Apple Mojito

Special thanks to The Westin Resort & Spa for this recipe!

Apple Mojito
 
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Ingredients
  • fresh mint (about 10 to 15 leaves)
  • ice cubes
  • simple syrup (a splash, to taste)
  • lemon juice (a splash, to taste)
  • ¼ cup apple juice
  • ⅓ cup rum (dark or white)
  • 4 green apple slices (to add to drink and for garnish)
  • Sparkling water
Instructions
  1. In a tall glass, crush the mint leaves, lemon juice, simple syrup (sugar crystals are okay to use instead) and a green apple slice with a muddler.
  2. Add ice cubes, then the apple juice and rum (if you like you can add vodka).
  3. Stir well, top off with sparkling water, garnish with red or green apples slices, serve -- and enjoy!

Stuffed Cheeseburgers

Stuffed Cheeseburgers
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound Laura’s Lean Beef 96% Lean Ground Sirloin
  • ¼ cup finely minced onion
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 2 ounces reduced fat Monterey Jack cheese, cut into 4 even ½-ounce pieces
  • 4 slices reduced calorie oatmeal bread
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 4 lettuce leaves
Instructions
  1. Mix beef with onion and parsley and divide beef into 4 equal portions. Divide each individual portion in half so you have 8 equal portions.
  2. Flatten 4 portions into rounds. Place a ½-ounce piece of cheese on top of each round. Flatten the remaining 4 portions of beef into rounds, place on top of cheese then seal edges of rounds together, sealing cheese in.
  3. Grill (covered with grill lid) at 400-450°F about 5-7 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness.
  4. To serve, place each burger on top of one slice of reduced calorie (45 calories per slice) bread. Top each burger with lettuce and sliced tomatoes and serve immediately.