5 Tasty and Healthy(er) Burger Recipes for Memorial Day

Posted on: Friday, May 25, 2012 - 1:29pm

5 Tasty and Healthier Burger Recipes for Memorial DayWant to keep the calorie count down this weekend while you grill? Here are a few ways to have your burger and eat it too.


Bison - Lower in fat, but still keeping that beef taste, bison is the perfect substitute to your favorite burger recipes. Or try the Smoky Buffalo Buger recipe from EatingWell.com. The smoked gouda gives it an extra rich taste.


Chicken- The obvious choice when trying to cut back on fat and cholesterol, but chicken burgers can be a great departure from the normal cook-out fare. The recipe for Chicken Burgers with Rosemary Mayonnaise from Foodnetwork.com tastes light and garden fresh.


Turkey- Versatile and flavorful, grounded turkey is a tried and true alternative to beef burgers. Make things a bit more tex-mex with the Fajita Turkey Burger recipe from MyRecipes.com. Extra sliced avocado on the top is not required, but highly recommended.


Black Bean- Not a veggie burger fan? Black beans add a hearty taste that'll fool you! Try this Black bean and Sweet Potato recipe from FitSugar.com. As an added bonus, it's gluten free!


Portobello Mushrooms- Perfect for vegetarians and veggie lovers alike and low on calories makes it easy to add in extra flavor. There's nothing better than that smoky taste of a grilled portobello, but adding blue cheese and caramelized onions doesn't hurt either. The recipe for Blue Cheese Portobello Burgers from Eatingwell.com is heavenly thanks to the sweet port wine used to cook the onions. 


Happy grilling!