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5 ways to reimagine the burger, minus the meat

By: Enrique Gili on May 1, 2014, 2:48 p.m.
A veggie burger

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Whether you think meat consumption is bad for the planet or you simply want to eat a more diverse diet, there are plenty of alternatives to consider. If you're leaning towards a plant-based diet, a good starting point is the hamburger. The anchor of many a home-cooked meal, hamburgers can be made healthier by simply swapping out some ingredients. Various combinations of beans, vegetables and seasonings can be pressed into patties for meatless options — you just have to get your method down pat through trial and error. Expand your diet and try these vegan and vegetarian alternatives to the kitchen staple.