I will admit, I love to eat a juicy burger with some french fries. Who wouldn’t?! A burger is one of the most popular summer BBQ food, but it is not exactly summer body friendly. The buns are loaded in carbohydrate, and the burger patties and cheese are loaded in fat. It is high calories food. But, it is delicious. Today I’m going to share with you my homemade gluten-free, low carb, and keto burger recipe. It is low carb and high in fiber.
If you are planning on heading to a few BBQ this summer and keep your summer body in shape, there are many ways you can make your burger healthier.
Lettuce is usually my way to cut calories on my burger and make it skinny. However, somedays lettuce isn’t as satisfying than buns. If you are looking for a bun substitute, check out Outer Aisle cauliflower sandwich thins. With this sandwich thins, I can now enjoy a burger with “buns” and not have to feel guilty about eating it. This sandwich thin is low carb, low calories, naturally gluten-free, allergen-friendly, and you get one serving of vegetable per piece. I think it is a no brainer to use this sandwich thins as burger buns.
Now, this sandwich thin is gluten free and is made from cauliflower. I know what you are thinking, it must taste pretty disgusting. While I wouldn’t say this sandwich thin texture is just like bread, but it does give volume and depth to whatever you are eating with. And trust me, you won’t miss the gluten and the carb. Some would say, it’s like having bread. In term of taste, you do not taste the cauliflower at. It may smell like cauliflower when you first open the packaging, but it does NOT taste like cauliflower at all.
I love spicy food, and I like my burger spicy. And of course, one of the most well-known health benefits of spice is its ability to raise metabolism, and thus burn extra calories. Eating spicy food can temporarily boost your metabolism by up to eight percent! So you know what that means, add some heat to your food this summer.
When it comes to purchasing meat for the patties, I choose organic lean ground beef. Organic is a must for me when it comes to meat because USDA allows antibiotic usage on beef (unless the farmer decided not to use it on their animal, they could label raised without antibiotics). Another reason why I choose organic is that bacteria tend to remain on the surface of the solid cut meat. And when the solid cut turns to ground, the bacteria get mixed throughout the meat during the grinding process. Ground beef (like other ground meats) can also go through several grinding steps at processing plants and in stores, providing more opportunities for cross-contamination to occur. When you purchase organic, the measures are much more strict than conventional.
When comes to burgers sauce, ketchup, mustard, and mayo are the most popular. However, these sauce are either high in sugar, sodium, fat, artificial color, artificial flavor, or full of chemical ingredients.
When it comes to condiment, be sure to read the label of store brought products or make your own!
Find the perfect beach body approved keto burger recipe below. It is gluten-free, low carb, spicy, loaded in fiber, and lean.