7 Guilt-Free Burger Recipes for Summer

When summer rolls around, start flippin' these tasty, guilt-free patties!

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Summer means gorgeous weather and everything that comes with it, from festivals and family gatherings to picnics, potlucks, and splashing in pools. All this hype to get outside makes barbecuing all the more appealing! But when grilling season approaches, chowing down on hotdogs and burgers might seem a bit sabotaging to your diet. Luckily, you don’t have to cower away in fear at the sight of barbecue fare.

Sure, a hefty, traditional burger carries its share of pound-piling calories and fat. But, you can make your drool-worthy burgers using lighter, more nutritious ingredients that wont add inches to your waistline. Here at Skinny Ms., we’ve gathered our top picks for flavorful burger recipes that carry a boatload of clean ingredients your body will love. Whether you’re a strict vegetarian or proud carnivore, we’ve got recipes for you. So what are you waiting for? Throw on an apron, fire up the grill, and let’s get cookin’!

1. Turkey Burger with Avocado Relish


Sink your teeth into this drool-worthy turkey burger packed with fresh ingredients like creamy avocado, bold cilantro, and baby arugula. Grilling adds incredible flavor to this juicy burger, without drowning it in oil and grease like other cooking methods.

2. Quinoa Mushroom Burger


This recipe ditches the ground beef, subbing in two scrumptious superfoods instead- quinoa and mushrooms. Chockfull of vitamins, minerals, and protein your body will thank you for, this hearty burger tastes super indulgent and makes for an awesome vegetarian-friendly burger your guests will devour.

3. Hawaiian Chicken Burger with Nut Relish

Celebrity chef Hubert Keller created this mouthwatering burger recipe, which puts a healthy twist on traditional burgers while fusing flavorful, Hawaiian-inspired ingredients like pineapple, toasted coconut, and ginger root. Keller swaps conventional ground beef with lean, protein-packed chicken to deliver this tropical burger dish that’s guaranteed to please.

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Ellie Krasner

Ellie is a full-time violinist living in Las Vegas, and a writer with an insatiable appetite for clean eating and fitness! She is a graduate of Binghamton University with degrees in English literature and violin, and loves investigating the world of healthy living.

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