For many, burger means meat, but even if you’re a meat lover you can still appreciate a ‘veggie’ burger now and then. There was a time when vegetarian burgers were considered just a non-meat eaters option, but now for so many reasons many meat eaters are enjoying a vegetarian burger option more and more. Not only can they be lower in fat and calories but they can also be nutrient rich, so should definitely be a choice for anyone who wants to make healthier choices in their diet.
That all said, when we are talking healthy options we are talking homemade vegetarian burgers. Commercially prepared veggie burgers are processed foods and can contain common food sensitivities such as soy, gluten, dairy, wheat eggs, nuts, seeds and corn.
The healthiest foods are those that can be hunted or gathered in nature. Veggie burgers bought in your supermarket may be convenient, but homemade vegetable burgers can be far more healthy than packaged ones. There’s so many different things you can use and play around with when making veggie burgers, which is half the fun. With herbs, spices, vegetables, beans and whole grains you’ve got a whole heap of choices. For this recipe and to get you started we’ve gone with chickpeas and delicious sweet potato.