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Balanced Budget Burger

Eliminate the calories from mealtime – not taste – by indulging in this classic bacon and cheese burger.

Serves 
Prep time
8 min
Cook Time
10 min
Time to Table
18 min

Ingredients

2 cans (85 g each)
Clover Leaf® Flaked Light Tuna - Tomato & Onion
2
egg whites
½ cup
panko flakes
2 tbsp
non-fat cottage cheese
2 cloves
roasted garlic
2
lettuce leaves
2
100% whole wheat hamburger bun (sliced horizontally)
2
tomato slices
2
onion slices
2
strips of chicken bacon, cooked
2
dill pickles for garnish (optional)

Preparation

  1. In a large bowl, combine the tuna, egg whites and panko. Form 2 burger patties.
  2. Mix together cottage cheese and roasted garlic. Set aside.
  3. In a medium-high heat sauté pan, place the tuna burger patties into the pan and sauté for 3 minutes per side.
  4. Place lettuce leaf on a halved Kaiser roll and top with seared tuna burger.
  5. Place 1 tbsp of the cottage cheese mixture on top followed by the tomato and onion slices and chicken bacon. Place the remaining Kaiser half on top.

Tip:

  • For presentation, skewer a dill pickle to top of bun.
  • You can replace regular bread crumbs for panko flakes (Japanese-style bread crumbs)

Make it a combo: Serve with crinkle-cut veggie sticks for a healthy side dish along with an Apple Soda Pop (see recipe below).

Apple Soda Pop
½ cup sliced apple (your choice of variety)
Ice
2 cups club soda

  • Thinly slice the apples and place into glass with ice. Pour club soda.
  • Let steep in the refrigerator for 20 – 30 minutes before serving.

Serves 2.

Nutritional information (Apple Soda Pop) per serving: 15 calories, 50mg sodium, 4g carbohydrates, 1g fibre, 3g sugar.

Nutrition

Amount per serving% Daily Value
Calories
340
Fat
7 g
11%
Saturated Fat
1.5 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Saturated + Trans
8%
Cholesterol
35 mg
Sodium
930 mg
39%
Carbohydrate
42 g
14%
Fibre
4 g
16%
Sugar
8 g
Protein
28 g
Vitamin A
2%
Vitamin C
8%
Calcium
8%
Iron
30%

Claims Per Serving

- Low in saturated fat
- Trans fat free
- Source of fibre
- Excellent source of protein
- Source of Vitamin C
- Excellent source of iron

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