Grilling is the best! It gets the cooking mess out of the kitchen and sears tons of flavor into your food without fats and oils. And while healthy recipes tend to conjure up visions of quinoa and salad, healthy can be hearty too. The following recipes satisfy when you just want to sink your teeth into something substantial.
Okay, this is our vegetarian option, but we are hedging our bets with this one. This burger packs so much flavor, veggie lovers and carnivores alike will swoon. No need to make separate meals for everyone, one yummy burger satisfies all.
However, you really should check out the next recipes anyway.
Here’s a burger for those who want some meaty goodness but are watching their waistlines. The mouth-watering deliciousness of this recipe is hard to beat. However to get the low fat benefits makes sure to use very lean ground turkey: 95-99% lean. If you choose 80/20 (or greater fat content) ground turkey, you’re packing more calories from fat than you may think. In fact, 80/20 turkey is not as healthy as 90/10 ground beef when you compare calorie and fat content.
Which brings us to our last recipe which will make it very clear we haven’t forgotten about the appeal of grilled beef.
Whether you call it London broil or flank steak, it can be a delicious cut of meat, especially grilled. But–and this is very important–it MUST be marinated to bring out its full flavor and tenderness, and that marinade must be acidic. THIS marinade is perfection: I use it for parties and for weeknights.
Bonus! London broil is one of the more economical and calorie friendly steaks. Four ounces comes in around 190 calories. Your taste buds, waistline, and wallet win!
So there you have it. Three recipes to delight and satisfy.
Now go out and do some grilling and create some joy!
-Erin and Ellen
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