Build A Better Burger
Fire up your grills
It’s burger season
Burgers are just not simply a beef patty between a sesame seed bun anymore. Grillers are getting a little more creative and adding healthy twists.
Look for 90% lean beef. You can pack in plenty of flavors and have a juicy burger while trimming back on saturated fat from a beef burger.
For ground chicken and turkey, look for “breast meat” or “100% white meat” to ensure it’s coming from leaner parts of the poultry.
Going meatless? No problem!
Portobello mushrooms are the perfect stand-in for a hamburger. It has a hearty meaty texture, with no saturated fat or cholesterol.
You just made a tasty burger so don’t skimp out on the bun. A simple healthy swap is choosing a whole grain burger bun.
Try packing your burger patties with veggies! It’s not only a sneaky way to add more vegetables and nutrients, but it also keeps the burger moist and juicy.
Don’t hide the delicious flavors of the burger and toppings itself by overdressing your burger. Add a dollop of ketchup, mustard, or BBQ sauce.
Hard and firm cheeses like cheddar, Parmesan, and gruyere work well with all kinds of burgers from beef, to poultry, to veggie versions. A little goes a long way.
Let’s Build a Better Burger!
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