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Monday, February 4, 2008

Bacon Cheeseburger

Take out:
We all love the bacon cheeseburger but with almost 1000 calories & 60 or more grams of fat I think Carl Jr. should keep Jack in his box. These burgers can range from 17-24 Weight Watcher Points. We have a healthier option for you.

Fake out:
We start with a great find; sirloin burgers by Philly Gourmet. These burgers are really lean (96%). They have half the fat of lean turkey burgers. I don't know about you but I prefer the taste of lean beef to lean turkey any day. Cook 'em up the way you like (BBQ, non-stick pan, Foreman grill) and put one Luis Rich turkey bacon slice in the microwave for one minute. Slice up some onions, tomatoes, pickles & lettuce while burger cooks. When done put burger in sesame seed Martins potato roll which is loaded with fiber (6g), top with Borden low fat cheese slice, bacon and a generous portion of fixens. Try this with Chili Cheese Fries.

Nutrition totals per serving:
Calories 385, 13 Fat g, Fiber 6g, Protein 38g, Weight Watcher Points = 7.5
Cost per serving: $1.74

Shopping List:

Serving size: 1 patties (serves 8)
Calories: 130
Fat: 4
Fiber: 0
Protein 23
Cholesterol 70mg
Points: 3
Cost per serving $1.00

Serving size: 1 slice (Serves 24)
Calories: 35
Fat: 3
Fiber: 0
Protein 2
Cholesterol 13mg
Points: 1
Cost per serving $0.12

Serving size: 1 roll (Serves 8)
Calories: 170
Fat: 3
Fiber: 6
Protein 9
Cholesterol 0
Points: 2
Cost per serving $0.37

Serving size: 1 low fat cheese slice (serves 16)
Calories: 50
Fat: 3
Fiber: 0
Protein 4
Cholesterol 10mg
Points: 1
Cost per serving: $0.25

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