The Latest in Burger Substitutes - Food & Beverage Magazine

The Latest in Burger Substitutes

Beef Alternatives Provide Healthy and Delicious Dinner Options

The Latest in Burger SubstitutesNothing hits the spot quite like a burger, but traditional beef burgers are high in saturated fats and calories. A typical burger has anywhere from 700 to 1,000 calories and more than 20 grams of fat, plus high intake of red meat has been linked to heart disease and possibly even cancer. Luckily there are a number of delicious alternatives that will satisfy your burger craving and provide a more heart-healthy option for your diet.

Salmon Burger: The salmon burger outshines basic beef when it comes to protein and healthy omega 3s, making it a great heart-healthy choice. The MacKnight Salmon Burger comes in at 160 calories per patty, 22 grams of protein and 3,300 mg of omega 3 fatty acids. MacKnight also produces salmon bacon so you don’t have to miss out on a delicious bacon cheeseburger. The salmon burgers are now available at Wal-Marts across the country.

Quinoa Burger: Quinoa is all the rage among protein-lovers, so why not make a burger out of it? Featured in the recent Bud Light tailgating commercial, the quinoa burger is a tasty version of a traditional patty but made with the popular grain and often mixed with vegetables. The Qrunch Burger is a great beef substitute at 190 calories a patty and 4 grams of protein.

Turkey Burger: One way to choose a healthier burger is to look for white meat rather than red meat. The Jennie-O Turkey Burger is a popular choice among grocery shoppers and has 50% less fat than regular ground beef. Their burger comes in at 200 calories and 16 grams of protein, making it a solid alternative to a beef burger.

Veggie Burger: For vegetarians and meat-lovers alike, veggie burgers are a great substitute for the original beef patty. Popular brand Gardenburger makes a delicious veggie burger with variations like Black Bean Chipotle, Sun-Dried Tomato Basil and Portabella Veggie. The Gardenburger Original Veggie Burger is 110 calories and 5 grams of protein per patty.

About MacKnight Food Group
From the small beginnings in the Scottish Border Country over 25 years ago to the MacKnight Food Group of today, Jonathan S. Brown, the Founder and CEO, has maintained the policy of using only the highest quality Atlantic Salmon from the cold clean waters of Scotland and Norway. MacKnight’s Premium Smoked Salmon has been named “Connoisseur’s Choice” and was voted as the #1 smoked salmon by Food & Wine Magazine. Other MacKnight products have also been awarded prestigious recognition in both Europe and the USA. The line of MacKnight products will be carried by select retailers, with popular items such as salmon bacon, hickory smoked salmon and, of course, the finest of Scottish smoked salmon. Wal-Mart will stock the salmon burgers in August 2013. For more information visit us on Facebook at “MacKnight.” or www.macknight.com

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