A Fresh Take on Burgers

By  April 01, 2014

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Nothing says summer like grilling a delicious hamburger.  Unfortunately fatty beef drenched in grease can take a toll on your health. Instead, try grilling vegetables and veggie burgers—you won’t sacrifice the taste—and fun—of the classic American sunny-weather meal.

Why put veggies on your grill instead of meat? When you grill vegetables, you’re preserving the vitamins and nutrients packed inside them. Adding more greens to your diet has many health benefits. The heat of the grill caramelizes the natural sugars inside the vegetables, adding flavor. If that’s not enough, you can add spices such as cayenne pepper.

If cutting out meat is challenging because you like the texture of that hamburger patty, then opting for a veggie burger is a great way to go. Made from vegetable proteins and other ingredients like soy and wheat, they can have less fat than ground beef and can be a delicious source of protein and fiber.

Try these delicious flavor combinations for a fresh take on a burger and side. Happy grilling!

Sweet and Spicy: MorningStar Farms® Asian Veggie Patties are made with water chestnuts, celery, onion, and bamboo shoots, for a burger that’s both sweet and a bit spicy. An Asian burger would be perfectly paired with this tofu and broccoli with spicy oyster sauce salad.

A Taste of California: MorningStar Farms® Grillers® California Turk’y Burger is carefully prepared with a yummy blend of avocados and tomatoes. Try it along with this California chipotle chop salad for a hit at any barbecue.

For the Garlic Lover: MorningStar Farms® Roasted Garlic and Quinoa Burger is not only made with garlic, but it’s also filled with red quinoa, lentils, carrots, brown rice, and bell peppers, a delectable flavor combination that would be complemented well with a light green beans and egg salad.