Emily Alvers


    Em's Fab Spinach & Cheese Turkey Burgers

    Happy 4th of July! Today is the day when we celebrate living life the American way. A BIG THANK YOU to all of the service men and women who dedicate their lives to making this beautiful country all that it is!!!

    Just because it's a holiday, doesn't mean you have to cave to temptations and eat things that aren't good for you. Quite the contrary! Grilling is one of the healthiest ways to prepare food, and this turkey burger recipe takes it up a notch by adding in some extra veggies. Plus, it's much lower in fat and cholesterol than a traditional red meat burger. Serve it on a whole wheat sandwich thin and you'll also be getting a good source of fiber and whole grains. Talk about a perfectly balanced meal for the 4th!

    -1 package ground turkey breast (1.25 lbs.)
    -2.5 oz. fresh baby spinach
    -1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
    -1/4 cup fat free crumbled feta cheese
    -4 cloves garlic
    -1 egg white
    -salt and pepper
    -drizzle evoo (about 1 Tbsp.)
    -100% Whole Wheat sandwich thins

    Step 1: Chop spinach and mince garlic cloves.

    Step 2: Add all ingredients into mixing bowl and knead together with hands.

    Step 3: Form into 6 patties.

    Step 4: Grill patties until juices run clear. 5-6 minutes on a George Foreman grill or 5-6 minutes each side on regular grill.

    Step 5: Serve on a toasted 100% whole wheat sandwich thin or hamburger bun. Goes great with mustard, red onions, tomatoes and alfalfa sprouts. YUM!

    Nutrition Facts:
    Calories 290
    Fat 5.5 g
    Protein 30.5 g
    Carbs 23.5 g
    Sugar 2 g

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