Shake Up Your Boring Recipes
If you’re bored with your diet and having a hard time toning lean muscle then these veggie burger recipes will do the trick. Healthy, satisfying, and low in fat, all 5 of these delicious recipes pack a pretty powerful nutritious punch.
The best part is that you don’t have to be a vegetarian or a full-on vegan to enjoy these burgers. It’s always a good health strategy to add more veggie and vegan options in your diet, in order to increase the plant-based foods you eat. They are a great way to switch things up and you may experience energy benefits as well since your body will expend energy to break down all that fiber.
VEGAN PROTEIN TIP: Before I get to the burger recipes, I want to address an important issue that comes up with vegan diets – protein. Many people think that getting enough protein to build muscle mass is difficult or impossible with a vegan diet. But that’s not the case.
In fact, if you’re smart about it, you can get the same results by eating very little or no animal-based protein. Eating more legumes, brown rice, nuts, and healthy-fat veggies like avocados is a good place to start. But you can also check out this amazing vegan protein for your protein smoothies – Gardenia All Natural Vegan Protein.
Now onto the recipes…
The 5 Best Veggie Burger Recipes
Some of these recipes are pure vegan (marked with a V), while others still contain animal by-products like cheese. For all burgers, you can grill them on a barbecue/indoor grill, or cook them in a frying pan on the stove top (just add a little olive oil).
1. Brown Rice & Mushroom Veggie Burger
- 1 ½ cups of cooked brown rice
- 2 cups of baby white mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 1 cup of shredded carrots
- 1 cup of shredded zucchini
- 1 white onion, finely chopped
- ½ cup of whole wheat bread crumbs
- 1 egg
- Seasoning salt, salt, and pepper as desired
Directions: Boil carrots, zucchini, onion, and mushrooms until tender. Drain and cool for at least 1 hour in the fridge. Then combine with remaining ingredients, grill or pan-fry for about 6 minutes per side, and serve on a whole wheat bun with toppings of choice. Makes 4-6 burgers.
2. Mexican Veggie Burger (V)