Here's a way to get a burger fix and enjoy a nutritious meal. It's easy to make at home with healthy ingredients. Once you've tasted these you'll ditch frozen veggie burgers forever!
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Ultimate Veggie Burger
The star here is a simple can of beans -- a protein-packed, earth-friendly, and nearly fat-free food. One note: These burgers hold their shape better if refrigerated before and/or after forming. But, if you're in a rush, no worries -- the flavor won't be affected if you skip the chilling.
Mushroom Veggie Burger
Mixing in chopped mushrooms adds a wonderful earthy flavor and meatlike texture to your veggie burger. Button, cremini, Portobello, and shitake all work beautifully, so pick your favorite fungus, or use a combination.
Forget fries on the side, this tasty burger has the potato mixed right into the patty. For a change of flavor, swap in 1 teaspoon of cumin for the chili powder.
Bean & Cheese Burger
Everything tastes better with added cheese, and these decadent bean-and-cheese burgers are no exception. Stir in your favorite variety of cheese for a decadent, crowd-pleasing supper.
Beans & Greens Burger
Pump up the nutrients in this quick weeknight supper with a dose of added greens. Try spinach, Swiss chard, kale, arugula, or any other green you might have on hand.
Originally published in the October 2010 issue of Parents magazine.