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Healthy Turkey Burgers, high protein, low fat

Healthy Turkey Burgers along with the macronutrient count for the entire recipe and a single serving:

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey

  • 1/4 cup whole wheat bread crumbs

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped bell pepper

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 4 whole wheat burger buns (or your preferred type of buns)

  • Optional toppings: lettuce, tomato slices, avocado slices, etc.

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, bread crumbs, chopped onion, chopped bell pepper, minced garlic, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to combine all the ingredients.

  2. Divide the turkey mixture into four equal portions and shape each portion into a patty.

  3. Preheat a grill or skillet over medium-high heat. If using a skillet, lightly coat it with cooking spray.

  4. Place the turkey patties on the grill or skillet and cook for about 5-6 minutes on each side, or until they are cooked through and reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).

  5. Remove the turkey patties from the grill or skillet and let them rest for a few minutes.

  6. While the patties are resting, lightly toast the burger buns on the grill or in a toaster if desired.

  7. To assemble the turkey burgers, place each patty on a bun and add your preferred toppings, such as lettuce, tomato slices, and avocado slices.

Macronutrient breakdown (approximate values) for the entire recipe:

  • Ground Turkey (1 pound): Approximately 112g protein, negligible carbs, 16g fat

  • Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs (1/4 cup): Approximately 3g protein, 15g carbs, 1g fat

The overall calorie count will depend on the specific brands and quantities of ingredients used. However, as a general estimate, the Healthy Turkey Burgers will have approximately:

  • Calories: 500-600 calories

  • Protein: 115g

  • Carbs: 15-20g

  • Fats: 17g

Macronutrient breakdown (approximate values) per single serving (assuming no additional toppings):

  • Calories: 125-150 calories

  • Protein: 28-30g

  • Carbs: 4-5g

  • Fats: 4-5g

Add a bun (carbs) and some avocado (fats) to round out this meal and make it balanced!


Please note that these values are approximate and can vary based on the specific brands and quantities of ingredients used. It's always a good idea to check the nutrition labels of the specific products you use for accurate macronutrient and calorie information.

Enjoy your delicious and healthy Turkey Burgers!


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