Are burgers your guilty pleasure? Are you worried if it would wreck havoc to your healthy diet plans? Burgers can be healthy too as long as we stick to grilled burgers. With some smart tweaks up your sleeve, you can gorge on burgers without guilt.
Shedding light on two basic burger types:
- The short stack: The patty is griddle cooked and thin. The bun is flat, delightfully soft and dense. Wing to its size, most consider it as a snack burger. Despite its thinness and compact size, it offers a balanced taste experience.
- The high tower: The patty is char grilled and chunkier meat taste better. The bun used is slightly porous so that it absorbs the juices from the patty. You can add up to its height by throwing in more fillings of your choice. Lettuce is placed as a whole to prevent the fillings from falling out.
Grand Forks Crooked Pint Ale house offers a variety of Lucy burgers. Their specialty burgers are sure to leave your taste buds screaming for more. Artfully prepared with fresh ingredients, there is no doubt you are going to love its rich flavor. Drop by this weekend for sumptuous burgers or order online.
Read through the list of all-time favorites and for a change, break the monotony and order something different next time.
- Beef burger: The go-to choose of many is beef burgers. Made using ground beef, the taste differs on the type of ground beef. Beef is rich in B12 which is the powerhouse of energy and play an important role in the production of red blood cells.
- Elk burger: Elk meat taste great whilst being healthy. It packs more protein and less fat compared to beef. The lean meat is a rich source of B12 and iron. It also has high protein content compared to most other meat types.
- Turkey burger: Burgers made from ground breast turkey meat are ultra lean, low-caloric and low fat. Go for a whole grain bun or include more tomatoes and lettuces. Since turkey meat has mild flavor, you can experiment with more spices and toppings.
- Bison burger: Though flavor-wise it stands in par with beef and is tenderer and a wee bit sweet, it is much healthier.
- Salmon burger: Salmon drips of flavor and is healthiest compared to the above options. It is rich in Omega 3 which keeps heart disease at bay. The American Heart Association recommends consuming cold-water fatty fish at least twice a week.
Vegan options: On the surface, vegetarian burgers may sound unappealing. Burgers can be satisfying and savory even without meat.
- Portobello mushroom burgers: Mushrooms are known to rank with carrots, red peppers, broccoli and green beans as great sources of dietary antioxidants. Ditch the cheese if you want a healthier version.
- Black bean burgers: Being the healthiest of the lot, these are the best bet for those who are very serious about weight loss and are hit with sudden burger cravings.
It is possible to savor a burger to your heart’s content whilst staying in track with your weight-loss goals. Eat healthy (and tasty), Stay energized.