by Robin Miller in Robin's Healthy Take, September 17, 2013
by Katie Cavuto-Boyle in Uncategorized, June 28, 2009
In my house, we love a good meatball, bowl of chili and sloppy joe–all made with ground beef. But I don’t serve ground beef every night. Why? Look at the numbers. One 4-ounce serving of cooked ground beef has more than twice the calories of ground turkey and five times the saturated fat of ground chicken. And that’s for the 90% lean beef.
Here are the stats for 4 ounces cooked:
Ground Beef (90% lean): 261 calories, 14 grams fat, 5.4 grams saturated fat, 32 grams protein
Ground Beef (85% lean): 290 calories, 17 grams fat, 7 grams saturated fat, 32 grams protein
Ground Turkey Breast: 120 calories, 1.5 grams fat, 0.5 grams saturated fat, 26 grams protein
Ground Chicken Breast: 160 calories, 2 grams fat, 0 grams saturated fat, 31 grams protein
So I like to mix up my menu by using ground chicken and turkey in dishes that call for beef. Here are 25 great ways to get you started on the same path!
1. Chili (try Food Network Kitchens’ Slow-Cooker Chicken Chili, above), soups, and stews
2. Bolognese Sauce: Use over pasta and mashed potatoes.
3. Burgers and sliders: Add seasonings and fresh herbs as desired. (Try Food Networks Kitchens’ Asian Turkey Burgers or Food Network Magazine’s Asian Chicken Burgers.)
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Tips, May 18, 2009
Nothing beats sitting in my backyard and enjoying the warm summer air, the view of my garden and, of course, aromas from the grill. Burgers are a favorite at my house, but we tend to steer clear of your run-of-the-mill beef burger, which (though loaded with iron) contains a good amount of saturated fat and cholesterol.
We’re all about building better burgers, and believe me, there are a ton of tasty options beyond just beef. Did you know buffalo or bison meat has less cholesterol than chicken? Bison burgers have just as much flavor as regular beef burgers and, best of all, they taste the same! Turkey burgers, salmon burgers and veggie burgers are also high on my list of non-beef options. Serve them up on a crispy English muffin topped with all your favorite fixins (hold the mayo), and you have a hearty burger for your next cookout.
Here are my tried-and-true bison, turkey and veggie burger recipes.
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