Posts tagged ‘sweet potato fries’

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??

July 8, 2011

1 week of NJ

Well, my laying out didn’t go as planned… It wasn’t very sunny 😦 Whomp Whomp.

But I still had a nice view!

I snacked on lunch while laying out. Tuna mixed with greek yogurt and old bay, a fuji apple and 100 calorie pack of brownies for my sweet tooth teeth.

I haven’t been feeling well so I came home and took a nap after a 4 mile bike ride. Adam texted me he was on his way home from work so I figured I should act like I did something worthy today and made the bed and prepped dinner.

Turkey Sloppy Joes (99% fat free turkey, 1/2 white onion diced, favorite bbq sauce), sweet potato fries and some cucumber slices. The only thing that could’ve made this more summer like would’ve been a glass of lemonade and some watermelon for dessert.

Silly me, we all know I don’t count fruit as dessert! We enjoyed our respective ice creams while watching Grown Ups…Which I thought was hilarious 🙂

Favorite Friday

I’ve made it an entire week of living in Jersey! Yes, we’ve had a couple of hang-ups, spent a million dollars on this move and I’ve driven endless miles only to make a u-turn because there are no left turns but all in all it’s been a great week. Here are some of my favorite things about living in Jersey!

1.) The obvious.

Waking up to this face everyday.

2.) The city is a square mile so everything is in walking/bike riding distance. I rarely have to use my car!

3. My morning runs look like this

4. I’ve found lots of free workouts outside! Yoga, Belly-dancing, Hip-Hop classes and Kickboxing.

5. There are SO many good restaurants around here!

6. I’m a hop, skip and jump away from this fancy event

7. The beach is only an hour away

Speaking of the Jersey Shore… Were headed there early in the morning so I’ve gotta get some sleep! Will you still love me if I come back looking like this?

That’s OK… I wouldn’t either.

Enjoy your weekend!

QUESTIONS: What’s your favorite thing about the city you live in?