Summer’s coming and with it, BBQ. Unfortunately, hot dogs and pre-made hamburgers aren’t that healthy. Eating your burger or dog on a roll adds empty calories, and fills you up so you have no room for the good stuff.
When going to a cookout, choose the chicken. Ask if they can throw a breast on the grill for you without the barbeque sauce. With either a leg or breast, take off the skin before eating. Stick with green salads, or salads made with beans, and avoid the potato or macaroni salads. Grilled corn on the cob is a good choice too for further-out post ops!
When grilling at home, try my chicken burgers. They are full of flavor, and easy to make.
Chicken Burgers (makes 4 burgers)
1lb lean ground chicken breast
1/4 cup reduced fat crumbled feta cheese
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1/4 chopped sun dried tomatoes
Mix all ingredients together, and form into 4 patties. Grill until internal temperature is 160. Serve on whole wheat buns, if desired.
Each burger has approximately 144 calories, 3g carbs, 3g fat, 1g sugar