14 Guilt-Free Burger Recipes That Won’t Ruin Your Diet
It’s burger season, people
You want to take advantage of prime grilling season, but you’d rather skip the high calorie count that comes along with a big, fatty burger. (Also, you’re not that into red meat, if you’re being honest.) Here, 14 healthy alternatives that’ll look just as good--if not better--on your Memorial Day plate.
Roasted Cauliflower Sliders
Cauliflower is our favorite substitute for red meat. Add to that a layer of hummus and Greek yogurt and you’ve got yourself a damn satisfying dinner.
Southwestern Turkey Burgers with Guacamole and Spicy Aioli
Lean protein, healthy fats and just a tiny spread of spicy aioli.
Asian Salmon Burgers
You need more omega-3 fatty acids in your diet. Here, have this burger.
Grilled Thai Spice Chicken Sliders
Seasoned with fish sauce, chile paste and lime, these chicken sliders are anything but boring.
Pesto Portobello Burgers
One meaty-textured portobello mushroom patty has about 30 calories. Compare that to your average hamburger patty, which contains 230.
Rosemary-Lemon Turkey Burgers with Brie, Raspberry Jam and Arugula
A lean turkey patty and a heaping pile of arugula definitely cancel out the decadent slice of creamy Brie. (Right?)
Caprese Chicken Burgers
Lose the bun and you’re basically eating a salad.
Beet, Brown Rice and Chickpea Burgers with Tahini
Could be the most colorful burger we’ve ever seen. The tahini--a creamy spread made from sesame seeds--gives this guy a jolt of flavor.
Lentil and Mushroom Burgers
A mushroom base packed with rolled oats, sunflower seeds and lentils provides all the texture and flavor of a meat burger without the calories.
Ahi Tuna Burgers with Slaw and Sriracha Mayo
Ahi tuna is low in calories but high in vitamins and minerals. Make it without the Sriracha for an even healthier approach.