Burgers And Towers And Spinach

There’s something so…so…so summer, about barbecuing isn’t there? Regardless of the actual season, lighting that grill outside (sometimes in very sub-zero temperatures – but nevertheless with a blue sky around here!) just brings something different to supper prep.

Last week burgers hit the menu. They’re a fave around here but they needed a little something extra…something new…something…green. It’s common in our home to hear the phrase “stop eating all the veggies and save room for supper“. The plate of (go-to) peppers, cucumber, and carrots adorns the table every night. Every. Night. They kids love ’em and they’re a quick way to ensure they eat a ton of roughage while hitting the daily recommended intake of many nutritional requirements.

The more colour in your meal, the more vitamins and minerals, too!

However, did you know that eating a veggie high in iron while eating a meat high in the same will dramatically increase the absorption of said mineral?

True story.

So, last week spinach (which we buy in abundance!) was included in the burger patties. A slight fuss was kicked up by a certain five year old but once he took a bite, realized I was in fact speaking the truth when I said “you won’t even taste it“, he gobbled it up. That, an egg, some pepper, and salt were all it took to create a yummy, family, budget, healthy wholesome meal. (Some wrapped their burgers in lettuce instead of a bun which has become commonplace here.)

Oh, that tower in the background? Those rounds hit the grill too…seasoned with a little Club House la Grille Chicken Seasoningeggplant (aubergine, if you will) was on the table too. It is so good for you – high in stuff like potassium, folate, and dietary fibre and low in stuff like calories, fat, and cholesterol. And, it’s delicious with that wee bit of grill char flavour. Just throw ’em on the BBQ for a couple minutes on each side and you’re good to go. They can easily re-grill to perfection if you can’t eat the whole thing in one sitting.


Oh? And our (other) side? Carrots, potatoes, and onions. Chopped and chunky, tossed with just a bit of EVOO and sprinkled with salt and coarsely ground pepper. The natural sugars released by the carrots are enough to leave the whole family coming back for more. (If you are strictly Paleo or Wheat Belly/grain free as some of us here are, of course the potatoes are optional!)

These guys need about 40 minutes at 350 in a pre-heated oven.


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7 Responses to Burgers And Towers And Spinach

  1. ilophoto says:

    Love it! You know what you should do!!!! Share your menus from week to week. I think it would help your readers out. (I’m being selfish by asking this, FYI) 🙂

  2. Jenn says:

    I agree!–Menus would be great!-LOL!!! I’ve never made anything with Eggplant, for some reason I’m scared!-LOL!!

  3. Ashleigh says:

    Don’t be afraid…but BBQ-ing is best I think. Ummmm…except for the one time about 6 wks ago when I lit a few on fire…so…the moral to that story is not to cut them too thin and keep an eye on them if/when on the grill. 🙂

  4. Ashleigh says:

    And by “on fire” I mean it was smoking like crazy several minutes after I took it off the BBQ and the boys asked me if someone was smoking in the house. BAHAHAHAHA.

  5. Jenn says:

    HAHAHA!!!!–You don’t have me feeling any sort of confidence you know??–LOL!!!

  6. Candice says:

    I just want to tell you that I love reading your recipes! I’m a bit of a health nut too and you’ve given me so many great ideas. Thanks for sharing!!

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