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Grill Better, Healthier Burgers this Summer

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Now that summer’s here, it’s time to get outside and fire up the grill. For some, a cookout just isn’t a cookout without a juicy, delicious, handmade burger. Even people trying to follow a healthier diet can enjoy this classic summer favorite by choosing the right ingredients.

Mitzi Dulan, a nutrition and wellness expert and team nutritionist for the Kansas City Royals, explains the importance of building a better burger by using leaner, healthier ingredients that benefit the body.

According to Dulan, “Lean beef is an integral part of a wholesome burger as it provides essential nutrients and protein to keep you trim and energized. In addition to choosing nutritious ingredients, exercise portion control and practice moderation to create an even healthier burger.”

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He recommends these tips for building a better burger:

Stuffed Cheeseburgers

Yield: 4 servings


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  1. Mix beef with onion and parsley. Divide beef into 4 equal portions. Divide each individual portion in half so you have 8 equal portions.
  2. Flatten 4 portions into rounds. Place a 1/2-ounce piece of cheese on top of each round. Flatten the remaining 4 portions of beef into rounds, place on top of cheese then seal edges of rounds together, sealing cheese in.
  3. Grill (covered with grill lid) at 400-450°F about 5-7 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness.
  4. To serve, place each burger on top of one slice of reduced calorie (45 calories per slice) bread. Top each burger with lettuce and sliced tomatoes and serve immediately.

Nutritional Information Per serving:
Calories: 244g
Total Fat: 8g
Cholesterol: 69mg
Protein: 30g
Carbohydrates: 13g
Sodium: 258mg

Source: Laura’s Lean Beef [1]