Let’s talk about burgers. When turkey burgers are mentioned, there is always someone who sighs and says, “gross!” But you should always give something a shot before you take it out of the running. A friend of mine was one of those people….
It had been doing research on some healthy, low-fat, recipes that I could try and came across one for turkey burgers. I was having a friend over that night and I had never made turkey burgers before, or burgers in general but I was excited to try something new! My friend was apprehensive in the beginning but after the first bite that was gone altogether! The burgers were absolutely delicious!
If you choose to use ground turkey made from only breast the burger will have 150 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, and 0 grams saturated fat compared to a lean hamburger which could have about 225 calories, 12 grams of fat, 5 gram of saturated fat and 27 grams of protein (Food network, 2013).If the hamburger is not made of lean meat then those numbers may be even higher.
To dress up your turkey burger you could try the traditional lettuce, tomato, and onion, but you could also continue with your adventuring and try topping your burger with mushrooms or avocado (avocados are a good source of monounsaturated fat). If you can do without the slice of cheese, it is even better for you because cheese is a lot of added fat, and not the good kind.
Here is a recipe for some delicious turkey burgers:
Or you can just buy some lean turkey patties in the meat section of the grocery store and throw them on the grill. It’s that easy!