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10 Recipes to Help Food Go Further During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Being at home with your family 24/7 because of the coronavirus is a situation you may have never thought you’d find yourself in. You’re probably cooking more and more often than you have in a long time. And chances are your family is just as picky as they were before you were all practicing social distancing! You don’t want to be spending all your time in the kitchen and we know you still want them to be eating healthy or at least eating what you are cooking.

BurgerFit is here to help! Our recipes are not only delicious and healthy, but these 10 meat and veggie burger recipes can help food go further during the coronavirus outbreak- because the burgers contain meat and vegetables! That means you’re not going through your meat as fast and you’re not running to the store as often. 

Stretch your meals longer and get your family eating healthier with these BurgerFit recipes.

Broccoli Burger

1. Broccoli Burger: Fresh or frozen broccoli works great for this recipe. Because the recipe calls for the entire broccoli, stalk and all, it’s a perfect recipe to make during the coronavirus outbreak because you don’t have to worry about wasting any food when making it. Broccoli florets and the stalk both contain vitamin C which supports a healthy immune system.  See how to make the recipe here and get the recipe here.

Pickles & Greens Burger

2. Pickles & Greens Burger: If you have a jar of pickles and mustard on hand, you’re in great shape to make this burger. Fresh produce seems to be widely available in the grocery store, so grab some extra and freeze it for later to make this recipe again. We love Koops’ mustard in this recipe and they are completely stocked up online and through Amazon. Order your mustard here. Get the recipe for the Pickles & Greens burger here.

Southwest Burger

3. Southwest Burger: If you managed to get black beans from the grocery store, this burger will help you stretch your meat further without sacrificing the protein. You can also easily get your greens in with this recipe! Make some extra burgers and you can use them later in the week for tacos. If you aren’t able to get kale, you can substitute spinach, swiss chard or collard greens. Watch how to make the Southwest burger here. Make the Southwest burger with this recipe.

Beet Burger

4. Beet Burger: While we love using fresh beets in this recipe since you can use the greens too, canned beets will work just as well. Chances are, people aren’t rushing to store during the pandemic for canned beets so there will be plenty in stock! So lucky for you, you can easily have a healthy meal at home using less meat so you have more for a future meal. This is one of our BurgerFit Favorites and we have to say, you can’t ‘beet’ it! Get the recipe here.

Southern Burger

5. Southern Burger: Another recipe that calls for canned beans which is why we included this on the list! Most of us probably have a can of beans in our pantry or if you’re able to pick some up, they’ll keep for a long time. Cabbage is also a surprising source of vitamin C which supports a healthy immune system. Make the Southern burger recipe here.

Sun-Dried Tomato and Artichoke Burger

6. Sun-Dried Tomato and Artichoke Burger: This recipe is one of the easiest recipes to make because it doesn’t involve cooking any vegetables. If you have a jar of artichokes and sundried tomatoes and a pound of frozen meat, you have a meal on hand at any time. If you have leftover burgers, they can be easily used on a salad later or in a pasta dish! Get the Sun Dried-tomato & Artichoke BurgerFit burger recipe here.

Ethiopian Lentil Burger

7. Ethiopian Lentil Burger: If you aren’t able to get your hands on a can of beans during this time, lentils are a great alternative! You can buy them canned or dry and cook them yourself. This is a fun recipe to make because it combines spices that you don’t always cook with so it’s a good one to switch it up with! It also is extremely filling, if you find your family constantly asking for food, this is a good burger to feed them. The lentils provide a slow-burning, complex carbohydrate which fuel the body and brain and will keep them full for more than a few minutes! Get the recipe here. See how to make the burger here.

Beans, Greens, & Balsamic Burger

8. Beans, Greens, & Balsamic Burger: The vegetable ingredients in this recipe can easily be found in the freezer section if you can’t find them canned or fresh. Picking them up frozen ensures that you’ll always have a meal on hand too. The balsamic adds a unique and savory flavor to these burgers that you might just get addicted to! Check out the recipe here.

Indian Burger

9. Indian Burger: Another great recipe when you have frozen vegetables on hand! Buy cauliflower rice at the store to use in place of rice and then you’ll have what need to make this burger. If you’re looking for new flavors to incorporate into your meals, this is the perfect one to try. Watch how to make the Indian BurgerFit burger here, and get the recipe here.

Spinach & Mushroom Burger

10. Spinach and Mushroom Burger: If you’re not getting as much sunshine as you normally due to the quarantine, you may be lacking vitamin D! This burger can help you catch up on that as mushrooms can be excellent source of the sunshine vitamin. It’s also a perfect burger to start your family on because the flavor of the mushrooms & spinach blends seamlessly into the meat! Get the recipe here. Watch how to make the recipe here.

What They’re Saying

Not your typical burger with fries! I grew up just eating burgers with cheese, ketchup, and mustard alongside some fries...This burger offers more nutritional value while still being delicious to eat with the condiments that I love. A side dish of rosemary potatoes in place of fried french fries made it even better. This dish was a nice change from the average burger and had great flavor.


BurgerFit is a valuable resource to have at my office when talking about improving eating habits with my patients. It shows them that making healthier choices doesn’t mean giving up food that they know and love, and it helps them make the transition toward seeing food as a joyful part of self care, rather than something to feel guilty about.


Wait, these are healthy? If I had known, I wouldn't have eaten them...But they are good, so just don't tell me next time.


Trust me when I tell you these burgers are amazing!
I have had the wonderful opportunity to have them, and oh boy! My five-year-old even loved them. This is not your sneaky cook of the nineties, these are burgers your family will love. I cannot wait for the cookbook to come out so we can incorporate these into our weekly family meals.


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Alane Boyd

Alane is the co-founder of BGBO Co, a business consulting company that helps business owners achieve their biggest goal and overcome their biggest obstacle. She is also the creator of BurgerFit and the host of Cooking with My Friends. Both were started to inspire people to eat healthier.