BBQ, beer, and skeeter season are finally here! It’s time to dust off the picnic tables, get out your plastic party ware and fire up the grill! One of my all-time favorite past times is barbecuing in the backyard with old friends and reminiscing on memories. It doesn’t matter how hot or humid it is, being with my great company and grilling as the sun goes down is what life is all about.
Sometimes we forget that BBQ’s don’t have to be loaded with unwanted greasy calories. I’ve been working my ass off, literally, spinning, running, and yoga-ing, trying to get bikini ready! I’m ditching the chips, fries, and potato salad and opting for a big green salad with all my favorite local veggies! There are plenty of healthy alternatives to beef burgers– a la lamb, turkey or salmon that are just as (if not more) delicous! You can have fun topping it all off with homemade condiments. I love using condiments like dill mayo, wasabi mayo, or almond dip.
1/2 lb ground lamb
3 cloves garlic
1/4 cup leeks
1 tbsp ghee
2 tbsp Happy Hemp seeds, raw
1. Sauté garlic, leeks & ghee until golden brown
2. Mash above ingredients along with Happy Hemp seeds into ground lamb
3. Hand form into two large patties or three sliders
4. Toss on the grill & cook til desired