Sunday, August 14, 2011

Healthier Homemade Hamburgers and Meatballs

I have been experimenting with "fillers" when I make meatballs or hamburgers. Instead of the traditional breadcrumbs, I have been searching for an option that adds nutrition and not just bulk to the recipe. What I found to work well is WHEAT BRAN combined with OATMEAL. The meatballs and hamburgers turn out moister than those made with traditional breadcrumbs!

A great benefit, wheat bran adds fiber to the ground meat that you use. Studies show that it may lower blood pressure, prevent stomach cancer and hemorrhoids (WebMd). The addition of oatmeal also adds health benefits as oatmeal is known to lower cholesterol which may reduce the risk of heart-disease.

Many options are available for you to "add in" to customize your hamburgers or meatballs. Why not make healthy choices!

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