Dinner, Lunch, Recipes, The Basics

The High-Protein Veggie Burger Recipe

Being plant-based, veggie burgers are a staple in our household. They are my favorite food to have on hand, always available to make a quick lunch, or to take on-the-go. While I love a couple frozen brands (check them out in my post about the healthiest gluten-free frozen foods), there is nothing quite like homemade. That is why I made this high-protein veggie burger. This recipe is super simple, and can be adapted to any flavor profile. So if you want to mix things up, you can transform them in many ways. Add some oregano, sundried tomatoes and olives for a Mediterranean twist, or black beans, sweet corn and cilantro for a Mexican burger. In any event, this is a super high-protein veggie burger recipe, great for boosting protein levels and keeping your energy up.

Any why quinoa? Quinoa is a gluten-free grain that has a wide range of health benefits. It is a great alternative to rice, and has more minerals, a higher nutritional value and protein than other grains.

One reason I love quinoa is that it has anti-inflammatory properties. Quinoa is rich in phytonutrients that help to lower inflammation, which can help improve inflammatory conditions such as heart disease, arthritis, Chron’s, asthma, lupus and IBS. Quinoa also provides a wide-range of minerals such as copper, manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium. These minerals support healthy blood sugar balance, skin integrity, bone health, mood, healthy cholesterol levels, and help maintain alkalinity in the body. Finally, we have protein. If you are vegan or vegetarian, or are trying to decrease the amount of meat you are eating, quinoa is a great addition to the diet. High in protein, it can help provide key amino acids needed for energy, hair and nail growth, mental concentration, muscle growth and weight loss. So, without further adieu, here is the high-protein veggie burger recipe to get you loving quinoa!


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  • Reply Holly May 10, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Looks delicious! It uses only 1/2 cup of quinoa? Thanks.

    • Lauren The Holy Kale
      Reply Lauren The Holy Kale May 15, 2017 at 5:42 pm

      Uncooked. So 2 cups total of cooked quinoa.

  • Reply kate May 10, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    you could use a flax or chia egg as well, make it vegan,

    • Lauren The Holy Kale
      Reply Lauren The Holy Kale May 15, 2017 at 5:41 pm

      Absolutely! Replace the eggs with flax “eggs” 🙂

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