Not sure what your healthiest options are when faced with an impressive spread at a summer barbeque?
We asked nutrition and wellness expert Rose Reisman to chime in on our best (and worst) options at backyard shindigs this summer.
Which is best: Hotdog, burger or veggie burger?
“A homemade hamburger made with lean beef and a few ingredients is a nutritious meal occasionally,” Reisman tells Yahoo Canada. “Four ounces of lean beef has only 220 calories, 8 grams of fat and 4 grams of saturated fat, compared to a higher fat beef that has over 300 calories, 10 grams of fat and 8 grams of saturated fat. A considerable difference. If buying pre-made frozen burgers, be sure to read the ingredient list and nutritional numbers. Watch primarily for high fat and sodium content.”
Even better than a beef burger is a homemade veggie one, using either tofu or bean, she says. (Processed veggie burgers can contain excess salt and preservatives.)
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