turkey burger not much better than McDonald's double 1/4lb'er

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    turkey burger not much better than McDonald's double 1/4lb'er


    Well, this is dissapointing.

    2 slices whole wheat bread, 220 cals, 8g's protein
    1 slice of cheese, 110 cals, 6g's protein
    2 jennie O 'extra lean' turkey patties 160 cals each 38g's protein

    So, 650 cals 52g's protein.

    A mcD's double qp with cheese is 740 cals with 48g's protein.

    I suppose if I bothered with reduced fat cheese and took some extra time to find a more calorie efficient wheat bread that still tasted half decent I could improve it a little more, but it already tastes a bit 'healthy' as it is, know what I mean?

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    Lower cholesterol, lower sodium, more nutrients in the whole wheat versus the enriched crap the bun is made out of. Less fat, especially saturated.
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    When you add in the fact that the grease(we're talking high sat fats) in the Mickey D's burger is probably 15 times(exaggeration) that of the turkey burger, then i'd take the TB over the QP any day of the week.
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    I'd have to agree with the posters above. If you were going solely on calorie/protein count they make look comparable. But when you compare trans. fats, sodium, etc., I'll take the lean turkey burger every day.
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    turkey is the way to go. i use ground turkey for my burgers and pastas (unless i eat out). if its beef on my plate its a fukin steak.
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    I agree with all the posts up top.. You need to remember about fats etc.. TB is the way to go.. I wish I could say McD's is healthy, I haven't had anything from them since I started my diet over a year ago...
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    The vast majority of that McD's burger is soy protein... I don't even think they deserve to be referred to as "meat". Incomplete profiles + negative insulin reactions... the amount of additives in those burgers are unknown as well. The difference is truely night and day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightwanderer View Post
    Well, this is dissapointing.



    I suppose if I bothered with reduced fat cheese and took some extra time to find a more calorie efficient wheat bread that still tasted half decent I could improve it a little more, but it already tastes a bit 'healthy' as it is, know what I mean?

    i like to use whole wheat flour low carb tortillas, take one tortilla slice down the middle for two parts, slab on the turkey burger between them, i throw on some lettuce and tomatoes on mines to get some veggies in there as well.

    12 pk jennie O turkey burgers 4.99 - 1 mc D' 1/4 pounder 4.99+
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    Is this serious? The OP compared a turkey burger to a McDonald's quarter pounder w/cheese. Thats like saying "peanit butter has 200 calories per serving, and a snickers bar has 250 calories per serving, so they are pretty much the same" !!!!!!!!! Please stop giving him any feedback. This thread ends . . . HERE.
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    also when you cook your own turkey burger, you can drain a decent amount of fat, using the forman, and then patting it down,

    add your own spices (mrs dash) keep the sodium low, and weight watchers light wheat. also make a hummus or buy hummus (red pepper hummus is my personal fav) and add a table spoon extravirgin olive oil, its an excellent meal,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Highlanda01602 View Post
    The vast majority of that McD's burger is soy protein... I don't even think they deserve to be referred to as "meat". Incomplete profiles + negative insulin reactions... the amount of additives in those burgers are unknown as well. The difference is truely night and day.
    actually soy protein has a complete amino acid profile. but thats neither here or there,

    what happens to phyto estrogens when you fry them? NO ONE KNOWS
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    That's like saying eating olive oil is as bad as spooning butter down your face chute. Or the snickers bar example above. Simply not taking into account all of the variables (mono poly sat. fats, cholesterol, sodium, etc).

    Cmon night, i thought you were more logical than this!!!!
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    Some people really don't know the difference other than protein content. One of the many reasons people have issues when they only look at protein when building a diet. They leave out a lot of necissary vitamins, minderals, fats etc.
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    I like the snickers comment.. I would be the most muscular person in the world if that worked.. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk View Post
    Lower cholesterol, lower sodium, more nutrients in the whole wheat versus the enriched crap the bun is made out of. Less fat, especially saturated.
    Good point Jay-zizzle.
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