I go on my healthy kick of trying to eat low fat low sugar “diet” to saying I’ll just have it all in moderation to just eating what I want. And by that I mean 6-7 freezies each night that I’m sure are packed with tons of sugar!!! And I know that my body can sure tell when I’ve eaten something that I shouldn’t be eating. Having my once a week Zantigo’s has slowed down a bit, but that was pretty much all I had that wasn’t the greatest for me. I use low fat foods, I try to look at labels when buying food, but sometimes that candy bar is too good to pass up. Or the new M&Ms that are out for Halloween…who can pass those up?
Well it’s time to get myself back on track. I did a search for low fat/low sugar dinners and came up with this chicken burger. I know chicken burgers can be “boring” or even a bit on the dry side. But this recipe added some egg whites and bread crumbs to keep it moist. I changed up a few things on the recipe to our family’s liking, but this is pretty good and great flavor. I topped it with some low fat cheese, and pickles. I also used an Everything Thin Bagel so it cut down a bit too for me.
Since we have soccer and football tonight I got this made during my 15 minute afternoon break. So that tells you how hard it was to get prepared and made! No excuses.
1 egg white
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1/2 chopped white onion
1/4 cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons low-sodium BBQ sauce (try Chef Meg’s Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Sauce*) (I used whatever BBQ sauce on hand)
2 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt
2 cups arugula, chopped – left this off because the kids won’t like it – too spicy!
4 whole-wheat sandwich thins or buns – I used the Everything Thin Bagel.
Preheat a nonstick skillet or cast iron pan. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Grill burgers 12-14 minutes, turning halfway through cooking, or until the internal temperature reaches 180 degrees Fahrenheit.
Combine yogurt with the barbecue sauce. Place a burger on a sandwich thin, add your favorite toppings that are low in fat!!
I got some kidney beans and a can of corn and mixed those together for us to eat as a side. Loaded with fiber! The kids may prefer a bag of chips to the bean mix, but they do like it!!!
Patricia – Two Girls Cooking