Your typical Memorial Day burger is 550 calories and over 50 percent fat. That’s not very appetizing when you think about it… FOX 26’s Natalie Bomke teamed up with a registered dietician (Carol Lapin) for some satisfying alternatives to the typical holiday food fare.
Makes: 17 servings
Serving Size: ½ cup
- 1 ½ tsp. caraway seeds, lightly crushed
- ½ cup cider vinegar
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 2 ½ lbs. potatoes, peeled, cubed and cooked
- 1 cup carrots, coarsely shredded
- ½ cup green onions, chopped
- ¼ cup fresh parsley, minced
1. Peel, cube and cook the potatoes until they are cooked through. Combine potatoes, carrots, green onions, and parsley in a large bowl.
2. In a small bowl, combine the caraway seeds, cider vinegar and olive oil.
3. Mix the dressing into the potatoes and toss gently to coat. Cover with plastic and chill until ready to serve.
Turkey Burgers (Makes 6 burgers)
Serving Size: about 3.5 oz
- ¼ cup cornmeal
- 2 Tbsp. onion, minced
- 1 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped
- ½ tsp. paprika
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. dry mustard
- ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1 Tbsp. Brown Sugar Splenda® Blend
- 1 ¼ lb. ground 99/1 turkey
- 2 Tbsp. BBQ Sauce
- ½ red onion, sliced into rings
- 6 sliced Colby Jack cheese, low fat
- 6 whole wheat buns
1. In a small bowl, combine cornmeal, minced onion, cilantro, paprika, garlic powder, dry mustard, cayenne pepper and brown sugar Splenda®. In a medium bowl, combine ground turkey with 2 Tbsp. BBQ sauce. Mix the dry ingredients into the turkey until thoroughly combined.
2. Shape into six 3.5 oz. patties. Place burgers and onion rings on preheated grill. Cook burgers on one side for 5 minutes then flip to the other side and cook for another 5 minutes.
3. Place the grilled onions on top of the burgers and top with cheese. If on an outside grill, close the lid until the cheese melts. If on a stovetop grill, place burger under the broiler until the cheese is melted.