Trouble with FitDay again...maybe

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  1. I wonder how many of those calories include the bun...
    Thank you for the link. I think I just need to not worry about it. I can have a light dinner and still be within my calorie budget even if FitDay IS accurate (which I doubt) so...I'm just being anal again.

  2. Also There was another turkey burger that was like curry flavored and was only 300 calories from whole foods. So, it really varies. Here is an interesting article about veggie burgers.
    I have a couple diff kinds of veggie burgers in my fridge and one box is 3 grams of fat, and another is 8 grams per patty. It all varies and you wouldn't really know unless you made sure to read the nutritional info.
    I don't think the turkey burgers from WF included the bun, but I could be wrong.

  3. I think it would alter caloric content significantly depending on whether the turkey was:
    a) white meat/lean
    b) white and dark meat only
    c) ground turkey (with skin etc)
    I've been duped by the whole 'ground chicken or ground turkey has fewer calories'. In a lot of cases, this isn't true.
    This may not help... but I assumed when I first started eating healthier that it would be ground BREAST... it is not. (usually)

  4. *nods* I didn't really consider the idea that someone might grind turkey with the skin still on. o.O Ew.
    Damn it. Now I gotta find another hamburger replacement. Boca just doesn't cut it sometimes.

  5. Have you nixed red meat?

  6. No, I just don't care for hamburger much. I've never really been a big meat eater, so I tend to stick to poultry and tuna.

  7. Okay. Well in this instance you're looking for a burger replacement (like boca or turkey) or something specifically for making burgers. What I would do (if you don't mind) is use extra lean ground sirloin. OR I would buy ground chicken breast (much more expensive here) and add in some worchestershtershire.
    I cut my burgers with oatmeal, peppers, mushrooms and egg whites so they're less 'big hunk of meat' and more interesting to me...
    I've also made some delicious burgers out of black beans (mashed) with cooked spinach, diced mushroom and oatmeal, really fantastic...

  8. I'm saving this page because you hit it on the head. It's the "big hunk of meat" thing I have an issue with. I like color and texture in my food and a big slab of flesh never appealed to me.
    Every once in a while, I get a craving for something like a cheeseburger, and today satisfied it perfectly, but the calories are gonna do me in if I continue to buy them. Not to mention the gross-factor of what I'd never considered could be IN ground turkey.
    Thanks for the tips--good ideas. :o) I could also use this to make a meatloaf substitute too if the mood ever struck.
    I'm not too worried about the ground chicken being more expensive--I don't buy meat often, so it would be worth the splurge.
    Thanks again

  9. do you like salmon?

  10. On occasion, and I have to have been the one to cook it.
    I really like tuna cakes. Mmm.

  11. here's a salmon pattie recipe I love this recipe so freaking much. It's amazing
    1.5 pounds of boneless, skinless salmon fillets - cut into chunks
    1 cup fresh whole wheat bread crumbs
    1/2 cup crumbled light feta
    1/4 cup of minced shallots
    1tbsp honey mustard
    1tbsp lemon juice
    1 egg
    1tbsp minced fresh dill
    1tsp grated lemon zest
    1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
    -Mince the salmon into very small pieces (or use a food processor if you have one). Transfer salmon to a large bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix together with your hands.
    -Form into 6 patties about 3/4 of an inch thick. Put on a plate and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

  12. the best kind of burgher meat is be ground chuck 80/20 u might say 20% fat WTF are your insane. the fat in the meat actualy makes the patty hold itself together. But anything else id use extra lean.

  13. Ok, dumb question If I go to the store and buy ground beef or ground turkey and buy the cheapest version of either, say 80&, won't my forman grill squeeze out a lot of that fat?

  14. not all also pressing the burgher is a big no no ur squeezing out all the flavour

  15. The foreman doesn't really press it just adds a little bit of weight to the meat to grill both sides evenly, and it's on a slant to let the fat drain.

  16. for the love of gawd!!! dont squeeze em!!!!!
    but ywah soundsl ike that should be fine make sure u calculate the burgher calories after its cooked

  17. homemade crabcakes are easy to make. for that matter, so are homemade turkey burgers. you just have to look for the extra lean kind - and that kind is as expensive as ground sirloin.
    it's odd that you are talking about finding a burger replacement, and yet don't care for hamburger.

  18. :oD I know. I'm a walking contradiction sometimes.
    I have a few mental food aversions, and one of them is red meat. It's not the taste or texture that bothers me, it's just the....thought of what it IS. I know it's totally illogical and makes no sense, but poultry seems cleaner to me. *shrug* I can't explain why.
    I love hamburgers, but again...
    Haha, now that I'm thinking about it, I think I actually know where my aversion came from, but it's ridiculous and stems from one of my phobias.
    I have a pathologic phobia of worms in any form. Earthworms, mealworms, parasitic worms (especially), you name it. I've had it since I was a kid. When I learned about trichinosis in high school, I quit eating pork. As I've grown older, the phobia keeps getting worse, and pork has kind of spread out to include beef as well. I don't eat much fish for the same reason.
    *shrug* I'm crazy, I know.

  19. I'd read about the fish too Have to agree with you on that one.

  20. Yeah, seems weird, but then again what do they care? They being the people that market "ground turkey" as a healthy alternative to beef....

  21. Touché. Lesson learned. I'm kind of grossed out now. The eternal optimist in me tries to assume the best of things, and the idea of eating ground dark meat and turkey skin just...ew.

  22. I know. It's gross. Just one more reason why reading labels is a VERY good habit.
    The whole ground turkey was a shock to me as well.

  23. the daily plate more accurate as far as brand names. you should try it.

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