Adding diced apple – tart or sweet fruit, to your taste – to chicken burgers not only gives a fruity flavour that complements the meat and herbs, but also lightens up the meaty burgers and provides fibre. Served in baps, with honey mustard and crisp fresh watercress, these are a great alternative to beef burgers.
Minced turkey will make burgers that are even lower in fat than those made with chicken. * Use baby spinach leaves instead of watercress. * For a creamy, more savoury alternative to honey mustard, mix 2 tbsp Dijon mustard with reduced-fat mayonnaise. * Use wholemeal breadcrumbs and wholemeal baps to increase the fibre content.
Apples provide good amounts of vitamin C as well as soluble fibre in the form of pectin. If you eat apples with their skin on you get even more fibre – a third more, to be exact. * Minced chicken has much less fat than lean minced beef. * Small amounts of honey are perfectly acceptable for those with diabetes. The Glycaemic Index of honey is about half that of glucose.
Good source of copper, iron, selenium, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin E. Useful source of calcium, folate, niacin, potassium, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin C, zinc.