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Avocado Bison Burgers

Skinny dinners can be easy to make…here’s one I love when I want a hearty beef tasting kick.

Remember to add some delicious avocados! They are high in healthy mono-unsaturated fats such as oleic acid. They also have anti inflammatory properties and are high in potassium, magnesium, and fiber.

Avocado Bison Burgers Recipe

Total Time: 45 minutes
Serves: 8

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb. ground 100% grass-fed bison meat
  • 2/3 cup finely diced shallots
  • 1/2 cup sliced scallions
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 tsp. fresh thyme (or 1 tsp. dried thyme)
  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper
  • 4 large pieces of iceberg lettuce
  • 1 whole avocado cut into large pieces
  • 1 large tomato cut into slices

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients together.
  2. Form 8 patties
  3. Chill in refrigerator for about 10-20 minutes to firm up.
  4. Grill over high heat until cooked through to medium.
  5. Serve hot on an Ezekiel bread or gluten free bun topped with lettuce, avocado and tomato slice (or for a grain free option, use butter lettuce leaves instead of a bun)

Bison is lower in fat, tastes like beef, and is usually grass fed…a REAL Skinny Life winner!

bison burger
Photo Cred: Dr. Axe

Love Avocados? Lower Your Cholesterol with Avocados!

Who knew? Just an avocado a day can significantly lower your cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease, a new study shows.

Avocados are rich in so-called healthy fats and other nutrients and the study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, shows the creamy fruit can work within weeks to lower cholesterol.

Nuts, olive oil, and avocados have have plaque-busting monounsaturated fatty acids — just another reason to add “good fats” to your diet!

In addition to monounsaturated fats, avocados contain fiber, phytosterols and polyphenols – all of which can help lower cholesterol. Avocados also contain natural sugars that may help regulate blood sugar. So next time you’re hungry, grab an avocado! Not only will it help fill you up, it is loaded with good fats and will lower your cholesterol.

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