The sun is shining here in Seattle, so it’s the perfect time to grill up a few healthy burgers.
I’m a fan of sliders myself. It’s the automatic portion control that pleases me, and the fact that Mr. Mike can turn his sliders into a man-sized burger if he chooses to.
Burgers come in all shapes and sizes. The slider above is my turkey burger with quinoa and fresh, fragrant rosemary, but I’m not the only cook with healthy burger recipes.
Let’s see what we can grill up this week!
- Greek Turkey Burgers from Budget Bytes – if you follow my recipes, then you know I often serve dishes with Mediterranean flavors.
- Chicken Avocado Burgers from Laughing Spatula – everyone is talking about the health benefits of avocado, so why not add it to a chicken burger? I’ll swap the ground chicken for ground chicken breast in this recipe since the avocado will add back fat and moisture.
- Parmesan Quinoa Patties from Always Active Athletics – meat-free eaters will enjoy these gluten free veggie packed burgers.
- Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers from Healthy Happy Life – what a terrific idea! Who doesn’t love sweet potatoes!
- Chipotle Black Bean Burgers from Bev Cooks – here’s another meat-free burger with a smoky, spicy kick.
- Easy Lean Curry Burgers from The Big Man’s World – I can’t resist curry in any dish. You could easily swap the ground beef for ground turkey or chicken if beef isn’t your thing.
- Grilled Hawaiian Teriyaki Burger from Skinny Taste – I can see this recipe being a kid-pleaser with the sweet grilled pineapple on top.
- Hamburger Kebabs from Kalyn’s Kitchen – if you’re skipping gluten these days, try these easy kebabs.
- Broiled Salmon Burgers from Health – why not add salmon to your burger mix and get all those heart and brain healthy omega 3 fatty acids in your diet at the same time?
Slenderize your burger with these tasty suggestions:
- Remember to opt for 100% whole grain rolls or burger buns. I’m a fan of Orowheat Sandwich Thins.
- Skip the calorie laden dressings and opt for a low calorie olive oil based mayonnaise, spicy mustards, and low sugar barbecue sauces.
- Load up with lots of colorful veggies and greens on top of your bun.
- Skip the cheese, or purchase low fat cheeses. Just don’t buy fat free cheese. It tastes terrible, and isn’t with the calories.
Don’t forget to follow along during the week. I’m always pinning new healthy recipes for the weekend!
Enjoy and have a terrific weekend!