Jeri’s Corner: Fitness and Food

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Jeri’s Corner: Fitness and Food

My Lite Bites

This week I was craving a burger, especially after catching the Today’s Show broadcast of Restaurant Burgers and the amount of calories and sodium in each kind of burger. Needless to say, I will never order a burger in a restaurant again.

Typically, I will use a 1/2 pound of various ground meats that include Bison, Chuck, Sirloin and Ground Beef.  I also used multi-grain dinner rolls for the bun.

Mini Burger

  • 1 pound ground Bison, or any ground meat you prefer, or mix of meat
  • 3/4 c Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 c Steak Sauce
  • 1 tspn Onion Powder
  • Slices of your favorite cheese,  I used Pepper Jack
  • Multi-grain rolls

Bison Burger

Mix the first four ingredients with your hands together and let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. Normal serving size is 4 oz. I weighted chunks of meat until I hit 2 oz sizes. Flatten one of the 2 oz balls into a patty, take on slice of cheese and use 1/2 a slice and fold into two squares. Lay the slice of cheese into the center of the patty and flatten another 2 oz ball into a patty and place on top. Form the 4oz patty into a burger making sure to seal the two patties together. The best thing about these burgers is that you really don’t need to season them anymore. You can eat as is. If you feel the need to dress it up a bit’s your prerogative.

My Fitness Scene

“The thing that is really hard and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning to work on becoming yourself” Ann Quindlen.

Incline Looking Down

This week I went out of my comfort zone to tackle the infamous Incline. What I would call a ‘stairway to heaven’. If you ever have the opportunity to visit Colorado Springs, Colorado, you have to try it at least once. Make sure you have water! It was a bit challenging as my heart rate monitor registered 170, which is my zone 4. What I like to refer as my danger zone, so I had to stop several times for it to drop so that I could continue up the stairs. An hour and a few minutes later, I reached the top and it was a beautiful sight.

You have two choices to get down, take the stairs, which I thought were dangerous going up, or take the trail down. I opted for the trail. I was just glad it was over and have now established a time to beat on the next venture up the mountain.

That’s it for now!


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