Hamburgers are not only a comfort food for some people but also it’s just what American’s love and just because you have chosen to have a low fat lifestyle does not mean that you can’t enjoy a good burger!
If you purchase some of these meats for your ground burger, you can stay on your low fat lifestyle. The following are measured for a 1/4 # burger. Remember toppings are not included in the fat content so if you choose to put cheese on your burger, either use the shredded no fat or use Laughing Cow spreadable. Mayo can really throw some big time fat grams so remember to use either lite mayo or no fat. My son has told me the big thing in DC right now is an egg on your burger (go figure) but remember an egg is 4.5 grams and that is only if they don’t fry it in butter, so you can see how things could really add up!
Ground Chuck – 5 grams
Turkey 3 grams (must be turkey breast)
Buffalo 2.5 grams
Lean Sirloin 2 grams
If you want to mix things up a bit you can take ground chicken breast and mix in with your turkey burger. So now that you have the information you need for burgers – go out and enjoy this holiday weekend and have an all American burger. Another important note – do not over work your burger! The more that you pack the burger and form it in your hands or “squish” the burger on the grill, the burger becomes tough. Gently make your burger into a patty and when you place it on the grill there is no need to keep flipping it or “squishing” it with the turner. Always remember to not over cook the burger and to let it rest a few minutes before you eat it. The juices will stay inside and it will be a tasty, juicy burger without all the fat!
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