21 flavour-packed burgers that fit into your budget

At WeightWatchers®, you can eat all the foods you love, including burgers!
Published 5 October 2020 | Updated 18 August 2023
Peri peri chicken burger

Burgers are a popular comfort food, but they are often associated with unhealthy eating. However, it is possible to make burgers healthier by adopting a few simple tips. Here are three tips to making your burger healthier:

  • Choose leaner meat: One of the easiest ways to make your burger healthier is to choose leaner meat. Beef mince can be high in saturated fat (and Points), which is linked to heart disease. Instead, try using ZeroPoint options like turkey or chicken breast or even a plant-based alternatives like black bean burgers. These options are lower in fat and calories and can still be just as tasty.
  • Load up on ZeroPoint veggies: Adding vegetables to your burger is a great way to increase its nutritional value. Try adding sliced tomatoes, onions, lettuce or beetroot to your burger. These veggies can provide important nutrients like fibre, vitamins, and minerals, which can help keep you healthy.
  • Swap out the bun: The traditional white bread bun used for burgers is often high in refined carbohydrates and low in nutrients. Consider swapping out the bun for a whole-grain option or even wrapping your burger in lettuce to cut down on carbs and add more nutrients.

By following these three tips, you can enjoy a healthier burger without sacrificing taste. So next time you feel like a burger, give these tips a try or one of our recipes below and see how delicious and nutritious your meal can be!