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Hungry Girl Today: 2.05.13
CHEW THE RIGHT THING
HG's Whopping Avocado Swiss Burger
Avo' Nice Day!
Guess what, specialty burgers... We can rebuild you. Better, lighter, and lower in calories than you were before. So, fast-food chains, keep churning out these crazy burgers -- we'll keep whipping up guilt-free versions. No problem!
1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese
1 oz. (about 2 tbsp.) mashed avocado
1 tsp. fat-free mayonnaise
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. onion powder
1 slice center-cut bacon or turkey bacon
1 Boca Original Vegan Veggie/Meatless Burger (or HG Alternative)
1 light hamburger bun with about 80 calories (or HG Alternative)
1 slice tomato
2 tbsp. shredded lettuce
In a small bowl, stir cheese wedge until smooth. Add avocado, mayo, garlic powder, and onion powder. Stir until uniform.
Cook bacon until crispy, either in a skillet over medium heat or on a microwave-safe plate in the microwave. (See package for cook time.) Break bacon in half.
Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Cook burger patty for about 4 minutes per side, until cooked through.
Split bun into halves, and place patty on the bottom half. Top with cheese-avocado mixture, bacon halves, tomato, and lettuce. Add the top of the bun, and dig in!
MAKES 1 SERVING
Serving Size: 1 burger (entire recipe)
Sat Fat: 2.5g
PointsPlus® value 7*
SmartPoints® value 7*
HG Alternatives: Instead of the 70-calorie Boca burger, use any meatless patty with reasonable stats that you like. Can't find 80-calorie light hamburger buns? Try a 100-calorie flat sandwich bun, like an Arnold/Brownberry/Oroweat Sandwich Thin. Just adjust the calorie count accordingly!
Burger King's Avocado & Swiss Whopper
A Swiss Miss
We get it, Burger King. After making a certain item for years on end, you wanted to change things up. And your gussied-up version of the Whopper happens to be VERY tempting. It's loaded with things we love -- cheese, bacon, avocado, and more. But 730 calories and nearly 40 grams of fat for a SANDWICH is hardly our cup of tea (or plate of burger). After tasting this thing, we came to a few conclusions. 1. No burger needs two separate avocado-infused condiments. (Aioli and a spread? Really?!?) 2. A slice of melted cheese easily gets lost with all of that avocado. Our solution? Make one extra-tasty Swiss-avocado spread, using our favorite creamy cheese! Factor in less-fatty bacon, a meatless patty, and a light hamburger bun, and voilà! Better luck next time, BK...
Serving Size: 1 burger
PointsPlus® value 19*
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