Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Actually Tasty Turkey Burgers

Day 2 of eating healthy!

If you read my previous post you know that Jared is going back to the gym to train for his next fight. Chloe and I go with him and watch him train for an hour. We take pictures of him and try to get him in silly poses :)

Chloe is always a good girl and just watches the other people there or plays with her toys. She just loves it.

After class tonight we made some yummy turkey burgers. They were juicy, tender, and sooo flavorful.  I got the sun-dried tomatoes in the bulk section in our regular grocery store (hy-vee) and the 5 of them just cost 30 cents!

I just recently discovered the bulk section. Everything is cheaper there, it's awesome! It has a lot of healthier foods there as well. I think I could spend all day in there. The best part is that you can buy as much or as little of an item that you want. No need to get 3 lbs. of something when you just need 1 Tablespoon! Ok, I could go on all day on this!

Please try the turkey burgers! They do NOT taste healthy but they are. :) Don't have any mayo or cheese with it to keep it even healthier.

We had these with spicy grilled zucchini.

NUTRITIONAL VALUE per burger: (estimated) using choosemyplate.gov... this is without cheese or mayo.

Total calories: 242
protein- 21 g
carbs- 14 g
fiber- 3 g
total fat-11 g
saturated fat- 3 g
monounsaturated fat- 4 g
polyunsaturated fat- 3 g

Food Groups
Grains½ oz.
Vegetables½ cup(s)
Protein Foods2½ oz.
Empty Calories*39 
Solid Fats34 Calories
Added Sugars4 Calories 
Saturated Fat3 g 
Sodium**674 mg 

Yields 4 burgers


1 lb. ground turkey
5 sun-dried tomatoes, minced
1/4 c. fresh parsley, minced
1 small onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. black olives, diced
1 egg
1/4 c. whole wheat breadcrumbs
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. sriracha
1 tsp. vegeta
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper

For burger assembly:
whole wheat buns
mozzarella cheese


  1. Combine all ingredients and mix together. Let rest in the fridge overnight or form into 4 burger patties right away. 
  2. Grill on high 6 minutes on each side or until no longer pink in the middle. Add cheese and let melt, about 1 minute.
  3. Split buns in half and toast on the grill for about 30 seconds on each side. 
  4. Make the burgers with the suggested toppings or anything else you want!


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