How bad is Hamburger Helper for you?

9 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    You’d be better off eating the box it comes in. The box is better for you.

  • Freespiritseeker
    1 month ago

    All in all it’s not really that bad for you as long as you serve it as part of a balanced meal. Hamburger helper (we’ll use the cheeseburger Macaroni as a sample), 1 cup serving size contains

    Total Fat13 g

    Saturated Fat5 g

    Trans Fatty Acids1.5 g

    Cholesterol55 mg


    Total Carbohydrates35 g

    Dietary Fiber1 g


    Protein28 g

    Calcium100 mg

    Potassium500 mg

  • Maggie
    1 month ago

    Hamburger helper really isn’t bad for you considering that you have probably eaten so many McDonalds and Burger King fast foods in your lifetime. Heart stopper uppers! At least you are the one making Hamburger Helper in your own home – you drain the meat, etc. I am sure you will be fine if you eat it.

  • Braulia
    5 days ago

    Hamburger Helper is Ok Im sure just about anybody can find a variety they like. As with anything else its good once in a while. Variety is the spice of life. You can get sick of just about anything so let moderation be the key.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    This is a healthier alternative to store purchased hamburger helper – making your own mix.

    Ingredients for the mix:

    2 cups nonfat dry milk

    1 cup corn starch

    1/4 cup beef bouillon powder

    2 tablespoons onion flakes

    1 teaspoon dried basil

    1 teaspoon dried thyme

    1 teaspoon black pepper

    2 tablespoons dried parsley

    1 tablespoon garlic powder


    Mix the ingredients together and store in an air tight container. Use mix as a base for the following dinners.

    ***Chili Mac:***

    1 pound ground beef, browned and drained

    1 cup water

    1/2 cup macaroni noodles (uncooked)

    2 cans chopped tomatoes

    1 Tb chili powder

    1/2 cup mix

    Chili Mac: Combine all and simmer 20 minutes or until macaroni is cooked


    1 pound ground beef, browned and drained

    2 cups water

    1/2 cup mix

    2 cups uncooked egg noodles

    1/2 cup sour cream

    Stroganoff: Combine all except sour cream. Simmer 20 minutes or until noodles are tender. Stir in sour cream and serve.

    ***Potato Beef Casserole***

    1 pound ground beef, browned and drained

    3/4 cup water

    6 potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced

    1 cup frozen mixed veggies

    1/2 cup mix

    Potato Beef Casserole Combine all and simmer, covered, until potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove cover and cook until excess water is evaporated.

    ***Quick Lasagna: ***

    1 pound ground beef, browned and drained

    1/2 cup mix

    1 onion, chopped

    2 cups water

    16 ounces tomato sauce

    3 cups lasagna noodles, uncooked, broken in bits

    1/4 cup parmesan cheese

    2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded

    Quick Lasagna: Combine all except mozzarella in large skillet. Bring to a boil, let simmer for 15 minutes or until noodles are cooked. Top with mozzarella. Turn off heat and let cheese melt.

    This recipe for Almost Hamburger Helper serves/makes 6

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Well let’s just say if you have blood pressure problems…watch out. Packaged foods like that are always very very high in sodium even if they are not salty in taste. Besides that, it all depends on how you prepare it, but it shouldn’t be too fattening.

  • Sugar Pie
    1 month ago

    Well, it’s very high in sodium, and most Americans dont’ need any extra! But if you use lean ground beef (round or sirloin) and drain any fat… having it now and again shoudl be alright w/ a diet high in variety.

  • qtpie031984
    1 month ago

    How bad is it? I don’t know. I do know how good it is and how easy to make too.

  • noey2010
    1 month ago

    i think some of them are nasty…. but they have other flavors that are ok

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