Hamburger Healthy

Enjoy a fat burning, protein-packed, childhood favorite made from scratch! This homemade chili cheese hamburger healthy recipe offers a balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat so that you are satiated and able to eat an economically friendly meal and keep your blood sugar and waistline under control.

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  • 12 oz lean ground turkey (or ground round, ground beef)
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 cup skim milk (or use soy or almond)
  • 1½ cups pasta sauce
  • 1½ cups elbow macaroni, dry
  • 1 TBSP arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
  • 1 TBSP chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp evaporated cane juice (sugar)
  • 1/2tsp paprika
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded (optional)


  1. Brown ground turkey in a largeskillet and drain.
  2. In the same skillet add hot water, tomato sauce and milk.
  3. Add cooked macaroni elbows followed by seasonings*.
  4. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer on low for about 12-20 minutes or until macaroni elbows are tender.
  5. During the last few minutes of cooktime, stir in the cheese, cover the skillet again and give a few minutes of cook time.
  6. Let stand to thicken to your liking before serving.

*Seasonings: Combine arrowroot powder, chili powder, garlic powder, evaporated cane juice and paprika which you can blend using a zip lock bag.

Serves: 4

Approximate nutritional analysis per serving: 424 calories, 27 grams of protein, 51 grams of carbohydrates, 12.5 grams of fat, and 3 grams of fiber.

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