Earlier this week I was, shall we say, inspired by the Men’s Health article citing the 20 Worst Foods in America. There were some real doozies on the list:
The Worst Starter:
Chili’s Awesome Blossom (2,710 calories, 203g fat, 194g carbs)
The Worst Pasta:
Macaroni Grill’s Spaghetti and Meatballs with meat sauce (2,430 calories, 128g fat, 207g carbs)
The most shocking for me, however, was The Worst “Healthy” Burger: Ruby Tuesday’s Bella Turkey Burger. This puppy packed 1,145 calories, 71g fat, and 56g carbs. And that doesn’t even count the fries…or the extra ketchup that we inevitably dip it in!
It’s a freakin’ turkey burger! I eat turkey burgers all the time!
As someone who counts her calories (and fat and carbs and protein and sodium and…), I was floored.
THIS TURKEY BURGER STIGMA SHALL NOT STAND!
So last night, boyfriend and I set out to make a delicious homemade Best “Healthy” Turkey Burger. It contained:
– 1 Jennie-O seasoned lean turkey burger patty
– 2 slices Roma tomato
– sprinkle of arugula
– spoonful of grilled onions
– 1 slice Kraft singles fat-free cheese
– 0.5t Heinz ketchup
– 1 slice toasted Alvarado St. Bakery Sprouted multi-grain bread
Mine: 305 calories, 6g fat, 23g carbs, 39g protein.
Ruby Tuesday’s: 1,145 calories, 71g fat, and 56g carb
Health for the win!