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Q: I love hamburgers, but I’m trying to cut back on my red meat intake. Any ideas?

A: Yes! Lots of great ideas. You don’t have to give up your burgers this summer . . . or ever. But you can modify your burger recipe this season for variety, taste and health.

Here are some ideas:
  • In addition to beef, you can enjoy a ground chicken or turkey burger.
  • Add grated vegetables, such as carrots or zucchini to your burger patties.
  • Increase volume and fiber intake by adding chopped mushrooms or cooked lentils to your burgers.
  • Try mixing in spinach and feta cheese into burger mixture for a Mediterranean flare.
  • Include black beans and salsa in your ground beef for a Mexican burger.
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Jill Kwasny

Registered Dietitian