Low Fat Turkey Burgers
Low fat turkey burgers go as well on the grill as they do fried in a skillet.
When cooking low fat turkey burgers in a skillet they can be fried in olive oil. Olive oil is a major component of the Mediterranean diet, which has been shown to have health benefits.
Best Weight Loss Plan
Some of the best weight loss plans may include ground turkey recipes.
The healthy benefits of ground turkey dishes include being a source of lean protein. Your body needs protein for many of its daily functions. Everything from muscle regeneration to being used in the vital phase II functions of the liver’s detoxification process demand a steady supply of high quality protein from your diet.
Turkey also offers nutrients such as selenium and some of the B vitamins. Like the olive oil it can be cooked in, turkey should be consumed on a regular basis. However, the typical American diet does not include enough of either of these excellent foods.
You should work on changing that situation and reap the benefits these simple foods have to offer.
Well Balanced With Raw Vegetable Recipes
When low fat turkey burgers are combined with raw vegetable diet components the result is a highly nutritious meal. It is an easy meal to assure a balanced diet. These food items may also be included in weight reduction plans.
Such healthy diet plans often lead to some great weight loss success stories.
The ability to eat a healthy diet plan while enjoying comfort foods you are familiar with is an excellent idea. These are great options to make healthy kids meals and foods teens will love.
Consuming familiar yet healthy foods may be one of the best diets for overweight teens. Teens and kids can be notoriously picky eaters. A raw vegetable recipe can be served with low fat turkey burgers to satisfy the pickiest eaters you have at your table.
This meal will offer you an opportunity to serve teenagers and kids good healthy food that has a sophisticated taste to satisfy you. It is a great beginning to formulating healthy diets for overweight teens.
That’s a good thing!
Try this simple low fat turkey burger recipe.
Low Fat Turkey Burger With Whole Grains
1 lb. Ground turkey burger
1/2 cup uncooked oats
1/8 cup diced sweet onion
1/8 cup finely diced bell pepper (green, red, or both)
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients together. Form into burgers and grill or fry in olive oil until the juice runs clear. These burgers can be served on a whole grain roll or on a plate without bread.
Condiments And Accoutrements Make The Burger
The recipe above is a great tasting dish. However, the fact remains that low fat turkey burgers are rather bland by themselves. It may be fairer to say they have a delicate flavor.
Regardless of how you describe it there is not much flavor from the ground turkey meat itself.
Fat is often the ingredient that gives various foods their flavor. By virtue of their composition low fat turkey burgers are low in fat and therefore lack in any strong flavor. Since the low fat content is one of the reasons we eat them we can’t complain too much.
On the other hand, delicate flavored meat allows us to be creative with condiments and other accoutrements. The flavors of whatever you put on your burgers really stand out without interference from strongly flavored meat.
This is where you can allow your imagination to run wild!
Strong Imagination Equals Great Taste
There’s a whole new world of taste sensations beyond the ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise condiments traditionally heaped upon turkey burgers.
Let’s try to stimulate your creative thinking with a few suggestions for turkey burger toppings.
Have you ever considered mixing 3/4 mayonnaise, 1/4 olive oil, and horseradish to taste? This makes a wild yet tasty burger condiment. Let’s explore the nutritional side to this condiment.
The olive oil reduces the amount of mayonnaise you use which is a good thing because most mayonnaise contains trans-fats. In addition to reducing your trans-fats intake, the olive oil offers many healthy benefits. It is an important component of any heart smart diet.
Some food manufacturers have mayonnaise with olive oil added. It is available in many grocery stores. This is very convenient for you so give it a try.
Two fantastic accoutrements to top your low fat turkey burgers with are low-fat cheddar cheese and jalapeno pepper slices. They go well together or separately.
Low Fat Turkey Burger Parmesan
This is a great dish. It should be considered as a staple on your family’s healthy diet menu.
After cooking your turkey burger, ladle marinara sauce (sauce from a jar is fine) that has been heated in a saucepan. Sprinkle low-fat mozzarella cheese over the sauce covered turkey burger. The cheese will melt slightly from the heat rising from the marinara sauce.
You can make the burger recipe offered at the beginning of this article then top it with marinara sauce and low-fat mozzarella cheese. This will give you a tasty burger that is made that much better by the addition of the sauce and cheese. It’s a divine entrée!
Try serving your low fat turkey burger Parmesan with a huge salad of leafy greens, julienne carrots, and grape tomatoes to ensure you are getting your raw food enzymes.
These natural health foods transform a simple burger into a real meal.
To add a touch of elegance serve it with crusty whole grain bread and a hearty red wine. Your guests will be very impressed.
Low fat turkey burgers are good to eat and they’re a very good health food.
Serve them often.
Dale Heil, D.C.
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