It’s wicked Wednesday. Hump Day. The week is half over. Time for a wicked indulgence. Comfort for a bad day or celebration for a good day. You earned it.
Today’s wicked indulgence: Build a burger! 100% beef with a toasted bun and toppings!
If you are feeling a little anemic or hungover, tired of eating just the patty, or just “hungry as a bear”- a thick juicy burger loaded with your favorite toppings is just what you need! Eat some beef! Add some fries, onion rings, or a thick creamy milkshake – go all the way! You only live once! You can hop back on your diet tomorrow!
Hamburgers are high in fat and calories. Oftentimes, they are one of the first things eliminated from a healthy or restricted diet. Hamburgers should not be eliminated from your diet. Studies show that eating an occasional hamburger can actually boost your health.
Hamburgers are loaded with protein, iron, and B vitamins which support your body’s ability to energize you. Iron from hamburgers is easily absorbed and used to carry energizing oxygen to all parts of your body.
Hamburgers are currently the most popular food in America. Americans eat 50 billion hamburgers a year which translates to three hamburger a week per person! (Huffington Post) Fletcher Davis of Athens, Texas claims to have invented the hamburger in the 1880’s. He serve fried ground beef patties with mustard and onion between two slices of bread with a pickle on the side.
Fast food is the easiest, cheapest, and quickest way to sooth your burger cravings. You can buy an amazingly, mouthwatering burger from your car! Run through the drive-in and order a Big Mac, Quarter Pounder, Whopper, Whataburger, Wendy’s Single, Double, or Triple, Butterburger, Slider, Thickburger, Steakburger, The Big Buford, Wendy’s Baconator – the choices are endless! Be sure to order some fries or onion rings and an icy, cold Diet Coke or creamy milk shake.
Many restaurants offer “build a burger” entrees where you can order your burger any way you want. Smokey Bones, Chilis, and Fuddruckers are just a few of the places that offer” build a burger” menus.
Make your own hamburger. Be creative. Experiment. Go to the grocery store and select a 90% lean hamburger, sirloin burger, or Kobe beef hamburger. Select a bun – whole-wheat, bagel, pretzel, English muffin, bread, etc. Chose some cheese, some sauce, and some toppings and maybe something unusual like macaroni and cheese or baked beans, or a fried egg. Fry or grill your burger, toast your bun, and load up the toppings. MMMMM!
If you want a healthier burger, choose 90% lean hamburger or turkey burgers, low-fat cheese, whole wheat bun, and vegetable toppings with salad on the side and a Diet Coke.
Check out the 2017 Taste of Hamburg-er Festival in Hamburg, PA on September 2, 2017. It is all about hamburgers – contests, entertainment, and a variety of hamburgers to sample