Southwestern Turkey Burgers


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Hey guys! Sorry that I have been MIA the last two weeks. It’s almost time for midterms so that means that I go into hiding or my cave as Julia and Alex know. Anyways, since it is now the first of October (holy cow), I am officially starting my fitness journey. I started in August but near mid-September I got sick and had health issues so I had to take two weeks off in order to heal but now I’m back! I’m starting my workout routine of 4-5 days a week and eating healthy 6/7 days.

I wanted to kick off October by making a yummy, yet filling lunch. I was at the grocery store and decided I needed to buy more meat besides chicken, so I bought turkey burgers! These ones had peppers, tomatoes and spices already mixed into the meat so that means less work for me. Below is the picture of the bag I bought and the nutritional information.

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They have a good amount of protein and are a bit high in fat but most of it cooked out anyways and if you limit fat throughout the rest of the day, you will be fine.

After buying these, I had a craving for a nice healthy burger so I got to work and made up a recipe.

Southwestern Turkey Burger

  • 1 Turkey burger
  • 1/2 of an avocado
  • 1/4 cup of sweet corn
  • 1/4 cup of diced pepper (any color you like)
  • 1/2 of a lime
  • 1 big leaf of green lettuce
  • 2 big handfuls of spinach
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • Chilli powder to taste
  • Tabasco to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. First turn on your oven (microwave oven or conventional) to broil
  2. Place burger patty onto broiler pan lined with foilIMG_0062
  3. When oven is heated, place burger into oven and cook for 8-10 minutes
  4. While your burger is cooking, it is time to make the guacamoleIMG_0064
  5. Cut up half of an avocado into chunks and smash with fork or smasher thing (I don’t know the technical term for it) until decently mashed in the bowl IMG_0065
  6. Add cooked corn, diced bell peppers, and squeeze half a lime into the bowlIMG_0066
  7. Add in spices, Tabasco, salt and pepper to your likingIMG_0067
  8. Mix all ingredients together and place in fridge until burger is doneIMG_0068
  9. On a plate, place a big leaf of green lettuce. Top with spinach
  10. After burger is done, place on top of the lettuce and spinach
  11. Top burger with guacamole
  12. EAT!IMG_0072

 

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*disclaimer: don’t put pan too close to heat source in conventional oven unless you want to eat charcoal. I definitely learned the hard way. *face palm*

Now you can use a whole wheat bun or Ezekiel bun but I decided to try and get my veges in for the day. I usually need some kind of dressing in order to eat lettuce or spinach but with the guacamole and burger, it tasted delicious and I didn’t miss the extra calories one bit! You can also do a lettuce wrap if you would like to make it more burger-like. I just ate it with a fork and knife and loved every minute. I also had a half cup of vanilla Greek yogurt by light and fit with a big handful of grapes on the side.

Anyways, that’s all for tonight. I hope some of you get around to making this sometime soon :)

Now it’s time for me to go prepare my overnight oats for tomorrow! You will all be seeing a recipe for those soon, as well as the one for the chocolate banana peanut butter protein smoothie I made today, mmm mmm mmm 😉

Stay healthy!

Written by: Morgan Reneau

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