Who said dietitians disapprove of having a burger now and then? May is burger month so we rounded up the most delicious (not to mention full of healthy nutrition) burgers that are not only dietitian approved, but created by dietitians! At your next cookout or even weeknight dinner try out one of these yummy noms:
Tuna Burgers With Smashed Avocado and Tomato
Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD of Better Is The New Perfect
These burgers not only look amazing, but are loaded with healthy omega-3 fatty acids and are pretty inexpensive to make using canned tuna!
Vegan Black Bean Burgers with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Lisa Kay, MS, RD of Nourished Nutrition Counseling and Education
Who said you can’t have beans in your burger? These super flavorful sliders are not only delicious but filled with fiber!
Grilled Pesto Portabello Mushroom Burgers
Katie Sullivan Morford, RD of Mom’s Kitchen Handbook
Mushrooms are an excellent meat substitute in a burger because it has a meaty texture and is very satisfying.
Indian Spiced Turkey Patties with Cashew Coconut Mango Chutney
E. A. Stewart of Spicy RD Nutrition
This turkey burger is spiced up with delicious Indian flavors and topped with a flavorful chutney.
Salmon Quinoa Burgers
Kaleigh McMordie of Lively Table
Whole grains and healthy omega fats together in one yummy burger? You can’t go wrong!
Black-Eyed Pea & Brown Rice Burgers
Karman Meyers of The Nutrition Adventure
Brown rice, black eyed peas, and cilantro sriracha greek yogurt spread give this recipe loads of flavor.
Adobo Chickpea Sweet Potato Burgers
Lindsey Janeiro of Nutrition To Fit
These burgers are not only full of delicious spice and flavor, but are inexpensive to make!
These 7 unique healthy burger alternatives are all great options and would be a perfect addition to your family’s menu. Fast food burgers, although quick and convenient, can blow a healthy lifestyle out of the water, loaded with calories, unhealthy fats and sodium. Here are a couple stats from three of the most popular burger joints:
28 g fat
10 g saturated fat
80 mg cholesterol
950 mg sodium
49 g fat
16 g saturated fat
115 mg cholesterol
1390 mg sodium
72 g fat
30 g saturated fat
260 mg cholesterol
2000 mg sodium
So, which burger will you cook up next?