Labor Day: Cook Out Healthier

My family loves to cook out on the grill. We throw on some steaks, hamburgers and hot dogs almost every weekend! Not only are cook outs an amazing way to bring families together… they can also be a great way to eat healthier!

Just in time for Labor Day, Whole Foods Market has a variety of deals to make the last official BBQ of summer a success.

Today, September 3rd, Whole Foods Market stores in Arizona, Nevada and Southern California are offering ground grass-fed beef at a special price of $3.99/lb!

Grass-fed beef is a much leaner choice than grain-fed beef, and there are a few differences in preparing grass-fed beef. The Whole Foods Market website has delicious recipes for Bahn Mi Grass-Fed Beef Burgers and Apple and Cheddar Grass-Fed Beef Burgers that are sure to make your BBQ memorable.

If you miss the sale today, all Whole Foods Markets will host a special deal for shoppers—20% off burgers Saturday-Monday. From traditional beef to turkey, seafood, veggie, and bison, any burger in the store will be discounted.

Here’s the recipe for Apple Cheddar Grass-Fed Beef Burgers:

3/4 pound 90% lean ground grass-fed beef
1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
2 ounces sharp cheddar, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup shredded peeled Granny Smith apple
Canola oil cooking spray (optional)

Combine beef, onion, cheddar, mustard, salt, pepper and apple in a large bowl and form into four (4-inch) patties. Grill over medium heat or broil, flipping once, until done to your taste, 6 to 8 minutes. Or, spray a large skillet with cooking spray and cook over medium heat, 6 to 8 minutes.

Thanks Whole Foods Market for providing families with healthy grilling options!