Jul 31

Rainbow Burgers (low carb, low fat, low calorie, high fiber, dairy free, gluten free, & veggie packed)



Summer is a great time to take advantage of all the fresh fruits and veggies.  It’s also the perfect time to use the grill so you can enjoy the sunshine and not heat up the whole house.  So I wanted to make something really colorful, healthy, and packed with produce.  I decided to use the acronym for the colors of the rainbow ROY G BIV as my inspiration.  That stands for red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, & violet for all those who weren’t aware ;). This recipe is packed with mega amounts of vitamins, minerals, & antioxidants all from different rainbow colored fruits and vegetables.




1 pound 95% lean ground beef (can sub turkey or chicken if you want but stats are based on beef)

1 red tomato (sliced)

1/2 orange bell pepper (chopped)

1 small yellow onion (chopped)

1/2 green avocado

1/2 cup blueberries (don’t be scared bc these will add a perfect little burst of sweetness to counter some of the other flavors)

1/2 cup shredded indigo cabbage (or purple as it may be labelled lol-indigo is a hard color to find!)

1 small or medium violet purple carrot (shredded or chopped)

seasonings of choice (I used several dashes of hamburger & vegetable seasonings plus some salt & pepper)


In large bowl mix beef, pepper, onion, blueberries, cabbage, carrot, & seasonings well.  ***If you prefer the taste of cooked veggies then sauté all these vegetable (except blueberries) in nonstick spray until softened on the stovetop before mixing everything together.  I personally prefer the taste & crunch so I do not pre cook the veggies.


It’s easiest to use your hands to incorporate everything.  It will be a little difficult to mix but just do the best you can 🙂 You can leave in fridge to grill later or form into 4 equal patties to grill immediately.



When ready cook burgers over medium heat until medium well or well done.  The burgers will be delicate so be careful when flipping or moving.  When cooked top with equal amounts sliced tomato & avocado.   I like to really punch up the veggies & serve alongside grilled zuccini.





Makes 2 large servings

Half of recipe:

428 calories

16 fat

19 carbohydrates

6 fiber

56 protein


  1. Busy Me

    These burgers are great! My 5 year old and 8 year old liked them too! A nice way to get some veggies in the kids. I served mine on buns to look like real burgers, the kids like a whole wheat bun. Keep sending the good recipes!

    1. Sarahlinbrockner

      That sounds great! Glad everyone enjoyed them!!

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