Posts tagged ‘peppers’

August 3, 2011

Spinach Turkey Burgers

Last night I made my new favorite turkey burgers. My old favorites that I’ve made were buffalo turkey burgers and cranberry and feta turkey burgers . But now these spinach turkey burgers have won my heart! I didn’t exactly measure anything that went into the mix so I’m going to give it to you as estimates.

Spinach Turkey Burgers


  • 1 lb ground turkey breast
  • a handful of fresh parmigiano reggiano
  • 1 tbsp of minced garlic
  • 1 tsp of thyme
  • sea salt
  • fresh grated black pepper
  • 1 package of frozen spinach, thawed and pressed with paper towels to remove excess liquid
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 roasted red peppers (i used TJ’s)
  • 4 slices of pepperjack cheese
  • BBQ sauce for topping (optional)
  • 4 Whole Wheat buns
  • Add ground turkey, thyme, parmigiano reggiano, garlic, sea salt and fresh black pepper to a large bowl

  • After spinach has been pressed and drained add to mixture

  • Mix well and form into 4 or 5 patties (Depending on size you want)

  • Heat grill pan and spray with non-stick spray
  • Add burgers to pan and grill on each side for about 7 minutes

  • Once burgers are fully cooked add sliced peppers

  • Top with a slice of cheese and make an aluminum foil tent over your pan so the cheese melts

  • Remove from grill and place on a toasted bun. Serve with sweet potato fries, zucchini fries or butternut squash fries
I love sneaking veggies into our main meal! I know Adam doesn’t mind eating spinach on the side but it’s better to knock it all out in one dish. If you know someone who wont eat spinach as a side dish this is a great way to incorporate it into their meal. I topped ours with a little bit of BBQ sauce and also dipped my fries in it 🙂
I’d choose this over a burger at a restaurant any day. Healthy, tasty and packed with veggies. Winner Winner Turkey Burger Dinner.

QUESTIONS: What’s your favorite burger/turkey burger combo??

June 15, 2011


It’s that time of the week! What I ate (wore and did) Wednesday 🙂

This morning I woke up ready for a run… I checked the weather and it was only 55 degrees! I threw on a long sleeve shirt to keep me warm. Redskins represent!

I look way to excited for 6am! (Please excuse the mess, I’m packing)

Today wasn’t just any normal run though… Today I did something I’ve NEVER done. I hit the pavement sans iPod. My iPod was charged but I wanted to clear my mind so I tried running without entertainment. It worked! I  knocked out my 4 miles in 32 minutes. Go me 🙂 I also came home and did a 10 minute ab video On Demand. I forget what it was called but the trainer sure was handsome!

The reason I wanted to clear my mind this morning was because today marks 3 years of my Uncle Chuck passing away and I knew my morning could get rough. He was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer and passed away about a year later. It’s definitely been one of the hardest things my family has EVER had to deal with.

So this mornings run was for you ❤ Missing you everyday.

After my workout I had breakfast… and it wasn’t cereal for once!

I headed into work around 10:30 so the girls and I headed straight over to my Aunt’s house. My grandma wanted to plant flowers in memory of my Uncle and I didn’t want to miss it – Plus, the girls love these types of activities! My brothers, cousins, aunts and grandma all attended and ordered pizza for lunch. I however had already packed my lunch and am not one to waste food.

Definitely not as fun as pizza…But still delicious 🙂

When lunch was finished we all went out back to get our gardening on.


Putting the soil down and breaking it up



Dig the hole

Plant the flower

Add more soil to the top

Water the plant

Voila. In between planting the girls also took some breaks to do some trampoline jumping. Someone may have jumped on someones face… But it was nothing a little ice cream couldn’t fix!

Naps were taken by the girls. I enjoyed a snack or two while catching up on blogs.

I got home around 615 and immediately ate dinner. I like to eat early!

Meh. Just so-so. You know what comes after dinner right? My favorite time of the day.

By the way – Thanks for all of your recommendations on the cookie name… I think I’ll go with Shanna’s – Breakfast Cookies!

I may have had one more after taking a picture of those two above…

But shhh…let’s keep that our secret 😉

Last but not least here are the details for my outfit today


  • Dress – H&M (new purchase)
  • Belt – H&M (new purchase) – close-up below
  • Necklaces – Black circle – White House Black Market – Gold Feather – Forever 21 (close-up below)
  • Bracelet – H&M (new purchase) – close-up below
  • Gold Flip Flops – Old Navy
  • Starfish Earrings – J.Crew (close-up below)
  • Watch – Michael Kors


QUESTIONS: Do you run with an ipod or listen to your feet hit the pavement?