10 Healthy Burger Recipes


Grilling season is in full swing and that means burgers are on the menu. If you’re worried about keeping your swimsuit body with all the BBQs going on this summer, these healthier burger recipes will help you stay svelte. Enjoy the flavor without loading up on calories and fat.

1. Turkey and Mozzarella Burgers

Turkey keeps the calorie count down, while cheese and herbs boost flavor.


  • 1 lb ground turkey, lean
  • 3 oz. fresh mozzarella, chopped
  • 1/2 c. sun-dried tomatoes, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil, minced
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Preheat your grill to medium heat.

In a bowl, mix the burger ingredients, except the oil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix until the ingredients are just barely combined.

Form the meat mixture into six burger patties and brush them with the oil. Grill for about five minutes per side.

2. Chicken Garden Burger

This burger is low in fat and high in fiber and protein.


  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 medium zucchini, grated
  • ½ c. bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg
  • ½ c. parsley, minced
  • Salt

Preheat your grill to medium heat. Mix all ingredients until well combined. Form into six burger patties and grill for approximately five minutes per side.

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3. Herbed Beef Burger

Fresh herbs make this beefy burger really pop. Serve in a lettuce wrap to keep carbs at bay.


  • 1 lb. extra lean ground beef
  • 1 tbsp parsley, minced
  • ½ c. onion, minced
  • 1 tbsp horseradish
  • 3 Tblsp. soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper

Mix everything together and make four patties. Grill over medium heat until done.

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4. Bison White Wine Burgers

Bison tends to be lower in fat than beef and has an extra rich flavor.


  • 1 lb. ground bison
  • ¾ c. white wine
  • 3 tbsp shallots, minced
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • Olive oil

Heat the grill or frying pan to high. Mix the burger ingredients and form four patties. Brush with oil and cook five minutes per side.

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5. Cilantro Burgers

Cilantro makes these burgers really pop.


  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 c. cilantro, minced
  • ¼ c. red onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ c. almond flour
  • Salt and pepper

Preheat the grill to medium high heat. Mix the ingredients and season to taste. Form four patties. Grill them for five minutes per side or until done to perfection.

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6. Cajun Chicken Breasts

This burger uses chicken fillets for an easy meal.


  • 2 boneless chicken breast fillets, cut in half horizontally
  • ¼ c. Cajun seasoning
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt to taste

Rub the chicken completely with Cajun seasoning and place in a shallow container. Drizzle with oil and marinate overnight. Heat the grill to medium high heat and grill the chicken for three minutes per side or until cooked through.

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7. Tuna Burgers

Tuna is a great alternative to beef in a burger.


  • 12 oz. tuna, drained
  • ½ c. whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp sour cream

Preheat the grill to medium high heat. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients and form into four patties on top of aluminum foil. Wrap and grill until cooked through, about seven minutes per side.

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8. Lime Turkey Burger

A touch of the South makes a great burger.


  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • ½ c. cilantro, minced
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • ¼ tsp. salt

Mix ingredients well and refrigerate for one hour. Form into six patties and grill over medium heat for five minutes per side or until done.

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9. Portabello Burger

Replace beef with a meaty mushroom.


  • 2 portabello mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp oil

Preheat the grill to medium high heat. Remove the stems from the mushrooms and rub the caps with oil on all sides. Grill for three minutes per side and prepare on a bun like any burger.

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10. Spicy Beef Burgers

Cajun seasoning gives these burgers a real kick.


  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 egg
  • ½ c. bread crumbs
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Preheat the grill to high. Mix all ingredients carefully and form four patties. Grill for five minutes per side.

This summer, make your grilled food healthier without sacrificing taste. Each of these recipes is packed with nutrition and flavor to keep you fit and full. Are you going to try any of these healthy burger recipes this season?