Healthier Grilling This Summer

Summer is almost here, which means it’s time to dust off the barbecue grill. For most of us, that means hamburgers grilled to perfection over an open flame. If you’re trying to eat healthy, you may think that you can’t enjoy a hamburger at the next summer shindig, but luckily, there are healthy alternatives to the typical burger. Read on to find out more and for delicious recipes.

Spicy BBQ Chickpea Burger

Swapping beef for fiber and protein chickpeas is a great way to make a burger healthier. This Spicy BBQ Chickpea Burger is dense and filling due to ingredients like brown rice, flaxseed, and breadcrumbs.

Spicy BBQ Chickpea Burger

Garlic, jalapeno, red onions, and BBQ sauce give it a ton a flavor so don’t worry you will be eating a bland burger.

Banh Mi Asian Burger

If a veggie burger isn’t your thing and you love Asian food, why not try this Banh Mi Asian Burger? Loosely based on the Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwich, you can use ground chicken for the burger patty and even add a fried egg on top for extra protein.


The spicy sauce is made with Greek yogurt and sriracha giving it a spicy kick. Top it with cucumber, cilantro, and pickled jalapeno and you have yourself a delicious, healthy beef burger alternative.

Bison Burger with Slow Roasted Tomatoes

If you are a traditionalist and you really prefer beef to other protein, then you should try bison. Bison meat usually has less fat than beef and a higher protein content. This recipe calls for onions cooked in Cabernet Sauvignon, shallots, and thyme,

Bison burger

so you won’t lose out on flavor. For cheeseburger enthusiasts, You can even top it with white cheddar cheese

Don’t let grilling season pass you by this summer. Try one of these healthy and delicious recipes instead of the traditional, calorie-laden burger. Happy grilling!

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