You Can Have Your Burger and Eat It Too ...

By Leiann

You Can Have Your Burger and Eat It Too ...

Want to know how to make a healthy burger? Burgers, toppings and bread do not have to be bad words in a woman's life. What better way to kick back? If for yourself, why not kick back with a beer too? Want a party? Have a burger bar with a variation of burger themes. With different toppings and bread options, the sky is the limit!

I am basing this on a beef burger patty which amounts to 120 calories.

For the next part, these toppings, which are 100 calories or less, will help you learn how to make a healthy burger.

1 Beefy Caprese

1 ounce fresh buffalo mozzarella
1/2 teaspoon drizzle extra-virgin olive oil
2 heirloom tomato slices + 6 basil leaves

2 The Poached Egger

1 large poached egg
1 tablespoon fresh salsa
1/4 cup green leaf lettuce

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3 The American Standard

2 teaspoons ketchup
3 dill pickle chips
1 thin slice sharp cheddar
Green leaf lettuce
1 heirloom tomato slice.

4 Creamy and Spicy

2 tablespoons salsa
1 tablespoon light cream cheese
A few sprigs cilantro

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5 Swiss and 'Shrooms

1 slice reduced-fat Swiss cheese
1/4 cup chopped mushrooms, sauteed with nonstick cooking spray

6 Bacon Cheeseburger

1 slice turkey bacon
1/2 slice reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
Several tomato slices

As the toppings are like different personalities, so are the bread preferences. I have included two of the most popular and one of my own personal preferences:

1 Sliced White Bread

Two slices equal 158 calories.

2 Burger Buns

A burger bun equals 120 calories.

3 Hard Roll (my Personal Preference)

A hard roll equals 179 calories

So, with one selection from each of the three categories, bread being 120 calories, toppings being 100 calories and bread at the most 179 calories, you are looking at a 399 calorie splurge for lunch or dinner. Compare that to McDonald's?

Still feel like that is too much? Do some activity. Workout for 30 minutes whether by walking, biking, house cleaning etc. You can easily reduce the splurge, if you are worried, with some exercise.

Have a glass of water or two to go with it!

So there you go... You can make a healthy super burger... (and not even miss the fries!)


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