Delicious and Worry Free Grilling
Timeless Nutrition Tip
Buy the right burger and bring back the barbecue! If you feel the need to give up the tangy pleasure of grilled food for fear of carcinogens, you've missed the point.
It is true that grilling meat creates cancer-causing chemicals called heterocyclic amines. However, grilling is not the problem, the meat juices sizzling on open heat is what causes these carcinogenic culprits.
A safe alternative is vegetable burgers instead of beef burgers. No meat, no meat juices!
Here are three of the best of the best rated on the market:
- Morningstar Farms Spicy Black Bean - Best selling veggie burgers! Made with black beans, roasted corn, brown rice and chili peppers for a little kick. Contain 73 percent less fat than regular ground beef. Regular ground beef contains 15g total fat per serving (67g).
- Gardenburger Savory Mushroom - A delicious whole grain burger made from fine portabella mushrooms, Mozzarella, wild rice, fresh onions and rolled oats.
- Boca Burgers All American Classic Made With Non-Gmo Soy - A barbecue favorite made with Non GMO soy and Cheddar cheese.
Because veggie burgers are so much lower in fat, and don't have the same juices and fat that a beef burger has, you need to oil your grill to prevent them from sticking. Clean your grill - scrape off any bits and pieces. Take a paper towel dipped in oil and rub it thoroughly across the grates. Alternatively, you can spray your grill with a non-stick cooking spray.