What better time is there than summer for backyard barbecues and meals outside with friends and family? But beware: Not all classic cookout fare is as nutritious as it is delicious.
So, next time you have a hankering to throw something on the grill, try this recipe from Preston Maring, MD, an obstetrician/gynecologist at our Oakland Medical Center. And find more ideas on our farmers market recipe website.
A Healthier Burger
Fire up the grill. Sauté the spinach in olive oil until it wilts. In a large bowl, mix the turkey or beef, spinach, lemon zest, garlic, salt, and pepper. You can make healthier quarter pounders using a half-cup measuring cup to get an equal amount per burger and flattening them on waxed paper. Grill the burgers until done. Serve them on whole-grain buns.
Nutrition Information Per Serving (does not include bun or additional toppings):
Fat: 10 g
Saturated fat: 3 g
Trans fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 90 mg
Carbohydrate: 2 g
Fiber: 1 g
Sodium: 338 mg
Protein: 21 g
Learn more about good nutrition: Check out our healthy eating center.Back to top
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