You’re a big burger lover, but the greasy fast food at McDonald and Burger King would ruin your plans to lose weight in the summer? In this case, we have good news for you – there’s no need to give up your favorite food to get in shape quickly! You can also make burgers yourself low in calories and healthy, and here we present 3 fascinating recipes that you can try for yourself. Making burgers is easier than ever with our suggestions! Let yourself be inspired!

Make burgers yourself: Asian recipe with salmon and teriyaki sauce





As promised, we’ll show you how to make those delicious burgers” healthy> and low in calories! Our first recipe is for low calorie burgers with salmon containing only 602 calories per serving! For 4 pieces you need:

  • 500g smoked salmon
  • 4 wholemeal rolls, medium size
  • 1 egg
  • 100g red cabbage
  • 100g Chinese cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
  • 4 sticks of spring onions
  • 1 carrot, medium size
  • 1 tablespoon soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Chili sauce
  • 50g breadcrumbs

Cut the smoked salmon into small cubes and the spring onions – into fine rings. Mix with the soy and chilli sauce, egg and some breadcrumbs in a large bowl. Make 4 equal-sized dumplings (if they fall apart add some breadcrumbs). Brush the meatballs with a little teriyaki sauce and fry or grill the meat for about 4 minutes until it feels firm. Then you should turn it over, cover it again with Teriyaki sauce and fry for another 4 minutes. In the meantime halve the rolls and let them brown in the oven or on the grill. Cover the buns with the salmon slugs, brush for the last time with teriyaki sauce and garnish with sliced ​​cabbage and carrots. Put the lids on it and the burgers are done! We wish you good appetite!

Making burgers yourself: vegetarian recipe with tofu and sweet potato



This recipe is a delicious low-calorie alternative to the popular McDonalds burger with chips and contains 720 calories per serving. For 1 burger you need:

  • 1 tofu patty, medium size (best mediterranean)
  • 1 sweet potato, medium size
  • 1 wholemeal roll, medium size
  • 2 slices of tomato
  • 2 salad leaves
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ketchup
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of paprika
  • 1 pinch of cumin
  • 1 tsp olive oil

Cut the sweet potato into slices, rub them with the olive oil and spices, and bake in preheated oven at 200 degrees for 20 minutes. In the meantime, heat the tofu according to the package instructions and place it on the bun. Garnish with tomato slices, lettuce leaves, mustard and ketchup. Serve the baked sweet potato as a side dish. Good Appetite!

Making burgers themselves: Recipe for cheeseburgers with a difference

The next recipe we offer you is for a delicious chicken breast and pineapple cheeseburger with only 315 calories per serving! For 4 burgers you need:

  • 4 chicken breast fillets (about 100g each)
  • 4 slices of pineapple
  • 4 wholemeal rolls
  • 1 chili pepper
  • 4 slices of Emmentaler
  • 1 red onion
  • 150ml teriyaki sauce

Put the fillets, together with the teriyaki sauce, in a freezer bag and keep them cold for about 20 minutes. In the meantime, cut the onion and the chili pepper in fine rings. Take the meat out of the fridge and grill it over high heat for 4-5 minutes. After turning, place a slice of cheese on each fillet and let it melt. The bread rolls can also be lightly browned on the grill. The pineapple slices should also be grilled for 3 minutes from each side. Cover the rolls with pineapple, chicken, onions and chilli. Finished! Now you can serve and enjoy the burgers!

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