A Healthy Take on Burgers: Shrimp

Staff Writer
An unconventional take on the classic is the tasty and healthy shrimp burger
Victoria Barton

By replacing a few ingredients with healthier options, you can still enjoy classic favorites.

When you’re trying to eat a healthy diet, it’s likely that a few unhealthy food cravings will try to tempt you. For many, these cravings come in the shape of a juicy burger. Luckily, there are a lot of ways to tweak a calorie-laden burger recipe to make it healthy. Leaner meats like turkey are a common answer, as are some vegetarian burgers. An unconventional take on the classic is the tasty and healthy shrimp burger.

Click here to see the Healthy Shrimp Burger Recipe

Shrimp is low in fat, which makes for a healthy burger protein. When using shrimp, however, it’s important to make sure to add the right seasonings. This recipe is packed with flavorful spices like Old Bay, making this burger not only nourishing, but delicious, too.

Just like a classic burger, the shrimp burger can be customized in any way that you like. The shrimp patty is bound together by egg whites and breadcrumbs — or try using clear rice noodles instead. Skip the cheese and layer on some onions or spicy jalapenos for added crunch. Also, swap out the twice-as-big buns for toasted slices of whole-wheat bread.

It’s easy to be in a culinary rut when you’re trying to eat a healthy diet. By replacing a few ingredients with healthier options, you can still enjoy classic favorites. Keep your meals interesting (and healthy) with this burger recipe — not only for your health, but also for your palate.

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