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Healthy Recipes

Looking for a perfect recipe for tonight’s dinner, or need something healthy and delicious to take to a friend’s house for a party? Crafted by our award-winning chefs, and built on the nutritional foundation developed by Dr. Cederquist, these recipes are exactly what you’re looking for!

A Healthy Burger That's Better for You


If you are trying to lose weight, but are craving a burger, then you're in luck!

A healthy burger isn’t unheard of, and we’ve got just the recipe for you!

Courtesy of bistroMD’s very own Chef Jack, here is a healthy burger, that tastes great, but is better for you!

Chef Jack’s Better for You Burger:

You will need:

3/4 pounds of extra-lean ground beef

2 tablespoons chopped onion

1 teaspoon of yellow mustard

4 slices of reduced fat cheddar cheese

4 whole wheat hamburger buns

Lettuce and tomato slices

Medium bowl (for making hamburger patties)

1 medium non-stick broiler pan


Combine the hamburger meat, the chopped onion, and the mustard in a medium bowl. Mix the ingredients together to form 4, 1-inch thick patties.

Take the formed patties and place in a medium-sized broil pan. Broil each patty for 5-7 minutes on each side for medium, to well-done burgers. (For more rare burgers, broil 3-4 minutes on each side).

A few minutes before burgers are almost done, top each burger with a cheddar cheese slice to melt.

Once cheese has been melted, remove burgers from the oven. Transfer each patty to a whole-wheat bun, and top with lettuce and tomato.

Serve, then enjoy!

To see more healthy recipes, courtesy of the chefs at bistroMD, please click on one of the related articles below.

Written By bistroMD Team. Published on November 07, 2012. Updated on February 19, 2013.


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