My first real post! Confession time, 99.9% of my recipes come from Pinterest. And if I add or delete ingredients from the original recipe it isn’t because I’m getting creative… I probably just forgot to buy the correct ingredient at the store. But we roll with it.
Ground turkey is a staple in my kitchen because it is so quick and easy to prepare and it absorbs other flavors so well. I always use 93% lean ground turkey because you need a little fat in your recipes to taste good. And fat is good for you. Let me repeat that:
Fat. Is. Good. For. You.
It helps keep you satiated when you combine it with protein and complex carbs. Now I wouldn’t go out and buy 80% ground beef to use every night because those pesky animal (saturated) fats aren’t the most healthy, but you don’t always have to use the leanest (most expensive) proteins to make a healthy meal.
These turkey burgers turned out amazing. The apple added a sweetness and crunch while the cheese just added melty goodness. I chose to eat them without a bun, however a nice toasted whole wheat roll or bed of lettuce would be a great addition.
I recommend only doing these on an indoor grill as they are fairly delicate.
The roasted garlic dip was actually supposed to be a cilantro roasted garlic dip. Except we forgot to buy the cilantro the recipe originally called for. Oops. Roasting the garlic makes this recipe slightly tedious, but it is worth every minute. You won’t be sorry you heated up your whole house for an hour for one little bulb of deliciousness. You can also use the leftover as a vegetable dip.
Even the pickiest of eaters will enjoy this meal because it is so mild, but your more adventurous eaters will be excited by the slight texture twists. Enjoy!
Apple Cheddar Turkey Burgers
Recipe courtesy of: Foodista
- 1¼ lb 93% lean ground turkey
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
- ½ apple, grated with peel
- ¼ onion, finely chopped
- ½ cup bread crumbs
- Salt and pepper to taste
Mix burger ingredients in a bowl and shape into 4-6 patties. Grill on each side until juices run clear. The original recipe said this takes two minutes on each side, but they lied. It took closer to 5 minutes on each side. Use a meat thermometer if you aren’t sure (165 F). Serves 5.
Nutrition: Calories 306.1; Total Fat 16.1g; Cholesterol 103.9mg; Sodium 304.9mg; Carbs 11.3g; Fiber 1.1g; Protein 29.2g
Roasted Garlic Yogurt Spread
Recipe courtesy of: Fake Cheese
- 1 head of garlic
- 1 T olive oil
- 1/2 t salt
- 2 cups nonfat plain greek yogurt
Cut off top portion of garlic and drizzle on olive oil. Wrap tightly in foil and place directly on the rack of a 375 degree F preheated oven for 30-40 minutes. Take out and unwrap (use oven mitts, learn from my torched fingers) and allow to cool on the counter. Once cooled, pop the cloves out of the head and smash with a fork or food processor. Add salt and greek yogurt and mix until creamy. Spread on anything edible and enjoy! Serves 16.
Nutrition: Calories 28; Total Fat 0.9g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 9.4mg; Carbs 2.1g; Fiber 0.1g; Protein 3.0g