A turkey burger seems like a healthy alternative to a fatty beef burger right? Wrong! A turkey burger can actually pack more fat and calories than a beef burger if the ground meat contains a higher percentage of fat. For example a 3-ounce burger patty made from 95 percent lean ground beef contains 145 calories and 6 grams of fat, whereas a 3-ounce patty made from 85 percent lean ground turkey packs 250 calories and 16 grams of fat.
If you eat meat go with the highest percent lean you can find, or ditch the meat altogether and whip up a batch of black bean burgers. Black beans pack more antioxidants than blueberries and regular bean eaters have smaller waistlines and a 22 percent lower risk of obesity.