In honour of #NutritionMonth, try stepping outside the box and discovering unique, healthy spins on your favourite foods, like these lentil-based veggie burgers! Don’t forget to book an appointment with our Registered Dietitian Justine Chan today for more inspiration! Services are usually covered under your extended health plan.

Ingredients:

1 can (19oz) lentils
2/3 cup dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar or Swiss cheese

Directions:

Step 1
In a large bowl, mash lentils. Stir in bread crumbs, onion, celery, salt, pepper, 1/2 cup (75 mL) water and Worcestershire sauce until well blended. Form into five 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick patties.

Step 2

In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook burgers for about 5 minutes per side or until browned on both sides. Top each with cheese.