Everyone loves burgers. Duh. It’s a staple in a fast-food chain’s menu; they’re easy to eat and incredibly filling.
However, when you’re cleaning up your diet, you tend to have to stay away from them. This is because burgers tend to have a ton of fat and an obnoxious amount of carbs from the burger itself, as well as the fries.
While most burgers have a huge macronutrient imbalance, you can still enjoy a burger by changing a few things. Let’s break it down:
To lower fat intake, use a chicken patty instead of a beef patty. Remove the thick-cut cheese and add in thinly sliced cheese instead. This greatly reduces the amount of calories you’d normally eat from a restaurant burger.
To lower the amount of carbs you’d eat, remove the bun and add a lettuce wrap. Then, make some homemade sweet potato fries to add carbs to your newly healthy meal.
Chicken Burger | yeilds 1 burger
1 chicken breast, pre-cooked
½ sweet potato
- Heat up chicken burger patty in pan. Add in seasoning of your choice. Put chicken burger patty aside to let rest.
- Slice up ½ sweet potato into thin strips. Add salt and pepper. Put in oven at 375 degree and cook until slightly brown.
- Put rested chicken burger patty in a lettuce wrap with thin-sliced cheese, tomato, spinach, and mustard.
- Take fries out of the oven and place on plate. Enjoy your healthy burger with fries!
This couldn’t be more simple and no we’re not anti-beef, but the take home points are basic: pay attention to the contents and portions of your burger [food] and you can save yourself a lot of heartache and still enjoy your food and your abs!
*Credit Nikita Tiffany. Follow @niki.eats for more cool food action!