Eating healthy can be a full time job. Meal planning, making wise choices and cooking meals that everyone in the house will enjoy is stressful at best. That’s why when we stumble across a genius idea, we want to share it with our fellow mamas! Introducing a simple way to eat healthy, even during the summer. The next time you’re hosing a BBQ, enjoy your hamburger without the bread, but with a delicious veggie bun instead! Keep reading for some great ideas for bunless burgers!
1. Sweet Potato Bun
It’s salty, it’s sweet, it’s the sweet potato bun! Load your burger with heart-healthy veggies and forget the bun when you make these sweet potatoes for your next cook out. Wide sweet potatoes are sliced and then cooked in a skillet for less than 10 minutes to get crisp “buns” that will add the best flavor to your burger. We bet even the kids will enjoy this one!
Grab the entire recipe for this bunless hamburger at OurSavoryLife.com.
2. Portabello Mushroom Bun
If you’re a mushroom fan, then you’ll love this Portabello “bun” in lieu of a traditional hamburger bun. The natural, large size of these kinds of mushroom make them a natural fit for your burger, but you need to really enjoy the taste of them to fully appreciate it! The process is as simple as baking your mushrooms on each side, and then using them to sandwich a tasty patty and veggies!
See how easy this recipe is at TheIronYou.com.
3. Lettuce Bun
When you’re trying to cut back on the carbs, making a lettuce burger (or lettuce wrap as they’re more commonly called) is easy! Cold, crisp lettuce surrounds a tasty burger that’s loaded with your favorite things like cheese, avocado, onions and more. You’ll hardly miss the bun in this recipe and it’s perfect for hot summer nights.
Check out more culinary ideas at TryAnythingOnceCulinary.com.
4. Pineapple Bun
It doesn’t get much easier than grilling a few slices of pineapple, and that’s all it takes for this deliciously sweet burger. Add a juice burger and anything else you want before scarfing down this summer-worthy dinner.
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5. Cheeseburger Salad Bowls
Anyone who’s attempted to eat a lettuce wrap with poise will understand that it ends up looking like a train wreck halfway through! Forgo the bun idea all together and just toss all your lovely goodies into a bowl and eat salad-style! Lettuce, tomato and your favorite veggies are topped with your grilled burger for a protein-rich meal that will keep you full until breakfast.
Check out more healthy meal and fitness ideas at FoodFaithFitness.com.
6. Zucchini Buns
Focus on all the healthy goodies with this bunless burger made with zucchini slices! Grill, add to your burger and grab a fork to enjoy. While zucchini is certainly tasty, it definitely won’t hold up as well as a traditional bun.
Check out more healthy recipes at SimplyQuinoa.com.