Store-bought ketchup can be laden with sugar and sodium, so we like to make a batch of our own to control the amount we consume.
These mouthwatering turkey burgers are a healthy summer BBQ hit.
Dress your hot dog with your favourite ingredients: Vegetables. You’ll love this healthy version of a popular barbecue staple.
A few simple ingredients make really tasty meat-free burgers. If you want to barbecue them, the best method is to cook the veggie burgers in advance and just heat them up over the coals, as this prevents them from sticking to the grill.
Top these gourmet sliders with your favourite condiments or a generous mound of chutney or onion jam.
Who doesn’t love a saucy, cheesy, hot sandwich for dinner? Our Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches update a classic by swapping some of the meat for mushrooms.
Stuffed with a soft and melting cheesy centre, these meatballs can be made with ground turkey or chicken sausage instead.
Sandwich burgers with additional veggies, such as baby arugula and sliced tomato. For cheeseburgers, top burgers with thinly sliced Swiss or Cheddar cheese 1 minute before the end of grill time.
Boost your heart and brain health with the omega-3s in salmon.
Swapping out half of the beef in these burgers for the ‘meaty’ consistency and taste of mushrooms results in a hefty calorie savings.
The so-called Kiwi burger is popular in New Zealand. It’s a beef burger topped with cheese, beets, pineapple, onion, tomato, lettuce and a fried egg. My healthier version is bunless, uses chicken’and skips the fried egg.
Need a quick, healthy meal? You can get these great lentil burgers on the table in 30 minutes or less
Enjoy this healthy meat-free burger created by holistic nutritionist Joy McCarthy
Eating this burger with a knife and fork means you’ll take more time to enjoy it. Button mushrooms promote immune function and are a good source of B2 and B3 vitamins. Plus, unlike a pan-fried meat burger, this bun-less option is low in saturated fat and high in fibre.
Instead of regular soy sauce, I like to use tamari sauce in this recipe. It has a smoother flavour (and contains little or no wheat). You’ll find it in most grocery and health food stores.
Topping this burger with avocado adds creaminess, and since it’s packed with monounsaturated fat, it can help lower cholesterol, reduce risk of heart disease and keep blood glucose in check.
Sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and herbs create a Mediterranean flavour, and a fresh chili and tomato salsa adds extra zing. Making your own burgers is so worthwhile, as they’re much lower in fat than most pre-made burgers, and you can flavour them as you please.
These protein-packed veggie burgers are made with a delicious high-fibre combo of Brazil nuts and red kidney beans, plus carrots for moistness.
Hamburgers are always popular for casual meals, but can be high in saturated fat. This lighter version, made with lean ground pork, apples and scallions is just as flavoursome. Spread with a little sweet chili sauce for a spicy kick.
A beet and red cabbage coleslaw brings a lively flourish of colour and texture to these hearty rolls, as well as providing a nourishing vegetable accompaniment to the lean roast beef filling. Choose whole wheat rolls for extra fibre.