We thought it would be fun to showcases some beef-free burger options that are a little outside the bun so to speak. We aren’t bashing beef, but since so many people are electing to eat a healthier diet, why not share our favorites from the Get Healthy U kitchen and around the web! These eight beef-free burgers are unique, tasty, and cover a wide spectrum of flavors your taste buds will cheer for. From salmon, turkey, meatless, to Moroccan, every party goer will be wowed by these healthier selections. My personal favorite is my Spicy Black Bean Burger! This low-cal, protein packed flavor sensation has a great texture that even your pickiest “meat lover” guest will love. Just mix up a batch of our low-cal Sassy Skinny Margaritas or Watermelon Mojitos and your BBQ will be a hit!
A vegetarian option with a little kick! Who knew going meatless could be so tasty? I use a little pepper jack cheese in these burgers because it adds a nice hearty texture you can sick your teeth into. These burgers freeze really well and make a easy meal served with whole grain chips and my simple Homemade Hummus Recipe.
I love fresh salmon. It’s so tasty and packed with healthy fats like omega-3s that are crucial to good heart health. This light and delicious salmon burger is the perfect protein on a hot summer night with a side of creamy Potato Salad!
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You have heard of a Juicy Lucy, this healthier version takes the cake! The delicious turkey burger is amazing with the gooey goat cheese stuffing, and the peach barbecue sauce is tangy, sweet, and to die for!
Beet burgers have become one of my all-time favorite meals. They are great served up on a toasted bun like this one, or they are also super tasty on top of a salad. Using a food processor makes this recipe a snap. I highly recommend trying this chipotle aioli that we put on burgers, sweet potato fries, fresh veggies, and just about anything we can find.
Drop that bun and reach for a pita! This tasty Mediterranean-inspired turkey burger recipe can’t get much easier, and I love using pita bread for a fun twist. Top with any of your favorite veggies and even add some green peppers and Greek olives for a little extra yum! I serve these healthy turkey burger pitas with my Ultimate Greek Salad.
These sweet potato and chickpea burgers have the perfect balance of savory and sweet. The quinoa adds a nice texture to these veggie patties, and I love the spiced yogurt sauce on top as a healthy swap for high fat mayonnaise.
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If you have tried turkey burgers in the past and they were dry or bland, give this protein packed recipe a shot! These juicy patties are oozing with tangy Feta and vitamin-rich spinach.
Once you try this healthy lentil and mushroom veggie burger recipe, you’ll never buy a store-bought veggie burger again. These hearty veggie burgers have a nice nutty flavor to them, and I highly recommend a little goat cheese and arugula on top. I really like this Fennel Slaw as a side dish to this burger!
Some of these amazing burgers may be outside your comfort zone, but getting healthy means making small changes that stick. Maybe today it’s making that vegetarian spicy black bean burger, and next week you start to reduce your red meat consumption by participating in Meatless Monday! Even small steps like moving more each day and trying new recipes help you become a healthier you!