Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Being on a diet and trying to avoid your favorite foods is often the hardest part of the entire diet. But there are days when you see a hamburger and you think to yourself, "why not?" You go through the drive through window at your favorite fast food restaurant and before you know it, you've consumed your entire day's worth of calories in one sitting.
So how can you eat a hamburger without the guilt? Start with small patties: never use more than ¼ lb. patties. Use the leanest ground beef possible: 98% lean is terrific. Or, try a burger made of ground turkey or chicken breast! Use Worcestershire sauce, garlic, steak seasoning and a little pepper on the meat before you grill it. Never pan fry a burger – if you don't have a grill, use your broiler. Top the burger with tons of fresh veggies, ketchup and mustard. Put it all on a low-calorie bun and you're got a tasty, healthier burger!