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What to Eat: 4th Of July Edition (2016)

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What to Eat: 4th Of July Edition (2016)

Happy 4th of July! I never take our freedoms for granted, and in the Land of the Free, we LOVE to grub. This year it falls on Phase 1 – so here are some BBQ-inspired recipes for your Independence Day cookout.

Cumin Beef Kebabs

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Phase 2 | Serves 4 | Prep time: 15 minutes | Total time: Overnight (includes marinating time)

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean beef sirloin, well trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup tamari
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 red onion, cut into 16 wedges
  • 16 small whole mushrooms

 Directions

  1. Combine the first four ingredients in a bowl. Season generously with pepper.
  2. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. If you’re using wooden skewers, soak them for 20 minutes before you grill (you’ll need about 8 skewers).
  4. Preheat the grill or broiler to medium-high heat.
  5. Thread beef, onions, and mushrooms onto skewers.
  6. Grill or broil, turning occasionally, about 6 minutes for medium-rare.

Spiced Turkey Burgers

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All Phases | Serves 6 | Prep time: 20 to 25 minutes | Total time: 30 to 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped finely
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • 6 sprouted grain buns

Directions

  1. Mix, by hand, all the ingredients and form into patties.
  2. Cook in a pan on the stovetop (or grill) until fully cooked, about 5 to 8 minutes on each side.

*Note: These can also be made into meatballs and baked in the oven. For Phase 2 omit the sprouted grain buns.

White Bean Dip with Bacon

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Phase 1 | Makes About 1 1/2 Cup | Prep Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 slices nitrate-free turkey bacon, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1⁄3 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (19-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon paprika
  • Dash of cayenne pepper

Directions

  1. Sauté the chopped bacon in a nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp.
  2. Remove the bacon from the pan with a slotted spoon, and set aside. Add the garlic and 1 tablespoon of the broth to the pan; cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  3. Add the remaining broth along with the beans; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, and simmer, uncovered, for about 3 minutes.
  4. Place the bean mixture and remaining ingredients (except the bacon) in a food processor and process until smooth.
  5. Spoon the mixture into a bowl, and stir in all but 2 tablespoons of the reserved cooked
    bacon. Sprinkle the dip with the remaining bacon and green onions just before serving.
  6. ½ cup is a protein portion for Phase 1. May also be used in Phase 3.

Fat-Burning Watermelon Slices

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Phase 1 | Serves 4 | Prep time: 5 minutes | Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups sliced watermelon
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 teaspoon lime juice

Directions

  1. Sprinkle the watermelon with chili powder and then pour lime juice on top.

Frozen Fruit Kebabs

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Phase 1 | Serves 4 | Prep time: 10 minutes | Total time: 3 hours (includes freezing time)

Ingredients

  • 4 cups mixed Phase 1 fruits (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, cubed pineapple and sliced kiwi work well)

 Directions

  1. Thread the fruit onto wooden skewers.
  2. Lay the skewers on a plate or tray, cover it with plastic wrap and freeze until you’re ready to serve (the fruit will be completely frozen in about 3 hours).

Peach-Strawberry Lemonade Spritzer

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Phase 1 | Serves 12 | Prep time: 25 minutes | Total time: 3 hours (includes chilling time)

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped peaches, plus more for garnish
  • 3/4 cup xylitol
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 cups ice
  • 16 ounces plain seltzer

Directions

  1. Combine the water, peaches and xylitol in a saucepan over medium-high heat.  Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 3 minutes.
  2. Pour the mixture into your blender and allow it to sit uncovered for 20 minutes to cool slightly. Add the strawberries.
  3. Secure the lid onto your blender and puree until smooth.
  4. Chill the mixture thoroughly (this will take a few hours in the fridge, or you can put it in the freezer to speed things up).
  5. Pour the mixture through cheesecloth or a fine metal sieve into a large pitcher.
  6. Stir in the lemon juice.
  7. Divide among 12 ice-filled glasses, and top with a splash of seltzer.
  8. Garnish with peach and strawberry slices and enjoy!

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