With the 4th of July fast approaching the want to pig out on delicious barbecue foods, but they need to be healthy is a big obstacle. To help you enjoy that delicious burger while still staying healthy, here are some bun alternatives that will keep you eating clean.
If you like lettuce on your hamburger then try using it as a bun instead just a topping. Using Romaine lettuce would be the best option since Romaine lettuce is a good source of fiber, Vitamin C and K, and potassium.
If lettuce isn’t your thing then you could also use tomatoes as your bun replacement. Tomatoes not only make a tasty alternative to the burger bun but they also have many health benefits because tomatoes are a rich source of Vitamin A and C.
For non-meat eaters, Portobello mushroom burgers are always a big hit. So it makes sense that if you still want to enjoy the delicious taste of a hamburger, but keep it healthy using Portobellos as a bun is the way to go.
A baked or grilled Portobello mushroom provides a good source of fiber, as well as adds plenty of minerals to your diet. It also mimics the texture of a burger bun.