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SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 1,827
6/28/12 12:03 P

Turkey Burger
If you skip the starchy bun, a turkey burger instantly becomes a hearty, satisfying low-carb meal. Bring your burger to the next level by topping it with a slice of tomato, red onion, reduced-fat cheese between a slice of rye topped with a lettuce leaf and a little Kraft Horseradish sauce. Delicious! Round out your plate with plenty of steamed, roasted, or lightly sautéed non-starchy vegetables, such as green beans, asparagus, or spinach.

Mmm. Asparagus
Seriously good. I could (and have) eat them like French fries. Yum.
1 pound asparagus (estimate 1/4 pound per person), thick spears
1-2 Tbsp Olive oil
Kosher salt
2 Prepare the asparagus by breaking or cutting off any tough bottom ends (can save for stock, or discard). Place the asparagus in a pan (to contain the spears while you put them on and take them off the grill). Coat them with olive oil and sprinkle salt over them.
3 Grill the asparagus spears for 5-10 minutes, until nicely charred and just fork tender, turning them every few minutes so that they brown relatively evenly.
Remove from grill and serve.


SNOOPY1960 Posts: 1,681
6/22/12 12:13 A

I agree using the extra lean ground beef.
You can also use lettuce leaves instead of bread ( no calories )
Load up with mustard, onions, pickles, tomatos ( all practically no calories )
Low fat cheese and you got a tasty burger !!



AURORA629 Posts: 2,388
6/20/12 9:56 A

Like the previous poster, I use extra lean ground beef and I like Worcestershire sauce on mine too. I love bacon and cheddar on my burgers. I use Oscar Mayer center cut bacon which is lower in fat then regular bacon, but pretty much tastes the same (unlike leaner turkey bacon). Cabot makes an awesome lower fat cheddar cheese (the 50 or 75% light is available in slices). Unfortunately more expensive then other lower fat slices, but for a special occasion worth it.

Here is a tasty burger topper

1/3 cup fat free mayo
2 teaspoons ketchup, mustard, relish and sugar
1 tablespoon minced onion

Mix everything except the onions until very well combined and refrigerate. Add the onion shortly before serving. This will taste very much like the sauce McDonald's uses on the big mac. Yummy!!

JENMC14 Posts: 2,707
6/20/12 8:16 A

I use the extra lean ground turkey. You can also use extra lean ground beef, but the 97/3 ground turkey is leaner. I mix with worstechire sauce and whatever hamburger seasoning I have in the cabinet. I've also used onion soup mix. Another good twist is to throw in some dry taco or guacamole seasoning. You can also put some lowfat cheese in the middle. My husband is low carb, so I don't always buy buns, but when I buy the lower cal, whole wheat/grain ones from Healthy Life. You can also make you own spreads. Use Greek Yogurt or light sour cream and mix with avocado and spices for a spread. Use some light mayo and chipotle seasoning (I have a great cinnamon chipotle rub I've used) for a kickier sauce. You can mix and match basses and spices for the flavor and calorie/fat content you want.

MELMELMELISSA SparkPoints: (298)
Fitness Minutes: (216)
Posts: 2
6/19/12 3:40 P

Summer is upon us and I am having a family BBQ coming up. I would love to hear everyone's healthy burger recipes!

Edited by: MELMELMELISSA at: 6/19/2012 (15:50)
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