Few things are more synonymous with summertime than the sound of burgers sizzling on the grill. As good as they taste, they’re also a great source of high-quality protein for athletes. But you’ll never impress your backyard guests by being as creative as serving up patties with a slick of Heinz. Instead, consider burgers a blank canvas and ready to welcome a range of more flavorful and nutritious toppings. Drop that ketchup bottle and try these inspiring burger toppings.
Bread Winner: For many people, burgers aren’t complete without stuffing them between a bun. But a doughy white bun is far from nutritionally ideal. To make your burgers work harder for you, consider choosing Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Burger Buns from Food for Life. Each bun contains a powerful mix of sprouted whole grains like wheat, barley and millet to bring you an impressive 9 grams of protein and 6 grams of dietary fiber. It’s thought that the sprouting process makes grains more nutrient dense and easier to digest.