5 Tips to Slim Down Your Labor Day Burger

Are you going to a barbecue this Labor Day weekend? We all know these kinds of get-togethers sometimes make it difficult to eat healthy, especially when it comes to what's cooking on the grill.

Of course, chicken breasts, turkey burgers, and veggie patties are healthier options compared to a traditional cheeseburger because they're lower in calories and fat, but what if you're in the mood to splurge and have a major craving? (Hey, it's the end of summer after all!) You can still enjoy the real deal without blowing your diet by keeping these tips in mind!

turkey-burger-guac-400x400.jpg turkey-burger-guac-400×400.jpg , pack your burger with a variety of produce. Try grilled zucchini, roasted red peppers, cucumbers slices, sprouts, caramelized onions, or sauteed mushrooms. Even fruit, such as grilled pineapple or chopped dates, are a delicious way to add flavor and nutrients to your burger for not a lot of calories and fat.

Rethink your condiments: Obviously, a little BBQ sauce or mayo wouldn't wreck your diet, but keep these low-calorie and fat-free condiments in mind when building your burger: mustard, relish, horseradish, hot sauce, wasabi, and salsa. They'll give your burger a burst of flavor without the extra calories, fat, and sugar.

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