If you are addicted to burgers and fries and just can’t let go, try making the same food on your own. Home cooked food is a lot healthier than what you get at fast food chains. It is also a whole lot lower in fat and contains no dangerous preservatives.
Here’s an easy burger recipe to get you started. It serves 4 people
1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 tablespoon chopped basil, plus 4 large, whole basil leaves
1 teaspoon lemon juice
16 ounces ground chicken
1 small onion, finely chopped
3 tablespoons part-skim ricotta cheese
3 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs
4 hamburger buns
1 tomato, sliced
Stir together mayonnaise, 1/2 tablespoon parsley, 1/2 tablespoon chopped basil and lemon juice in a small bowl; set aside
Heat a gas grill to medium-high or prepare charcoal grill with medium-hot coals.
In a large bowl, stir together remaining 1/2 tablespoon each parsley and basil, chicken, onion, ricotta and bread crumbs until combined. Form into four 4-inch patties. Grill for 6 minutes per side or until internal temperature registers 160 degrees on an instant-read thermometer.
Remove burgers from grill and place on buns. Top with a basil leaf, a slice of tomato and 1 tablespoon mayonnaise mixture