Mushroom, swiss and tofu burger + Spinach, orange and feta salad
Posted Mar 23 2010 9:10am
Reason #8 to be a vegetarian Hardee's 2/3 lb Monster Thickburger
As if 1/3 lb beef patty wasn't enough? When you order the 2/3 lb monster thickburger, not only do you get 2 1/3 lb charbroiled 100% Black Angus beef patties, 4 strips of bacon, 3 slices of American cheese and mayo on a sesame seed bun, but your order comes with1320 calories 850 calories from fat 95 grams of fat 35 grams of saturated fat 210 mg of cholesterol 3020 mg of sodium 46 g of carbohydrates 2 g of fiber 5 g of sugar 70 g of protein
Do you want to know the other 7 reasons to be a vegetarian? 1/3 lb original thickburger 1/3 lb cheeseburger 1/3 lb mushroom and swiss thickburger 1/3 lb bacon cheese thickburger 1/3 lb low carb thickburger 2/3 lb double thickburger 2/3 lb double bacon cheese thickburger
But since you are an athlete it's likely that you seek a healthy alternative to burgers. So, why not go with a salad and a Frappe at McDonald's? Sounds healthy, right? Large Mocha Frappe
680 calories 250 calories from fat 28g fat 18g saturated fat 1g trans fat 80 mg cholesterol 200 mg sodium 96g carbohydrate 1 g fiber 87 g sugar 10 g protein
Premium southwest salad w/ grilled chicken 320 calories 9g fat 3g saturated fat 70 mg cholesterol 960 mg sodium 30 g carbs 6g fiber 11 g sugar 30 g protein
Don't forget the salad dressing.... Newman's own ranch dressing (2 oz) 170 calories 130 calories from fat 15g fat 2.5 g saturated fat 20 mg cholesterol 530 mg sodium 9g carb 4g sugar 1 g protein
I don't know how people expect to lose weight (let alone feel good) when eating/ordering out? Not only are the portions at restaurants too large for your own good, but just look at the added sodium and fat to make your food "oh-so desirable". Heaven forbid the food comes unsalted and you find your meal unappetizing.
I created my own burger last night, in honor of the Hardee's commercial I saw on TV. I hope your waist line and heart find enjoyment in my vegetarian burger. Enjoy!
Mushroom, swiss and tofu burger Serves 2 4 large mushrooms (Sliced) 1 clove garlic (chopped) 4 thin slices brick Swiss Cheese (or 2 slices deli Swiss cheese) 1 veggie burger 4 thick slices firm tofu 1 tsp olive oil 1 tsp horseradish 2 x 100% whole wheat bagel (search for a bagel less than 250 calories) or 2 x sandwich thins (optional: Jalepenos)
1. Toast bagel or sandiwich thin 2. On a non-stick skillet w/ 1 tsp olive oil, cook garlic and mushrooms. 3. On same skillet, when mushrooms are golden brown, remove mushrooms and garlic and cook tofu until golden brown (use a spray or two of non-stick spray). 4. Cook veggie burger in microwave for 75 sec (remove from baggy). 5. After bagel or sandwich thin is toasted, place 1 slice cheese (or 1 thin slice cheese on each sandwich thin) on top side of bagel and microwave for 30 sec. 6. On other side of bagel or thin, spread horseradish sauce. 7. For open face sandwhich thin, place a few mushrooms and garlic on cheese and top with 2 slices tofu. Finish with 1/2 veggie burger (sliced into strips). 8. For bagel, place a few mushrooms and garlic on bottom of bagel and top with tofu and 1/2 veggie burger (sliced into strips). Add jalepenos if using them, and close with top of bagel.
Spinach, Orange and Feta salad In a large Tupperware container2-3 cups Spinach 2-3 large roma tomatoes (sliced) 1/4 cup chopped onion 2 fresh chives (sliced) 8-10 baby carrots (chopped) 1 orange (sliced) + juice from orange 1 apple (sliced) 3 hard boiled eggs sliced (2 whites, 1 whole egg) 2-3 tbsp sunflower seeds 2-4 tbsp feta cheese (reduced fat)