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Our nutrition experts and registered dietitians translate the latest nutrition research into tips you can use to eat healthier every day.

"Guy Foods" Lightened

We’ve lightened favorite “guy foods” most commonly found on a bar menu (or on your coffee table during halftime).  By making just a few small tweaks, you (and your man) can savor every bite to the fullest.

Burgers
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Burgers

A hamburger doesn't have to be oversized or loaded with fatty toppings to be a good burger. You may think that the easiest way to lighten a beef burger is to just switch to ground turkey, but that isn't always true. Not all ground turkey is as light as you may believe so make sure to check the label to ensure you're purchasing ground turkey breast (versus "ground turkey" that may also include the darker meat and skin). In fact, regular ground turkey has more fat and calories than 93% lean ground beef. So if you prefer beef, choose the extra-lean ground beef or ground sirloin and top with crisp lettuce, juicy tomatoes, and reduced-fat cheese.

View Recipe: Smothered Steak Burgers

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