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Healthy Burger and Salad Recipe

Yes, You Can Eat a Burger and Still Lose Weight

Think that burgers can't be part of a healthy diet? Guess again. Dietitian Julie Upton, MS, RD, of Appetite for Health is a big fan of this protein-packed sirloin burger that only tastes like a decadent dinner. The burger and salad clock in well under 450 calories and offer nearly 30 grams of protein, making it a win-win dish for calorie-conscious folks who need to appropriately refuel their muscles after a strenuous evening workout.

Sirloin Burger With Side Salad

From Julie Upton, MS, RD

Healthy Burger and Salad Recipe


  1. For the sirloin burger:
    4 ounces ground sirloin (at least 90-percent lean)
    1 whole-wheat roll
    1 tablespoon mustard
    1 tablespoon ketchup
    2 leaves lettuce
    2 slices tomato
  1. For the side salad:
    1 cup mixed greens
    1/2 tablespoon olive oil
    1/2 tablespoon vinegar


  1. Preheat your grill or broiler. Form a burger patty with the sirloin.
  2. Grill or broil your burger patty for 5 minutes per side so it is medium-well.
  3. Spread ketchup and mustard on the burger bun, then layer lettuce, tomato, and patty as you prefer.
  4. Toss mixed greens with olive oil and vinegar, and add to your plate.

Source: Calorie Count


Calories per serving
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