Now, who doesn't love eating a juicy, succulent, and filling burger? Well, burgers are one of the most common food items in the world and you’ll find them on the menu of every second restaurant. While they taste amazing, most burgers are unhealthy. That's because the bread has a high amount of carbs; the patty is generally deep fried; the sauces, too are full of fat, and of course, a burger also has a slice of cheese. If you are planning to lose weight, a burger is not the best item to order when you’re eating out. However, you can try making a healthier burger at home by keeping these pointers in mind.
Skip the bread or use the multi-grain one
What is a hamburger without bread, you ask? Well, many people who are on low-carb diets swap the bread with lettuce and that itself brings down the number of calories.
Say NO to cheese
A burger does taste better with cheese, but opting for one without it, will make your burger healthier as a slice of cheese contains nearly 100 calories.
Keep a check on the sauces
Avoid using mayo-based sauces in your hamburger as they are full of unhealthy fats. Olive oil and mustard are much better options than barbecue or cheese sauce.
Grill/steam the patty
Frying the patty (cottage cheese/potato/meat) makes it crisp and crunchy, but if you want to shed some kilos, opt for grilling or steaming. Also, make the patty yourself rather than using the frozen ones.
Load it with veggies
Add slices of tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and other vegetables to make your hamburger healthy. This is also a good way to increase the amount of veggies you consume.
Now, on World Burger Day, go make yourself a delicious, healthy one.