Burgers and Fries Medifast Style

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Burgers and fries—it’s an American summertime favorite, but it doesn’t quite make for the healthiest meal.

At Medifast, we believe that eating healthy doesn’t mean completely avoiding all your favorite summer cookout foods. We believe that you can satisfy your cravings, but you just have to do a little tweaking to the recipes!

So how can you consume a burger and fries while on a diet? Try these tips:

Substitute that fatty ground beef patty for a lean healthy turkey patty! It’s all about the seasoning when it comes making a good turkey burger. Experiment with different seasonings for your turkey burger or do a quick Google search to find a new, unique recipe—just watch out for recipes that call for ingredients like mayonnaise!

And the fries? Skip the fried potato all together and try zucchini fries instead! When you eat this delicious recipe, you won’t even miss those greasy spuds:

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Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries & Turkey Burger

2 Servings: 1 Learn and Green, 1 Optional Snack, 6 Condiments

INGREDIENTS

• 3 Cups Zucchini, cut into thick matchstick pieces
• 3 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese
• 1 Tsp Hot Paprika
• 1 Egg
• 9oz 97% Lean Turkey (cooked weight)
• Burger Seasonings of choice
• Cooking Spray

 

 

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Lightly grease baking sheet with 5 sprays of cooking spray
3. Mix Medifast® crackers, parmesan cheese, and paprika in shallow bowl
4. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs
5. Dip each zucchini piece in egg then breadcrumbs and place on baking sheet
6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until fries are crispy on all sides
7. While fries are in the oven, in a skillet or on the grill, cook four turkey burger patties

Now go enjoy those summertime cookouts without guilt! Want more tasty summer recipes? Try these 3 simple summer recipes.

*Average weight loss for Medifast Weight Control Center® customers is 25 pounds.

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