5 original recipes for healthy fast food

5 original recipes for healthy fast food

Healthy foods can be turned into popular snacks — no less delicious, original, and interesting. They are sure to please the whole family, even those who take care of the figure and do not allow themselves anything extra. 5 original recipes for healthy fast food.

#1. Burger with beetroot cutlet. 5 original recipes for healthy fast food.

How to cook a healthy burger at home? Instead of the usual white bun, take a grain one. Remove the high-calorie sauce from the composition. Replace the meat patty with a vegetarian one, for example, beetroot. Beetroot removes toxins from the body well and regulates metabolism. In addition, it contains a lot of vitamin C, B vitamins, and phosphorus. Now is the time to strengthen the immune system.

Burger with beetroot cutlet
Burger with beetroot cutlet. Photo from pixabay


Large beetroot 1 pc.
Quinoa 3 tablespoons
Water 1/2 cup
Small onion 1 pc.
Salt, black pepper, and fennel seeds to taste
Vegetable oil for frying
Grain bun 1 pc.
zucchini  1 pc.
lettuce leaves  3-4 pcs.
Natural yogurt  to taste


Boil the beets until ready, grate on a fine grater, and squeeze out excess liquid. Quinoa is poured with boiling water and steamed under the lid for 15 minutes. Cut the onion into small cubes and brown in a frying pan. Mix grated beetroot, quinoa, and onion add salt and spices and form a burger patty. Fry it on both sides and spread it on a paper towel.

Cut the zucchini into thin slices, sprinkle with vegetable oil, and fry until golden stripes in a grill pan. Cut the grain bun in half. On the bottom half, we put lettuce leaves, zucchini strips, and beetroot cutlets. Pour it with natural yogurt and hide it under the lettuce leaves and the top half of the bun. Serve this burger warm.

#2. Burger with chickpea and pumpkin patty

Another option for a healthy burger with your own hands is a burger with a chickpea and pumpkin patty. Chickpeas are the richest source of vegetable protein, dietary fiber, and essential amino acids. Pumpkin also has a lot of vitamins and minerals. And it also has a beneficial effect on the heart, blood vessels, and nerves.

Burger with chickpea and pumpkin patty
Burger with chickpea and pumpkin patty. Photo from pixabay


Boiled chickpeas 8.82oz
Pumpkin 7.0oz
Garlic 1 clove
Egg 1 pc.
Lemon juice 1 teaspoon
Oat flakes 2 tablespoons
Salt, black pepper, ground curry, and ground chili to taste
Grain bun 1 pc.
Tomato 1 pc.
Sweet pepper 0.5 pcs.
Low-fat sour cream 1 pc.
Parsley and spinach to serve
Vegetable oil for frying

The pumpkin pulp is coarsely chopped, sprinkled with oil, and sent to the oven on a baking sheet at 392F for 20 minutes. When it cools down, we transfer it to the blender bowl along with boiled chickpeas, oat flakes, garlic, and egg. Carefully puree all the ingredients, add lemon juice, salt, and spices, and punch again. The resulting minced meat is transferred to a bowl, covered with a film, and put in the refrigerator for an hour.

We form cutlets from the cooled mass and fry until golden brown in a frying pan. Cut the bun in half. Put spinach leaves, tomato slices, and sweet pepper on the bottom half. You can take any other fresh vegetables. Next comes the pumpkin-chickpea cutlet, which we pour sour cream and cover with another layer of vegetables and the second half of the bun. Our vitamin burger is ready!

#3. Hot dog with greens. 5 original recipes for healthy fast food.

You can cook a delicious hot dog without a sausage, vegetarians are sure. This role will be quite successfully performed by the most ordinary carrot. Just choose not too sweet varieties. The root crops themselves should be thin, long, and quite dense. And you also need to apply a couple of culinary tricks.

Hot dog with greens
Hot dog with greens. Photo from pixabay


Carrots 3 pcs.
Hot dog bun 3 pcs.
Soy sauce 2 tablespoons
Liquid honey 1 tsp
Sweet mustard 1/2 tsp
Paprika 1/2 tsp
Dried garlic, salt, and black pepper to taste
Vegetable oil 1 tsp

Carrot peel, cut off the ends, and cook in boiling unsalted water for 10 minutes. We shift the root vegetables into a deep mold and make several punctures on them with a fork. Carefully mix soy sauce, honey, mustard, salt, and spices in a bowl. Pour the carrots evenly and leave them to marinate for at least 2 hours.

After that, sprinkle the carrots with oil and bake in the oven at 356F until fully cooked. We heat the buns, cut them in half, and put the carrots inside. You can add any fresh vegetables you like here. Sweet and hot peppers, purple onions, and any fresh greens go well with carrots.

#4. Spring rolls

Spring rolls are a godsend for those who follow a healthy diet and do not even allow themselves to think about fast food. You can wrap any filling, including healthy ones, in a thin pita bread. Tofu will give us a lot of light protein, avocados – valuable unsaturated fats, and vegetables – rich in fiber. What is not a balanced combination?

Spring rolls
Spring rolls. Photo from pixabay


Thin pita bread with 2 leaves
Tofu 8.82oz
Avocado 1 pc.
Large carrot 1 pc.
Dried tomatoes 3.53
Spinach leaves 2 tablespoons

Soy sauce 2 tablespoons
Balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon
Olive oil 1 tablespoon
Liquid honey 1 tablespoon

Cut the tofu into a large cube, and the peeled avocado pulp into a smaller cube. Peel the carrots and grate them on a grater for Korean carrots. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, add dried tomatoes, and season with soy sauce, honey, olive oil, and balsamic. We cut each sheet of lavash into three parts, spread the filling, and roll up tight rolls. Before serving, you can lightly brown them in a grill pan without oil.

#5. Tortilla with falafel.5 original recipes for healthy fast food.

Another interesting variation is a tortilla with falafel. Usually, meat meatballs are wrapped in a corn tortilla. But with crispy chickpea balls, it will turn out no worse. And although they are deep-fried according to the classic recipe, we will bake them in the oven to make them more healthy.

Tortilla with falafel
Tortilla with falafel. Photo from pixabay

Tortilla 2 pcs.
Dry chickpeas 3.53oz
Onion 0.5 pcs.
Garlic 1 clove
Parsley 3 sprigs
Salt, ground cumin, paprika, and black pepper to taste
Purple onion 1 pc.
Chili pepper 1/2 pc.

Сherry tomatoes of different colors 3.53oz

Chickpeas should preferably be soaked in water for a day and put in the refrigerator so as not to sour. After that, drain the water, and put the swollen raw peas in the blender bowl.

Add onions, garlic, herbs, salt, and spices. Carefully whisk everything into a homogeneous mass and put it in the refrigerator for an hour. Then we make neat balls and bake them in the oven until crisp. Check the readiness of the falafel inside with a toothpick.

We cover the tortillas with arugula leaves and spread tomatoes in circles, rings of purple onion, and chili pepper. Do not forget to remove all seeds and partitions from it. Put the crispy chickpea balls on top and roll up the tortilla. In this form, we will serve it.

Now you know how to replace fast food. There is always a healthy alternative to harmful and tempting snacks.