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Portobello Mushroom Bun with Grass-fed beef burger

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Why Dr. Hoody endorses this healthy bunless burger!

Portobello Mushroom Bun Burgers with Guacamole is a delicious, nutritious, bread-free, and low-cal burger recipe. Check out the ingredients and you will see that BBQ can be healthy.

Grass fed beef has 5x the omega-3 fats as grain fed beef and 2x the amount of linoleic acid, an active antioxidant. How cows are fed affects their nutritional value.

Eating a lot of bread can contribute to obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. We substituted bread with Portobello mushrooms, which are high in fiber, antioxidant and contain anti-inflammatory properties, but still have great taste due to their fat content. And 73% of that fat is the healthy monounsaturated type.

Use organic eggs when cooking. The extra cost is minimal, but the difference is tremendous. Each egg contains all the ingredients to make a complete full-grown chicken. That is the definition of whole food.

Avocado garnish is high in fiber, vitamin C, foliate and potassium. Onions are anti-inflammatory, high in fiber, have antioxidant properties and are high in vitamin C. Garlic has long been known to lower high blood pressure.

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Pecans, Goat Feta and Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

Strawberry Spinach with Pecans, Feta and Poppy Seed Salad Dressing is quick, easy and healthy.  Made with just 5 ingredients, it comes together in minutes.

Why Dr. Hoody endorses this recipe:

Now, this is a true summer delight. Strawberries and spinach are a classic together.  Spinach is low in carbs and a nutrient-rich vegetable and contains potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, folic acid and vitamins A, C and K1. It can decrease your blood sugar, blood pressure, and inhibit cancer and is a potent anti-inflammatory. Strawberries are also high in vitamins C and potassium, and can help prevent heart disease and can lower blood sugar. Pecans are the necessary crunchy element and that no good salad should be without.  Pecans are also a good of calcium, magnesium, potassium and contain protein and the healthy monounsaturated fats which can lower blood pressure.  Not into pecans?  Try swapping them out with slivered almonds or chopped walnuts. And goat feta cheese is low-fat. And if you use Cathy’s Gluten Free Poppy Seed Dressing, its Free from refined sugars.  Healthy, beautiful and always a crowd pleaser!

Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

Why Dr. Hoody endorses this recipe:

Poppy Seed Salad Dressing is a lovely sweet and tangy topping for fresh greens and fruit, like our Strawberry Spinach Salad.  Free from refined sugars, this dressing recipe makes a healthful addition to your salad.

Honey, especially raw honey, contains thousands more nutrients, including enzymes, than refined (clear) honey.  One easy way to know if it’s real raw honey – it should be cloudy and often contains gritty pieces.  And, real raw honey is always a bit more expensive.  But, we should be using a smaller amount anyway.

Cherry Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

Why Dr. Hoody endorses this recipe:

Cherries have fiber, potassium and many vitamins. They also contain anthocyanins which are bio active compounds that provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and pro cardiovascular. Cherries stabilize blood sugar due to their low glycemic index. They contain quercetin which protects your DNA and helps breast, prostate and fights lung cancer. And they can ease joint pain and also help you recovery from exercise.

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