If you like the idea of a grilled burger, but are trying to cut back on your red meat consumption, this is a perfect alternative to a traditional burger made from beef or turkey. These burgers are easy to make and contain yams, portobello mushrooms, black beans and kale. You can make them up in advance and freeze them for future use so you always have something for dinner, regardless of whether you made it to the store, or not, this week.
Veggie Burgers that are low in calories, high in fiber, and still taste good
Compared to a regular hamburger, these are low in calories and high in fiber. Each burger (without the bun) provides approximately 110 calories, 5 grams of dietary fiber and 6 grams of protein. By topping them up with a generous slice of tomato and some lettuce you can easily boost your veggie intake while adding another layer of flavor and color to the dish.
Serve with a side of Japanese-style cabbage slaw, and you have an easy and nutritious meal put together in no time at all. To boost the protein, throw some almonds into the slaw which add 6 grams of protein per ounce (20-25 almonds).
Technique Tip: If you have never worked with parchment before, I recommend you try the pre-cut sheets, rather than the parchment that comes on a roll. The pre-cut sheets are easier to use and are always ready to go. If you’d like to buy the pre-cut sheets from my shop, click here.