Whenever I enjoy a burger or hot dog, I take the time to toast the bun. I prefer to do it on the grill since it imparts a crisp smokiness to the bread, but in a pinch, a skillet or the broiler works fine. How about you?
Memorial Day kicks off the unofficial start of Summer, and for many of you that means a weekend of BBQs. Most people I know are all about the grillables and the sides: special recipes for homemade burgers, perfectly marinated chicken and ribs, veggie kabobs, and creamy potato salad. But when they hit the grocery store to pick up all the essentials, they don't pay much attention to their buns, and there's something you should know. The whole wheat buns you're buying may not be so healthy. Gasp! They might say "made with whole wheat," or they look brown, but that doesn't mean they don't contain enriched flour and corn syrup of the high fructose variety. Check out the surprising ingredients in these popular buns and rolls:
- Pepperidge Farms 100% Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns: high fructose corn syrup
- Whitewheat Hot Dog Buns: enriched wheat flour.
- Arnold Select Wheat Hot Dog Rolls: enriched wheat flour and high fructose corn syrup
- Country Kitchen Whole Grain Wheat Hot Dog Rolls: high fructose corn syrup
Don't fret. There are many healthy options out there to house your burgers and hot dogs, so read more