How to make a healthier burger…
Burgers are a great family meal, with a few simple tweaks you can make a burger that you can feel good about eating.
- 2 baking trays
- Your Ingredients! (full list below)
- A spatula
Find a Healthy Burger recipe
(or read on for our step-by step guide)
Choose your ingredients, you’ll need:
Use whichever oil you have, We like olive oil, avocado or coconut oil
You’ll need a protein as the base of your burgers. You can use any type of mince (beef, lamb, turkey, Quorn) we like to use lean steak mince. If you’re a vegetarian you can substitute in chickpeas, beans or even cooked lentils.
Pick a healthy carb (optional)
Choose a carbohydrate accompaniment like skin-on oven chips. We’d recommend sweet potato chips, or roasted root vegetables.
Pick a healthy bun (optional)
If you want to serve your burger in a bun, go for the best you can find. We’d recommend a wholemeal roll.
Add a healthy salad (optional)
Serving a burger with a salad is a great way to reduce the calorie content and carb content of the meal. Choose your favourite salad leaves and add your favourite salad veg. We love avocados, tomatoes, grated beetroot, grated carrot and peas.
Add a healthy relish or sauce
Pack in some extra flavour with your favourite sauce. You can pick up a bottle from the shops or try one of these lovely homemade versions.
- Cut your carbs into chips (leaving the skin on where possible) and stick them in the oven with a little oil, salt and pepper (about 25-40 mins at 200 degrees, depending on how crispy you like them)
- Mix your burger ingredients together and form into burger shapes about 1 inch thick
- Pop your burgers on a baking tray and stick them in the oven with your carb for 10-15 mins until they are cooked through (check before serving)
- Chop and mix your salad ingredients
- Serve up your burgers with carbs and salad on the side
- More tips below
Tips for cooking:
- Check if your meat is cooked by cutting into it and making sure there are no pink bits left, leave it a bit longer if you’re unsure
- You can add your favourite herbs and spices, click on the links for guides about what goes with what
- You can add chopped garlic, onions or shallots to your burger mix for extra flavour
- You can use a little egg yolk to bind your burgers if your mix turns out to be a bit dry.