However, this is because I once had a turkey burger SO DRY and TASTELESS, it nearly scarred me for life. Yet, when I saw Estella’s turkey burgers with the green chilies, cumin, and chili powder…I talked myself down from the turkey burger picket line. I’ve tried so many of her recipes without disappointment yet.
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Easy Southwest Turkey Burgers from Weekly Bite
1 lb ground turkey breast
1/2 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
4 oz can diced green chiles
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Using your hand, mix until until all the ingredients are blended together.
Cook the burgers either on an outdoor grill or an indoor pan; you want to cook them about 6 minutes on each side until completely cooked through. Yield: 5 turkey burger patties.
Nutrition Information (per patty): 154 calories; 7.8 g. fat; 83 mg. cholesterol; 403 mg. sodium; 9.8 g. carbohydrate; 0.9 g. fiber; 22.8 g. protein
Result: You can taste the southwest without too much heat at all. These got a thumbs up from Mr. Prevention, as well. Unlike turkey burgers in the past, these were far from dry and bland, and big a nutritional step-up from their ground beef counterparts! You can’t beat 154 calories for a burger! And a quick meal, indeed – 15 minutes from start to finish! Enjoy![/print_this]
With still some skepticism pre-Easy Southwest Turkey Burgers, I decided this Avocado-Ranch Dressing (made with Greek yogurt!) would surely take any burger to the next level. Correct! While I haven’t figured out how to use the excess of this dressing, I think it could replace any high-fat, high-calorie veggie dip or act as a spread on nearly any sandwich. And together, ohhh….yesss. Summer (burger) lovin’…had me a blast.
1 Hass avocado
1 cup 0% fat Greek yogurt
1 lemon, juiced
1 clove garlic, minced
salt and pepper, to taste
1 Tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped (optional)
1 Tbsp flat leaf parsley, finely chopped (optional)
Mash avocado in a bowl. Mix in remaining ingredients and refrigerate until ready to use. Yield: 2 cups (16 servings – 2 tablespoons each).
Nutrition Information (per serving): 25 calories; 1.5 g. fat; 0 mg. cholesterol; 78 mg. sodium; 2 g. carbohydrate; 0.3 g. fiber; 1.6 g. protein
Result: Smooth, creamy, and…healthy! It’s hard to do too much damage at 25 calories a serving and far less sugar than ketchup![/print_this]
Weekly Menu: August 21st-25th
- Sunday: leftover homemade deep-dish pizza 😀
- Monday: Grilled Corn Summer Breakfast Hash
- Tuesday: Shrimp, Black Bean, and Pineapple Foil Packets
- Wednesday: Spicy Citrus Shrimp Tacos
- Thursday: Butter Chicken over basmati rice with homemade flatbread
Last night was such a nice, relaxing night at home with Mr. Prevention. For the pizza-lover, I made Chicago-style deep-dish pizza which turned out excellent! We popped open a bottle of ’06 Chianti Classico and sat out on the deck enjoying summer. The relaxation and meal splurge was earned, however. I pounded out 5.1 miles in the HUMID August heat and later that day we went to a new park with 8 miles of trails so Mr. P could run. He didn’t wear the Garmin but he went 4-5 miles while I settled in with Plate to Pixel under the shade of a tree 😉 And since I’m recapping the day not in chronological order, the farmer’s market was buzzing with people. I got their early (with Lily!) and was able to get 5lbs of apples for $4, 2 zucchini for $1, and12 mini eggplant for $2! Perfect summer Saturday!
For whatever reason I have my horoscope sent to my inbox each day, and this morning I woke up to this:
If you’ve been hesitant about whether you should go on a diet, this would be a great day to start, Cancer. If you’re one of those people who really doesn’t have to watch what you eat, good for you! However, you should still stay away from rich foods. Don’t drink too much alcohol, and stay away from a lot of chocolate.
One of those people who really doesn’t have to watch what they eat? Baahahahaha! I wish, horoscope (even though I would still eat healthy, I just wouldn’t have the excess 30lbs to show proof of less than stellar genetic make-up as far as weight status goes). And funny the horoscope suggested laying off chocolate, because I have my heart set on making a cherry cornmeal upside down cake today 😉
Question: Do you read your daily horoscope?
Have a great day!