By Matthew Thompson, Associate Food Editor for EatingWell Magazine
It's burger season! While some people will choose to simply enjoy an occasional calorie splurge without worrying about the consequences, there are many of us who are eager to find ways to indulge without ruining our diet. It's easy to save calories when you're hosting your own cookout; it's a bit harder when you're just a guest at someone else's shindig.
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As a sometime grill-master and EatingWell associate food editor, I thought I'd share a few simple, cookout-ready strategies-whether you're a host or a guest-to help you save more than 400 calories from your hamburger bun, patty and toppings while still enjoying all that juicy, beefy flavor.
Your average hamburger bun can really up the impact of a burger. Many come packed with 236 "empty" calories in a normal, white-bread bun.
If You're a Guest: Try scooping out the inside of the bun. By