Yes, You Can Eat a Hamburger and Still be Healthy!

When you’re on a diet – or simply watching what you eat – you may think that you need to stay away from things like hamburgers. But what about a healthy hamburger?

Now if your idea of eating a hamburger involves a trip through a drive-thru window, then yes it’s probably best that you avoid a hamburger.

But if you’re willing to make your own, then by all means, enjoy that hamburger. Here is my personal healthy hamburger recipe that I make for my family and my kids love them! I’ll make extra and freeze them for a quick meal when needed.

Note: This one is plain because that’s how my kids eat them but feel free to go crazy on the healthy toppings!

The Perfect Healthy Hamburger Recipe

Makes 5 hamburgers

*This recipe can be made dairy-free and gluten-free


  • 1 pound lean grass-fed ground beef or buffalo (did you know buffalo is leaner than chicken?)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup of spinach baby food or 1 serving of spinach powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2/3 cup of gluten free bread crumbs if using baby food or ½ cup of gluten free bread crumbs if using spinach powder
  • 5 hamburger buns (optional: you can use gluten-free buns)


In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, salt, pepper, baby food or organic veggie powder. Place ground beef and bread crumbs into the mixture.  Mix until well blended.  Form into 4 patties approximately 3/4 inch thick.  Place patties on the prepared grill. Cover and cook 6 to 8 minutes per side, or to desired doneness.

This recipe can be found in my cookbook, How to Get Your Kids to Beg for Veggies

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    Leann Forst, MBA, CHC, CEOC — Holistic Health Practitioner

    Leann is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Essential Oils Coach, holding a Master’s degree from Drake University and a Bachelor of Science from Upper Iowa University. Leann is accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. And she is an award winning author of 2 books How to Get Your Kids to Beg for Veggies and 100 Ways to Lose Weight”.

    Born and raised as an Iowa farm girl, she moved to Texas in 1998 where she lives with her husband and 2 kids.

    As a wife of a brain cancer survivor, Leann has a special interest in anti-cancer nutrition and detoxification. She works with individuals and groups, and speaks regularly at hospitals, schools and organizations to teach people how to attain optimal health by getting to the root cause of chronic and inflammatory conditions, while using healing modalities such as essential oils. Click here to get Leann’s free report, “37 Cancer Facts You Should Know…But Probably Don’t

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