Healthy burgers at DQ

| January 18, 2013

Classic treat eatery Dairy Queen also serves up quite the burger menu, along with several other lunch and dinner items. When picking up a DQ burger, though, keeping it simple – and avoiding the extras – is the key to keeping it healthy. The following are the healthiest burgers available at DQ.

Original Cheeseburger

Calories: 400
Fat: 18 g
Cholesterol: 65 mg
Sodium: 930 mg
Carbohydrates: 34 g
Fiber: 1 g
Protein: 19 g

GrillBurger with Cheese

Calories: 540
Fat: 30 g
Cholesterol: 70 mg
Sodium: 1020 mg
Carbohydrates: 44 g
Fiber: 3 g
Protein: 23 g

Quarter Pound Mushroom Swiss GrillBurger

Calories: 570
Fat: 35 g
Cholesterol: 75 mg
Sodium: 820 mg
Carbohydrates: 39 g
Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 24 g

You can always ask for burgers without cheese, which will cut down on your fat and cholesterol intakes.

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet, the recommended daily nutritional intakes are: Fat – 65 g; Saturated Fat – 20 g; Cholesterol – 300 mg; Sodium – 2400 mg; Potassium – 3500 mg; Carbohydrates – 300 g; Fiber – 25 g; Protein – 50 g.

Consult a nutritionist or doctor for more information on your personal recommended daily nutritional intake.