Who said dietitians disapprove of having a burger now and then? May is burger month so we rounded up the most delicious (not to mention full of healthy nutrition) burgers that are not only dietitian approved, but created by dietitians! At your next cookout or even weeknight dinner try out one of these yummy noms:



Tuna Burgers With Smashed Avocado and Tomato

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD of Better Is The New Perfect

These burgers not only look amazing, but are loaded with healthy omega-3 fatty acids and are pretty inexpensive to make using canned tuna!


7 Unique Healthy Burger Alternatives: RD Recipe Round-Up

Vegan Black Bean Burgers with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Lisa Kay, MS, RD of Nourished Nutrition Counseling and Education

Who said you can’t have beans in your burger? These super flavorful sliders are not only delicious but filled with fiber!



Grilled Pesto Portabello Mushroom Burgers

Katie Sullivan Morford, RD of Mom’s Kitchen Handbook

Mushrooms are an excellent meat substitute in a burger because it has a meaty texture and is very satisfying.



Indian Spiced Turkey Patties with Cashew Coconut Mango Chutney

E. A. Stewart of Spicy RD Nutrition

This turkey burger is spiced up with delicious Indian flavors and topped with a flavorful chutney.



Salmon Quinoa Burgers

Kaleigh McMordie of Lively Table

Whole grains and healthy omega fats together in one yummy burger? You can’t go wrong!



Black-Eyed Pea & Brown Rice Burgers

Karman Meyers of The Nutrition Adventure

Brown rice, black eyed peas, and cilantro sriracha greek yogurt spread give this recipe loads of flavor.


Adobo Chickpea Sweet Potato Burgers

Lindsey Janeiro of Nutrition To Fit

These burgers are not only full of delicious spice and flavor, but are inexpensive to make!



These 7 unique healthy burger alternatives are all great options and would be a perfect addition to your family’s menu. Fast food burgers, although quick and convenient, can blow a healthy lifestyle out of the water, loaded with calories, unhealthy fats and sodium. Here are a couple stats from three of the most popular burger joints:



540 calories

28 g fat

10 g saturated fat

80 mg cholesterol

950 mg sodium



760 calories

49 g fat

16 g saturated fat

115 mg cholesterol

1390 mg sodium



1090 calories

72 g fat

30 g saturated fat

260 mg cholesterol

2000 mg sodium


So, which burger will you cook up next?