The second great news that I want to share is that I’ve actually lost weight this week eating beacon cheese burgers. Like most people who have weight issues, I’m no stranger to fast food, and I loves me some hamburgers. It really is a bummer to me to think that a lot of the food that I love is now off limits. But like I said before, I’m learning that I can still have the foods I love if I tweak the recipe in healthy ways. My beacon cheese burger is a perfect example of this. It’s made with ground turkey (mixed with a little teriyaki sauce and spices), turkey beacon (mmmm, who knew this was so good) and low fat cheddar, all on whole wheat sandwich thins.
I made this for dinner on Monday and fell in love. My hubby is not big on burgers so for dinner on Tuesday I made him a roasted chicken. But I had to use up the rest of that ground turkey so have continued to have burgers for dinner the rest of the week. It tastes so decadent and bad for you but I can’t help myself. It’s so yummy! I figured out that this lovely deliciousness is less than 350 calories, and since I’ve continued to lose weight this week I allowed myself to enjoy my current favorite food.