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3 Things To Keep In Mind When Contemplating the Carl's Jr Turkey Burger
Elaine Magee, MPH, RD posted:
Is the Carl's Jr? New Turkey Burger Really A Lean Option?
You've probably seen the television commercial by now, advertising Carl Jr.'s new turkey burger. It looks juicy and big and super satisfying doesn't it? But is it a lean, healthy option to a typical quarter pounder?
Of the three turkey burger options at Carl's Jr., the lowest in calories and fat is clearly the Teriyaki Turkey Burger with grilled pineapple and Swiss cheese with 320 calories, 14 grams of fat, 5 grams saturated fat and the highest in fat is the regular Turkey Burger with 490 calories and 23 grams of fat.
Hey Carl Jr?why does your regular Turkey Burger need special sauce AND mayonnaise? I tried to find out online how many calories there was if you order it without mayonnaise, but this wasn't an option on their website that I could see.
Their Guacamole Turkey Burger compares closely in calories and fat to the regular turkey burger option because what it doesn't have in mayonnaise and special sauce, it gains back with the guacamole and pepper jack cheese.
[Here they are from highest to lowest in calories and fat.>
Carl's Jr. Turkey Burger (burger, special sauce, mayonnaise, red onion, tomato, lettuce pickle chips, on a honey wheat bun)
490 calories, 23 grams fat, 4.5 grams saturated fat, 80 mg cholesterol, 1010 mg sodium, 45 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams fiber, 29 grams protein

Carl's Jr. Guacamole Turkey Burger (burger, guacamole, pepper jack, tomato, lettuce on a honey wheat bun)
490 calories, 21 grams fat, 6 grams saturated fat, 85 mg cholesterol, 1120 mg sodium, 43 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams fiber, 33 grams protein.
Carl's Jr. Teriyaki Turkey Burger (burger, grilled pineapple, teriyaki glaze, Swiss cheese, red onion, tomato, lettuce, on a honey wheat bun)
320 calories, 14 grams fat, 5 grams saturated fat, 80 mg cholesterol, 1120 mg sodium, 55 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams fiber, 32 grams protein.
If you are considering trying the Teriyaki Turkey Burger, keep these 3 things in mind:
3 Things to Keep In Mind When Contemplating The Turkey Burger
? These burgers are big and satisfying so you probably won't need those fries you are thinking about adding to the order.
? They each have over 1,000 milligrams of sodium so try and enjoy these burgers with low sodium side dishes like fresh fruit and raw veggies!
? All turkey burger options have at least 16 grams of fat less than the Carl's Jr. Famous Star Cheeseburger with 660 calories, 39 grams of fat and 13 grams of saturated fat. The Teriyaki Turkey Burger has 340 fewer calories and 25 less grams of fat and 8 grams less saturated fat.

If you tried one of these Turkey Burgers from Carl's Jr., please tell us what you thought about it.
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she also wrote this a year ago, and she has now retired from the site, shows how much you know, captain.

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