Summer is here! Get cookin’ on a healthier burger!

June 12, 2013

Summer means cookouts. But before you start up your grill, consider these tips to help you enjoy the BBQ season while keeping your meals healthier. For instance, by making easy substitutions and combining fresh ingredients, your BBQ will have a healthier twist. You just need to make an easy swap of ingredients to deliver the same deliciousness – but with fewer calories, fat and cholesterol.

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Turkey Burger

  • Make the switch:
  • 1 lbs. 93% lean ground turkey
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • 1/2-teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4-teaspoon ground pepper
  • 4 slices low fat Cheddar cheese
  • Avocado slices
  • Nutritional facts:
  • Calories Original: 580 Swap: 370
  • Cholesterol Original: 120mg Swap: 100mg
  • Total Fat Original: 40g Swap: 15g

Get Cookin’ on a Healthier Burger!

  • Step 1:Heat broiler.
  • Step 2:Combine ¾ lb. of lean ground turkey and 12 ounces of chopped mushrooms.
  • Step 3:Divide mixture into 4 rounds and place between two layers of plastic wrap. Roll mixture into ¾-inch-thick patties using a rolling pin.
  • Step 4:Place 4 whole wheat buns (tops and bottoms) on a baking sheet under broiler until toasted.
  • Step 5:Heat a large cast-iron skillet or griddle over high heat.
  • Step 6:Season to taste of salt.
  • Step 7: Working in batches, cook burgers 1 to 2 minutes. Flip and top each with low fat Cheddar cheese; cover and cook 1 to 2 minutes more until fully cooked.
  • Step 8: Slice tomatoes and avocadoes and tear lettuce to separate.
  • Step 9: Place burgers on buns and serve with lettuce, mustard, tomato and 3 slices of avocado