With picnic and barbecue weather on its way, you may be wondering what burgers you should buy for your next get together.
Whether you’re a meat lover or a vegan, I’ve put together a fun review overlooking health benefits and tastes of my favourite burgers: bison, salmon, tempeh and veggie.
These burgers all have the best ingredients I’ve seen on the market so I’m happy to share them with you and compare them against one another!
Carmen Creek bison burgers
- 270 calories
- Price: $$$$
- Nutritional facts: 20g fat, 600mg sodium, 0 sugars, 22g protein
- Health claims: No gluten added. Raised without the use of growth hormones.
- Ingredients: Bison, water, ground mustard seed, sea salt, black pepper, rosemary extract
- Benefits: This burger may have more fat and sodium but it has the highest protein and is much leaner than beef, and very high in iron.
- Downside: A bit pricier and unique taste, but if you’re a meat eater this is a very healthy choice!
- Taste: A much leaner, gamier tasting meat then beef but I actually prefer it. Grills up well and is great with bbq sauce!
- Overall rating: 8/10
- 140 calories
- Price: $$$
- Nutritional facts: 7g fat, 320mg sodium, 0g sugars, 18g protein
- Health claims: Wild Caught.
- Ingredients: Pink and/or Chm salmon, water, canola oil, lemon juice, ground onion, garlic powder, white pepper, sea sat, smoke flavour, potato extract, mustard flour, rosemary flavour.
- Benefits: Salmon is full of healthy fat and omegas, and this is a fun way to eat it!
- Downside: Fell apart a bit when cooking, contains canola oil, fishy tasting.
- Taste: Good, a little fishy for me.
- Overall rating: 6/10
Green Cuisine tempeh burgers (barbeque)
- 132 calories
- Price: $$
- Nutritional Facts: 2.4g fat, 42mg sodium, 3g sugar, 11g protein
- Health claims: Certified organic.
- Ingredients: Tempeh, organic dried cane juice, organic tomatoes, organic herbs and spices, sea salt.
- Benefits: Extremely high in protein for a meatless burger, low in calories, the fermented soy is easy to digest, and it’s very quick to cook.
- Downside: Tempeh is a unique texture that I’ve only recently started to love. Not everyone (my meat eating man for example) would love these as much as I do. But now I adore them!
- Taste: Delicious, you could actually eat it without condiments!
- Overall rating: 9.5/10
Organic Sunshine Burger veggie burgers
- 240 calories
- Price: $
- Nutritional facts: 12g fat, 240mg sodium, 2g sugars, 6g protein
- Health claims: A source of protein from sunflower seeds. Soy Free. All Natural. Vegan. USDA Organic.
- Ingredients: Organic ground raw sunflower seeds, organic brown rice, organic carrots, organic black beans, organic bell peppers, organic cilantro, organic garlic, organic jalapeno peppers, organic cumin seeds, organic onion and sea salt.
- Benefits: Grills up beautifully, gluten-free, soy-free, vegan and better ingredients than I’ve ever seen in a veggie burger!
- Downside: A little less protein than the other burgers, don’t last well in the freezer if you don’t wrap them up really well (my bad), but the ingredients rock!
- Taste: Delicious.
- Overall rating: 9/10
And the winner is…the tempeh burger! It’s funny because I have had these in my freezer for months and have been avoiding eating them because I was unsure about how they would taste. But I had a meat loving friend over for dinner and we both loved them the most! They are also a great source of vegan protein!
What is your favourite burger?