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What's better than a burger? A Chipotle-Salsa Burger! 
 
Feb. 12, 2010 5:46 am 

What's better than a buger? A Chipotle-Salsa Burger!

 

When I was starting my weight loss journey, I was worried about having to give up the food I love. I have to admit that high on that list was a juicy burger (thus the need for the weight loss). One of the things I loved about a great burger was the juiciness of it. Juicy and lean, I thought, didn't go together. But, after learning more about food and cooking and playing with more than a few recipes, this became one of my favorites.

Smokey, zesty, and juicy, the burger, onion and 2 tablespoons of salsa (not including bun and cheese) is only 157 calories, with 5 grams of fat and 1 of fiber. I serve it on an Arnold's Round with a slice of reduced fat cheddar. Baked fries and an empty-the-veggie-drawer chop salad rounded it all out.

On another note, Valentine's day is coming quick. Some tips for staying healthy over a holiday usually loaded with fat and sugar:
  • Instead of a big box of chocolate and flowers, ask for or give a fresh fruit bouquet or basket and a couple pieces of fine chocolates.
  • Get dark instead of milk chocolates, they're better for you and are said to be an aphrodisiac. 
  • Plan ahead for dinner out. Check the restaurant menu online and find something you won't feel guilty about the next day.
  • If you decide to go with a rich dish, ask for a to-go box when you order and put half of it away. 
  • Get some activity in before you go out.
  • Have a snack before you go out so that if you get stuck waiting for a table, you're not ravenous by the time the food arrives.
Let's eat!

Get the recipe at Fight the Fat Foodie.

Deal of the day: You can't get much further down the spectrum from a burger than Julia Childs' Mastering the Art of French Cooking, but Amazon has the hardback reduced to below the paperback price! If you loved Julie and Julia as much as I did and wanted to get the cookbook that started it all, now's your chance.
 
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I love food! But I let that love get the best of me and my weight ballooned to more than 300 pounds. My wife and I joined Weight Watchers and, over a three-year period, I lost 100 pounds. However, I refused to give up on the foods I love, from Alfredo to cheeseburgers. I set out to find ways to eat almost anything I wanted, but to prepare it in a healthy way. Now, I'm sharing my love of food and cooking with others interested in living a healthy lifestyle.
 
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