Thanks to the 2012 Olympics, the world’s eyes are on London. Everything British is super cool and trendy! And, of course the Middleton gals, Kate and Pippa, are in the epicenter of hotness.
So, why not give your next BBQ a little Middleton-inspired flair?
The high-protein meal plan phenom, The Dukan Diet, was rumored to be the go-to weight loss regimen at last year’s Royal Wedding and now you can apply those same meat-loving principles to keep you slim in the summertime.
The Dukan Diet, which also reportedly helped Penelope Cruz and Jennifer Lopez shed their post-baby weight, is all about eating lean protein, while restricting other types of food.
For your next BBQ, Dukan nutritionist Simone Gloger has this suggestion, “Serve a variety of healthy Dukan Diet dishes likes crab cakes, shrimp cocktail and chicken skewers. This can help maintain your weight loss and keep your guests’ waistlines from expanding as well!”
The Dukan Diet team shared with Healthy Hollywood their recipe for a tasty beef burger topped with a barbeque sauce.
2 lbs. lean beef
1 lg. onion, grated
1 garlic clove, chopped
Sea salt & pepper
Place the beef in bowl together with onion and garlic, add salt and pepper. Mix. Beat eggs in another bowl and then add to beef mixture and stir. Make half-inch thick burger patties. Grill or fry in a non-stick pan making sure cooked through. Serve in a lettuce wrap or try burger on an Ezekiel sprouted grain hamburger bun.
Papa-U Barbeque Sauce:
1 minced onion
1 clove garlic, minced
6 oz. tomato paste
12 oz. Can diet Dr. Pepper
1/4 cup sugar-free ketchup
3 tsps. Yellow mustard
1 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
1 pinch ground cloves
1 tsp. liquid smoke
.5 cup water
.5 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
3 tbs. cider vinegar
Cook onion in 2 tbs. of water over medium heat, until soft. Add garlic and stir for about 30 seconds. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well. Simmer on low heat for 45 minutes. Will keep in refrigerator for 2 to 3 days.
For more recipes and diet tips, check out www.dukandiet.com.
-- Terri MacLeod