Italian Turkey Zucchini Burgers
Healthy eating is something quite important to me. As someone who lost 50+ pounds and has kept it off for over seven years, I learned how to transform my thinking about food to eat healthy and still enjoy all foods, in moderation. Healthy eating can still pack tons of flavor. These turkey burgers use lean ground turkey breast filling it up with spices to make them flavorful. Grated zucchini is added to make them moist and more filling. To keep them low calorie, serve on a whole wheat sandwich thin, topping with tomato slices and lettuce leaves.
Italian Turkey Burgers
abbi @ onceamonthmeals.com adapted from Jamie Eason
- 16 ounces extra lean ground turkey breast
- 2 medium zucchini, grated
- 0.25 tsp salt
- 0.5 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 0.5 tsp black pepper
- 0.5 tsp crushed fennel
In a large bowl, mix zucchini with all seasonings. Add in turkey and mix well. Form into patties. Turn on broiler and broil 10″ from the heat for 7 minutes per side.
Wrap individually and place in gallon zipper freezer bags. To cook. Thaw. Reheat in microwave or under broiler. Patties can also be frozen before broiling if desired. To do so, freeze after forming into patties. Then, thaw and proceed with broiling instructions from above.
Nutritional Information: Serving Size = 1 burger. Calories – 144, Total Fat – 1 g, Total Carbohyrdrates – 3.5 g, Protein – 27.6 g. Dietary Fiber – 0.5g WW Plus Points: 3
**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann