. But it's still so appealing because it's essentially a burger and fries without the fat.

Dancing Branflake said...

Looks and sounds delicious. Love sweet potato fries!

Style-Pursuit said...

I couldn't agree more! There's just nothing like such no-fuss recipes! DELICIOUS! :o)

x

A Fine Balance said...

this looks super yummy!
Did you put any seasoning on the burgers? (just curious :))

taylor said...

i make a similar dinner with turkey burgers, roasted green beans, and the sweet potato fries. it's so tasty that i forget it's actually healthy, too!

Alexandra Steinmetz - Champagne and Chiffon said...

I love your posts about healthy food! I try to eat pretty cleanly most of the time and I always find your posts so inspiring!

Elle Croft said...

Looks delicious - now I'm hungry!! ;-)

Susan said...

hmmm, looks yummy! :)
xoxo

Silver Daisy Designs said...

Yummm I'm lovin avocado lately. Also loving your nail polish!! xo

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