Elements of Fitness – A Mother's Memoir

All American Burgers

What I love about cooking is finding foods that are known to be calorie dense and otherwise unhealthy and create a way to make them healthy but still delicious.

Burgers are such an American classic but instead of fattening ground beef, ground turkey or ground chicken is just as flavorful.  And I guarantee you won’t miss the alternative!  And just like the beef burgers you can throw in anything to kick it up even more…. i.e. jalapenos, cilantro, onions, etc.




Turkey Burgers (Makes 6 burgers)

Basic Ingredients

1.5 lbs. lean ground turkey

1 egg white

2 tsp. onion powder

1 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning


Step 1 – Mix all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.

Step 2 – Form 6 patties and place them on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

Step 3 – Bake at 350 degrees F. for approximately 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

Step 4 – Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.

Step 5 – Build your burger with whatever you want!  Use whole grain buns or wrap it up in romaine lettuce, throw some tomatoes inside with some sugar free ketchup and/or mustard.


Eat and Enjoy!

Nutritional Content 1 serving = 1 patty (just the meat patty)

Calories: 174 Total Fat: 9 gm Saturated Fats: 3 gm Trans Fats: 0 gm Cholesterol: 90 mg Sodium: 116 mg Carbohydrates: 1 gm Dietary fiber: 0 gm Sugars: 0 gm Protein: 20 gm Estimated Glycemic Load: 0

Nutritional Information estimated at Nutritiondata.com. Data may not be exact.

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September 8, 2012 - Posted by | Cooking, Diet and Exercise, Eating Clean, Low Fat Recipes, Nutrition, P90X Recipes | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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