Who doesn't know and like burgers? The bread is already familiar among children and adults. Street hawkers, school canteen, resto, to five-star hotels don't hesitate to sell burgers.
Appearance, taste, and price also vary from those offering delights to claiming the burger healthy.
It's delicious and prestigious but needs to watch out since the burger is branded as a junk food. These foods are high in calories because of the fat and carbohydrates but low in fiber so it's generally considered less nutritious.
Finally, these foods can be risky of various diseases, such as obesity and cancer, and other degenerations, such as diabetes, coronary heart, high blood pressure, stroke, to uric acid.
Why does burger get labeled as a junk food? The fact is, a burger contains complete nutrition: carbohydrates from bread, vitamins and minerals, calcium from cheese, plus protein and fat. The quality of materials, frequency of eating, the number of presentation, food composition, and age of the eater determine the categorization of junk food.
If day-to-day, someone has eating healthy foods with balanced nutrition, it's fair, on the weekend, to take one serving of burger, but it'll have a negative impact when eating almost every day because generally, what you buy contains pretty high fat and additives so it's not good.
Well, if it's so, to get a healthy burger, why don't you make it yourself? Choice of materials, of course, is using the highest and maintained quality, such as lean beef, high-fiber bread, and fresh vegetables. The cleanliness is more assured.
In terms of cost, homemade burgers are also more economical than buying. From one burger recipe, it can be served five to six healthy servings. It could also be made in small portions.
Tricks to make healthy burgers:
To make your own burger beef, you'll be assured to be free from synthetic additives, and the fat is controlled because it uses the lean, such as tenderloin, chicken breast, or fish. For minced meat, of course, you mutilate by yourself so it's completely guaranteed the saturated fat.
Burger meat can be made at once in large quantities. Once used to taste, the rest can be stored in the freezer up to one to two weeks.
The flavor of the burger can be enriched with spices other than the western, such as teriyaki, yakiniku, curry, or Thai sauce.
Choose grilling techniques rather than frying because it can reduce the saturated fat causing various diseases.
Expand the number of vegetables, such as curly or bowl lettuces, cucumbers, onions, peppers, and tomatoes that the nutrition is more complete.
In addition to a special bread for burger, you can use the creation of whole wheat bread, bagels, or grilling glutinous rice.
Do you wanna try to make for the kids at home?
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