1. Vegetables on your healthy burger
But with only a sandwich and a burger you are of course not there. It is the further toppings that make burgers so delicious, after all. In fast food restaurants the vegetables are often dismissed with two leaves of lettuce and a slice of tomato. That can be better! For example, invest a healthy burger sandwich with:
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- Thin slices of avocado
- More tasty leafy vegetables , such as arugula or fresh spinach
- Sprout vegetables such as alfalfa or cress
- Grilled vegetables , for example slices of zucchini or aubergine
- Grated carrot
- Finely sliced onion rings
Then there are the toppings that you mainly add for the taste. In the traditional hamburger this is often the obligatory full-fat slice of cheddar. However, seasonings can also be healthier than that!
An easy option is of course to choose a different cheese. Mozzarella on an Italian spiced burger, for example, or crumbled feta for a bit more spice. By choosing a cheese with a stronger cheese, you quickly use less. That saves again in the amount of saturated fat that you ingest.
However, you can also go in very different directions with those flavors for your healthy burger. Make Asian burgers and add sesame seeds. Choose olives , sundried tomatoes or another Mediterranean topping. Or use fresh herbs for more flavor!
3. Healthy burger sauces
Finally, no healthy sandwich burger is complete without the sauce. You can of course choose mayonnaise, but there are many more options! We put a few suggestions together:
- Yoghurt garlic sauce
- Yogurt mustard sauce
- Tomato Salsa
- Hummus or tahini
- Mango Chutney
You can easily make all these sauces yourself. Even ready-to-eat, if they come from a good brand, they are already healthier than the average mayonnaise.
4. Healthy fries?
With a good burger sandwich you also need a portion of fries. That the deep-fried variety is not the best choice, may be clear. Oven fries are already better, but there is often a coating of fat and sugar added. The best thing is to cut your potato yourself and put it in the oven.
Do you really want something completely different than normal? You can also make your fries from sweet potato or tuber vegetables such as parsnip!