Ah, the classic burger and fries. Burger is a bad word and a bad thing for your waistline especially when coupled with fries, but it is an American classic and some would say it is unpatriotic to denounce the burger. So, let’s not denounce the burger. Let’s improve it.
First, does one truly need a patty larger than 4 ounces on a burger?
Second, does one need the bun?
Third, does one need two different meats?
Fourth, does one need multiple cheeses?
Fifth, does one need multiple sauces?
Sixth, does one need all of the above?
The real classic American hamburger consists of a beef patty served inside a sliced bun and typically garnished with condiments. So, the only required items for an American hamburger are a patty and a bun; everything else is un-American. Ok, that’s extreme, but you get the gist. A burger does not have to be the caloric monstrosity that it has become.
Let’s opt for a healthier hamburger – a normal sized beef patty, a veggie patty instead of beef, one slice of cheese, lettuce buns instead of bread rolls, etc. There is an infinite amount of ways to simplify a restaurant burger and avoid eating one sandwich that contains the total caloric intake for a whole day.