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Not-so-Krabby Patty Salad

I’m a diehard Spongebob Squarepants fan, and those of you who aren’t … tsk tsk, you just weren’t raised right ūüėõ I watched plenty of educational television too, but this show was my favorite (and still kind of is). How can you not love sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea?!

Anyway, this salad features a turkey burger patty atop a bed of lettuce, accompanied with fat free cheese and ketchup. It’s pretty much a burger, but without the bun and with a lot more veggie. Are you ready for some healthy ‘burgers’, cos in the words of Spongebob, “I’m ready, I’m ready!”

 

Step 1) Grill a lean turkey patty on a George Forman grill.  I use this because it extracts all the extra fat, but you can just grill it or put it on the pan Рbut use PAM, no extra oil or butter!

Step 2) Shred lettuce and place in a bowl. Top with sliced patty, fat free cheese slice and ketchup.

Voila, enjoy this BBQ bonanza without the bun! *awkward annoying Spongebob laugh*

– approx. 200 cal –¬†

Turkey Burger with Cucumber Yogurt Dressing

With summer around the corner, people are firing up their grills and preparing the burger patties. But barbecues, although a fun social affair, can be detrimental to your healthy habits if you don’t know how to accomodate them into your eating plan. Beef burgers pack high fat and calorie content, and adding cheese and condiments makes it worse. So here is a super solution! Turkey burgers are much lower in fat content and have fewer calories, yet taste just as good and juicy. The Cucumber Yogurt Dressing is the perfect substitute for fat-filled cheese and condiments and had barely ANY calories. Put it all on half a whole wheat bun and you got yourself a light and refreshing entree that’s perfect for a hot sunny day!

FOR BURGER: 

Step 1) Place patty on George Foreman Grill.¬†¬†I use the George Foreman because it’s so quick and easy and drains all excess fat from the meat, but you can put your patty on a pan or the grill with PAM non-stick spray. Just avoid using oil or butter.¬†

Step 2) Place half of whole wheat burger bun face down on a hot pan or grill until brown and crispy.

Step 3) Place lettuce on bun, add patty.

FOR DRESSING 

Step 1) Put all ingredients into a blender and blend for 1 – 2 minutes.

Step 2) Refrigerate for 5 Р10 minutes.

Р230 cal- This comes from the burger and the bun, the dressing has barely any calories.