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Burgers with Chia Seeds

by | Feb 12, 2015 | Brain Health Recipes, Entreés, Nutrition | 1 comment

Summer is almost here, which means it’s time to get the grill fired up and barbecue with friends and family. So, how can you turn a classic burger into a brain boosting meal? One solution is to add chia seeds. Chia seeds are packed with omega 3’s which are crucial to a healthy brain. They also add to the protein you’ll get with the beef, as well as give you a great source of calcium, fiber, and manganese!

Another recommendation for a brain-healthier meal is to ditch the bun. Wheat breaks down to alcohol in our systems, and if you are newly recovering from a brain injury or are still feeling symptoms, wheat is one food that should be avoided to help you get better, faster. Instead, top your burger with avocado, tomato and lettuce!

Burgers with Chia Seeds

Course: Lunch, Main Dish
Servings: 5
Calories:

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz chia seeds
  • 4 oz organic beef broth
  • 16 oz all natural 93% lean grown beef the leaner the better
  • drizzle olive oil
  • seasoning to taste
  • avocado, lettuce, tomato optional

Instructions

  • In a small stainless steel bowl, mix chia seeds and beef broth. Stir well and let stand for 15 minutes until liquid has thickened.
  • In a second stainless steel bowl, mix ground beef with chia seed mixture. Form 5 even patties and place in refrigerator on a sheet pan for at least 1 hours.
  • Head non-stick saute pain coated with a drizzle of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add patties to pan once completely heated, and cook patties until medium rare, approximately 3 minutes on each side. (Cook further if you like your burgers more well done.
  • Enjoy with your choice of toppings.

Recipe from Get Chia

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