Cheeseburger Day?! We're in!
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The cheeseburger is an all American favorite — the savory flavor, the juiciness, the tenderness, the melted cheesiness — yum!
Although the traditional cheeseburger is packed with flavor, it’s also packed with calories, sodium and saturated fat. Not too heart healthy! But don’t worry, we’ve put together a list of delicious cheeseburger alternatives so that you can enjoy the tasty holiday treat without any guilt.
The traditional cheeseburger is made with ground beef usually ranging from 20 percent fat or more. The main reason why ground beef with higher percentages of fat is preferred when making cheeseburgers is because the fat melts during the cooking process, creating a juicier burger. However, you can still achieve a delicious and juicy flavor with leaner ground meats.
Check out CHOP’s Heart Healthy Food Guide to find out which ground meats are best for your health!
Tricks to make lean meats juicy:
Visit the Clinical Nutrition Resources page for more information on how to eat better and live a healthier lifestyle.