Healthy burgers and homemade raspberry soda

February 4, 2009 10:00:15 AM PST
Forget the drive-thru, now you can make fast food at home that's actually good for you. Owner of Amanda's in Berkeley, Amanda West, shows us a great family meal that costs less than $20 and is under 350 calories.

Natural beef burgers for 4

12 ounces of naturally-raised ground beef
4 whole wheat hamburger buns
1-2 Tomatoes
1 Head of Iceburg Lettuce
1 White Onion
1 Avocado
Salt & Pepper to taste
Organic Ketchup
Vegan or Low-fat Mayonnaise
Canola Oil Spray

Slice Tomatoes, Lettuce, Onion and Avocado
Portion out 3 ounce burgers, roll into balls and flatten
Heat grill so it is very hot
Spray canola oil on grill
Grill on each side
Spread ketchup and mayonnaise on top and bottom of bun
Add burger and condiments as desired

Estimated Nutritionals:
285 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 25 g carbohydrates, 19g protein
Avocado adds 57 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg sodium

Homemade Raspberry Soda

1 cup Frozen Raspberries
1/4-1/2 cups Organic Agave Nectar
Seltzer Water
Ice cubes

Let raspberries thaw
Puree raspberries
Mix Agave Nectar with raspberries
Pour seltzer water over cup with ice
Pour a 2 ounce shot of Raspberry/Agave Nectar syrup into cup with ice
Pour into another cup and back again to serve

Estimated Nutritionals:
80 calories per serving, 0 grams of fat, 0 mg sodium

Amanda West is the owner of Amanda's in Berkeley.

Amanda's Feel Good Fresh Food
2122 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA

SPECIAL OFFER ON FEB. 14th: Share the love at Amanda's on Valentine's Day. Buy one freshly made soda, get another one for 50 cents.