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Are you in the mood for a burger but don’t have any ideas for what to serve it with? Here are 20 healthy sides for burgers you might going to enjoy. When it comes to burgers, having a healthy side dish really adds something special! 

Let’s explore some easy-to-make and tasty side dishes that perfectly accompany you when you’re craving an irresistible burger. 

What is healthy to eat with burgers?

Burgers are a staple of American cuisine, but they often get a bad reputation for being unhealthy. Fortunately, there are plenty of tasty and nutritious options to pair with your burger. Opt for a side of roasted vegetables, like Brussels sprouts or sweet potatoes, to add flavor and fiber to your meal. Fresh salad greens with a light vinaigrette dressing can also provide a refreshing contrast to the richness of a burger patty. 

If you’re looking for a bit of indulgence, consider adding avocado slices or a dollop of guacamole for some healthy fats. And don’t forget about the power of whole grains – swap out your regular bun for whole wheat or multigrain option to boost your fiber intake. With these options, you can enjoy your burger guilt-free!

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Are burgers a healthy dinner?

While burgers can provide a good protein source, they are typically high in saturated fats, calories, and sodium. Additionally, the presence of processed cheese, sugary sauces, and refined carbohydrates in burgers can further add to their unhealthiness.

Therefore, it’s best to enjoy burgers in moderation and opt for healthier toppings like avocado, salsa, or grilled veggies to make them a bit more wholesome.

20 Healthy Sides For Burgers

Kale Salad 

The crunchy texture of the nuts and the sweetness of the cranberries add an interesting contrast to the hearty texture of the burger, making this a delicious and nutritious combination.

Jalapeño Cornbread 

The spicy kick from the jalapenos and the sweetness of the caramelized onions add a great flavor contrast to the hearty burger. The cornbread is also a great alternative to traditional fries or chips, providing a different texture and taste experience.

Kale Chips

The ideal quick snack with a satisfying crunch are these Sea Salt and Garlic Kale Chips! They’re simple to make with only a few ingredients and make a terrific portable nutritious snack.

Baked Zucchini Fries

You can substitute healthy options for regular french fries. Instead of eating regular fries, choose these nutritious baked zucchini fries. Panko, parmesan, whole wheat flour, and herbs are used to make them, which are then baked to perfection. 

Sautéed Broccolini

In this simple recipe, broccolini (also known as baby broccoli) is sautéed till tender-crisp in butter and garlic. You can prepare this quick and delicious vegetable side dish in 15 minutes. It certainly takes less time than boiling broccoli!

Sweet Potato Fries

These baked sweet potato fries offer many nutritional advantages over traditional deep-fried French fries. Sweet potatoes that are typically orange are a great source of beta-carotene, which your body converts to vitamin A.

Grilled Vegetables

Vegetables on the grill make a tasty and simple side dish. A few grilled veggie kabobs are a simple way to round off the meal if the grill is already hot from cooking the burgers. 

Roasted Asparagus 

The simplest method to cook asparagus is with this recipe for roasted asparagus, which is a simple healthy vegetable side dish. It can be added to a holiday menu, served as a side dish with a weeknight burger, or served with Sunday dinner.


Homemade coleslaw with simple dressing ingredients. This dish couldn’t be simpler to create, only needs 4 common ingredients, and is incredibly creamy and reviving.

Basic Green Salad with Vinaigrette

Green salad that is easy, colorful, and crunchy with a quick vinaigrette dressing. A fantastic standard side dish with burgers. Simple to prepare in 10 minutes.

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta

Due to its richness, we add pure maple syrup and mustard to balance out this recipe for roasted Brussels sprouts. The richness of the pancetta is perfectly complemented by the maple syrup’s sweetness, which also aids in caramelizing the Brussels sprouts.

Spicy Kani Salad

The Spicy Kani Salad has a rich umami flavor and is topped with spicy Kewpie mayo, crunchy cucumbers, and imitation crab. Enjoy this flavorful, 10-minute side dish with your burger dinner. 

Parsnip Fries

These Parsnip Fries are ideal for dipping because once baked they are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. One of our favorite parsnip dishes, without a doubt!

Pear and Prosciutto Rocket Salad

A really easy pear and prosciutto salad with walnuts, baby spinach, and rocket served with char-grilled bread and a sweet and sour dressing. This is the sort of salad that would be appropriate to serve as a side dish to visitors.

Cucumber Salad

A bowl of cucumber salad tastes like summertime! When it’s hot outside and we want to avoid being near the stove or cooktop, cucumber salad is a fantastic dish to serve.

Balsamic Sautéed Spinach

Balsamic spinach is an excellent addition to many of our favorite dishes, and this recipe is no exception. For a great vegetable side dish, only four ingredients and fifteen minutes are all you need.

Corn on the Cob

Cooking the corn in water that has been improved with two particular ingredients—sugar and vinegar—is the key to properly cooked corn on the cob. Add a tiny bit of each.

Sautéed Mushrooms

The best way to elevate almost any dish is with sautéed mushrooms. Sliced button, baby Bella, or even Portobello mushrooms can be prepared easily in a skillet and finished with butter, garlic, salt, and pepper. 

Watermelon Salad

This watermelon and feta salad with fresh mint is such a delightful, distinctive blend of sweet and savory flavors. All you sweet and salty lovers, rejoice. The best thing, though? Three simple materials and five minutes are all you need! 

Grilled Peaches

The perfect side dish for your next burger lunch, these both savory and sweet grilled peaches are a flavor explosion. Peaches soften and develop their inherent sweetness when grilled. Also, the grill marks are lovely!

Collages of healthy hamburger sides.

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