The Lo-Co Burger-Off

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Combine my inability to plan nightly low-cholesterol dinners (all right, any dinner) and the need to feed a teenaged boy who plays sports, and the all-too-frequent result is dinner at a burger joint.

So not lo-co, I know.  But it happens.

Worse, it’s happening more regularly because the famous ‘Shake Shack’ (chef Danny Meyer’s take on fast food) just opened in our town.  We’ve been there a few (ahem) times.

I decided it was time to think about this…not just pretend it wasn’t happening. So I tabulated the nutritional info of what I usually eat at the three burger places we like: Wendy’s,

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The Beans and Cabbage Lunch

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So…the White Beans with Cabbage, Pasta, and Ham. How was it for lunch?  Well, um, OK I guess, but unlike most leftovers it was not better the next day.  In fact this was, if anything, blander.  Not an easy achievement.

That said, for a quick, no-plan lunch this recipe worked well enough that I downed it 2 days in a row.  And its Tupperwared existence in my fridge saved me from having to think about lunch: a big bonus, as I was on conference calls through lunch both yesterday and today.  (Yes, I mute the call while chewing.)

However,

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