Lean & Green Turkey Burgers!

Lately I’ve been eating grilled chicken like its my ‘yob’. We usually grill on Sunday and by Wednesday/Thursday we’re at it again (still not sure how two people eat as much as we do, cause I feel like I’m always going grocery shopping). Also, I say “we” but let’s be real, this guy is the one doing all the grilling. I mean why get in the way of a good thing right?  Pretty sure he’s got the whole grilling thing on lock.

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Anyway, grilled chicken breasts are a staple in my diet…but variety is the spice of life! That being said, I’m working to apply this to my own life becuase I can eat the same thing day in and day out for a while. And although I would say what I eat is balanced, I do have a tendency to get stuck in food ruts. But I can only eat the same thing for so long, once that craving for something different strikes, its like nothing I’ve been eating is satisfying anymore.

Turkey burgers were long overdo for another debut, seeing as they’ve been out of the rotation for a while. Burgers always remind me of  summertime. I know, I know… it’s barely even spring, but who says you need summer weather to eat summertime foods?? I laced these with arugula, diced bell peppers, onion, and spices so they are bursting with flavor and texture. Not gonna lie, I make a mean burger and here’s how I did it:

TURKEY-BURGERS

Ingredients:
1 lb 99% fat free Ground turkey mixed with:
1/4 cup egg whites
2 TBS olive oil
2 tbs cut chives
1tbs minced garlic
Generous handful of finely diced: yellow onion, green and/or red bell pepper, and jalapeño (optional)
black pepper
parsley
basil
fresh thyme
Big handful of fresh arugula (I like to tear it up a bit, by hand)

Create burgers (I made 5). Cook on medium heat for about 8mins on each side, or until fully cooked (juices should run clear)!

Serve over a bed of spinach & sautéed mushrooms & brussels.

 

What’s your favorite burger recipe?? I’d love to hear 😉

your-trainer-Engrid

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