Build a Better Burger

Build a Better Burger

By Jacqueline Gomes, RD, MBA

Transforming a classic burger into a nutritious meal is easier than you think. Start with a lean protein base such as turkey, chicken, or plant-based patties. Opt for whole grain buns to increase fiber intake. Pile on fresh vegetables like spinach, tomatoes, and avocado for added vitamins and healthy fats. Instead of calorie-laden sauces, use Greek yogurt-based spreads like Tzatziki or hummus. Cheese lovers can choose low-fat options.

Finally, consider grilling instead of frying to reduce unhealthy fats. By making these simple swaps, you can enjoy a delicious burger that’s both satisfying and good for your health.

Enjoy this fun and super tasty Chiptole Turkey Burger.

Chipotle Turkey Grilled Breakfast Sandwich

Chipotle Turkey Burger

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 25 minutes

Makes: 4 servings


  • 1 pound Shady Brook® Farms 93% Lean Ground Turkey
  • Kosher Salt & pepper
  • 4 brioche buns
  • 4 slices American cheese
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 4 eggs

Chipotle Aioli

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pinch pepper


  1. Prepare chipotle aioli by mixing all of the ingredients together. Set aside.
  2. Form turkey meat into 4 patties, season with salt & pepper.
  3. Preheat grill to medium high heat. Grill patties 5 to 6 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
  4. Add a slice of cheese to each burger and close lid to melt.
  5. While patties are grilling, toast buns on grill for one minute.
  6. Meanwhile, on a greased skillet, cook eggs to over easy or to your desired doneness.
  7. Assemble sandwich by adding a layer of chipotle aioli to the bottom bun, adding a handful of arugula and sliced avocado, then adding the cheese patty and cooked egg.
  8. Add more chipotle aioli to top bun and top burger and enjoy!