Think outside the bun with these 12 healthy spin-offs on a classic summer burger.

While we all enjoy a good ol'-fashioned burger every now and then, we don't enjoy the high calorie and fat price tag that comes with it. So you can enjoy this summertime classic without the guilt, we offer up a dozen health burger alternatives, from seafood patties to vegan-friendly burgers and more. Feta Gyro Burgers Enjoy all your favorite gyro flavors in this perfect-for-summer recipe. Skipping the bun and using lettuce instead slashes carbs and calories. [caption id="attachment_119698" align="alignnone" width="493"] Kari Peters[/caption] Crispy Chicken Burger This recipe proves that there is a healthy way to fry chicken (and the “breading” is even grain-free)! [caption id="attachment_119697" align="alignnone" width="493"] Josephine Kofod[/caption] Sweet Potato Bun Sliders These sweet potato sliders are gluten-free, vegan, and Paleo diet friendly. [caption id="attachment_119717" align="alignnone" width="493"] Allison Milligan[/caption] Vegan Baja Black Bean Burger The chunky guacamole makes a perfect complement for this stout vegan burger. Salmon Tuna Burgers with Spicy Garlic Lemon Alioli The sriracha adds a memorable kick to the spicy alioli on this combo salmon/tuna burger. [caption id="attachment_119699" align="alignnone" width="493"] Consuelo Morcillo[/caption] Hawaiian BBQ Burgers Bring a little of the beach to your backyard grill with this Hawaiian-inspired recipe. [caption id="attachment_119720" align="alignnone" width="493"] Tieghan Gerard[/caption] Turkey Burger with Monkeygland Sauce Despite the somewhat unsettling name, these burgers have nothing to do with primates—"monkeygland" refers to a delicious South African chutney-based sauce. [caption id="attachment_119703" align="alignnone" width="493"] Angela Darroch[/caption] Salmon Burgers with Lemon Dill Mayo Dress up a classic condiment with a little bit of dill and lemon juice. [caption id="attachment_119701" align="alignnone" width="493"] Lauren Foster[/caption] Grilled Portobello Burgers with Balsamic Reduction You’ll never know these hearty portobello burgers are actually vegetarian. [caption id="attachment_119721" align="alignnone" width="493"] Krista Rollins[/caption] Greek Turkey Burger with Feta-Yogurt Sauce Bring a little bit of Greek cuisine to your table with this Mediterranean recipe. [caption id="attachment_119700" align="alignnone" width="493"] Morgan Eisenberg[/caption] Tuna Burger on Sourdough Bread Transform regular-old canned tuna into a flavorful, elegant burger. [caption id="attachment_119696" align="alignnone" width="493"] Theresa Schultz[/caption] Shanghai Burgers The shiitake mushrooms and Chinese spices will add an Asian twist to your next grilling party. [caption id="attachment_119716" align="alignnone" width="493"] Kimberley Killebrew[/caption]   This article originally appeared as on Spry Living