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Handheld Meals: Our Best Burgers, Sandwiches and Wraps

One of the great things about summer foods, at least at my house, is doing away with the forks and knives and going back to eating with our hands.

Summer just isn’t the same without melted ice cream or watermelon juices dribbling down your arm. With that in mind, I’ve gathered together some recipe hits to help take you from Memorial Day to Labor Day, no forks required.

The addition of apples can liven up meals for both the carnivore and herbivore alike. Try Apple and Cheddar Grass-Fed Beef Burgers or Apple and Tempeh Sandwiches.

If you’re looking for a new way to use sweet summer cherries, we’ve got you covered with our Big Blue Burgers with Cherry Mustard.

Keeping with the fruit theme, why not try a sweet-yet-savory topping for your burger? These Turkey Burgers with Cucumber-Pineapple Relish and Grilled Pork Burgers with Savory Pickled Peaches will hit all your taste buds.

If you’ve got extra mouths to feed, these Beef and Bulgur Burgers will help stretch your grocery dollars without skimping on flavor.

This Not-Tuna Salad is perfect for stuffing into a pita or layering with lettuce in a wrap.

Love beef but want to spice things up? Check out Banh Mi Grass-Fed Beef Burgers and Green Chile Cheddar Grass-Fed Beef Burgers.

Grilled Veggie and Goat Cheese Wraps and pitas are delicious served hot or cold, and feature one of summer’s favorites, eggplant.

For a twist on the classic gyro, try Spicy Lamb Burgers with Cucumber Raita.

Asian Salmon Burgers with Miso Ketchup and Cornmeal Crusted Halibut Fish Sandwiches are sure to please any fish lover.

What’s your favorite handheld meal? Let me know in the comments.