Tags: Black pepper, Breyer, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Olive oil, Ore-Ida, Sea salt, Turkey, Vanilla Ice
Today’s Menu: Turkey Burger w/ Baked Crinkle Fries
Outside most of the day, Sunny and 70 degrees! I wanted something easy to fix but also tasty and filling. I went with a Jennie – O Savory Turkey Burger. Fried on medium in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and seasoned with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper. I topped it with some Sauteed Baby Bella Mushrooms that were also sauteed in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I seasoned them with Ground Smoked Cumin, Sea Salt, Minced Garlic, and Parsley. I also topped it with a slice of Hardwood Smoked Gouda and served on a Healthy Life Whole Grain Bun.
Tags: Black pepper, Burger, Food Network, Ore-Ida, Sandra Lee, Sea salt, Turkey, Turkey Bacon
Today’s Recipe: Bleu Cheese and Bacon Turkey Burgers w/ Bleu Cheese Butter and Baked Crinkle Fries
I got the idea for these burgers from Sandra Lee of the Food Network. I made some changes from her original recipe to cut the calories and carbs. I switched the Burger from Beef to Turkey along with switching to Turkey Bacon. The flavor of the Burger is fantastic! I’ll be making more of these this way. I topped it with a Bleu Cheese Butter, another Sandra Lee recipe. I wasn’t too sure about the Butter but I gave it a try and it was delicious. Perfect topping for Burgers and Bleu Cheese lovers!. I served it on a Healthy Life Whole Grain Bun. For a side I had Ore Ida Crinkle Fries. I left the recipes for the Burger and Bleu Cheese Butter at the end of the post. For dessert/snack later a 100 Calorie Bag of Jolly Time Mini Bag of Pop Corn. Thanks again to Sandra Lee and the Food Network!
Bleu Cheese and Bacon Turkey Burgers
1 1/2 pounds Jennie – O Lean Ground Turkey (93/7)
1/2 cup Bleu Cheese Crumbles (recommended: Murray’s Mayfield)
1/4 cup real Turkey Bacon pieces (recommended: Oscar Mayer Low Sodium)
1 tablespoon Montreal steak seasoning (recommended: McCormick Grill Mates)
Sea Salt and freshly Ground Black Pepper, McCormick Grinders
4 Healthy Life Whole Grain Buns, toasted
Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, sliced Avocado, optional
For the burgers:
In a mixing bowl, stir to combine ground beef, 1/3 cup bleu cheese crumbles, bacon pieces, and steak seasoning. Wet your hands to prevent sticking and shape into 4 patties slightly larger than the buns. Cover with plastic and set aside in refrigerator.
Your choice to grill, broil or fry the burgers.
For Bleu Cheese Butter:
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons bleu cheese crumbles (recommended: Treasure Cave)
For bleu cheese butter:
In a small bowl with a fork, smash together butter and 2 tablespoons bleu cheese crumbles; set aside.
Tags: Black pepper, Gouda, Oscar Mayer, Sea salt, Shroom, Turkey, Turkey Bacon, Whole grain
I really didn’t want a lot for dinner tonight so I had a Turkey Bacon, Double ‘Shroom, Smoked Gouda, Mayo Turkey Burger on a Wholr Grain Bun. I used a Jennie – O Turkey Burger that I seasoned with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper. This morning I had baked some Turkey Bacon for breakfast and saved 1 slice of it for my Burger, I used Oscar Mayer Low Sodium Turkey Bacon. I topped the Burger with the Turkey Bacon, Sauteed Mushrooms, a slice of Smoked Gouda Cheese, and Kraft Reduced Fat Mayo w/ Olive Oil. The double “Shrooms is Mushrooms on top and bottom of the Burger, I like Mushrooms on anything! I served it all on a Healthy Life Whole Grain Bun. No sides just the Burger. For dessert later a Yoplait 100 Delight Chocolate Eclaire Parfait.
Tags: Black pepper, Breyer, cook, Olive oil, Ore-Ida, Parsley, Sea salt, Turkey
Today’s Menu: Turkey Burger w/ Sauteed Mushrooms and Hardwood Smoked Gouda Cheese
I had a Jennie – O Turkey Burger that I topped with Sauteed Mushrooms and a slice of Hardwood Smoked Gouda Cheese. Seasoned the Burger with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Grinder Black Peppercorn. Gouda is bit higher in calories than my 2% Cheese I normaly have but it’s worth it from time to time. Gouda is a great Cheese for any type of burger or sandwich. Rich and creamy and melts just right on the burgers. I seasoned the Mushrooms with Smoked Cumin, Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, and Ground Thyme. I had the burger on a Healthy Life Whole Grain Bun. Served it with Ore Ida Steak Fries that I baked. For dessert later a Yoplait Delight Chocolate Eclair Parfait.
Tags: Breyers, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Olive oil, Ore-Ida, Sea salt, Teriyaki, Turkey, Whole grain
Today’s Menu: Teriyaki and Pineapple Turkey Burger w/ Baked Steak Fries
Turkey Burger and Fries for dinner. I used Jennie O Savory Turkey Burger Patties. Seasoned it with Sea Salt and Pepper and fried in Extra Virgin Olive Oil (1/2 Tbs) and after flipping the Burger I added a tablespoon of Kikkoman Less Sodium Teriyaki Sauce to it along with a Pineapple Ring on top. Served on an Healthy Life Whole Grain Bun. The combination of the Teriyaki Sauce and the sweetness of the Pineapple Ring makes one great tasting Turkey Burger! As a side I had Ore Ida Baked Steak fries. For dessert/snack later a Mini Bag of Jolly Time Pop Corn.
Tags: Breyers, cook, Olive oil, Ore Ida, Sea salt, Turkey, Vanilla Ice, Whole grain
Turkey Burger and Steak Fries! I used Jennie – O Savory Turkey Burgers and topped it with a slice of Hardwood Smoked Gouda Cheese and a sliced Pineapple Ring, served on an Healthy Life Whole Grain Bun. As a side I had Ore Ida Baked Steak Fries. For dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream.
Tags: Barbecue, Cooking, Home, Olive oil, Ore-Ida, Sea salt, Turkey, Whole grain
Today’s Menu: Turkey Burger w/ Steak Fries
I had a Jenni – O Savory Seasoned Turkey Burger. These come premade and frozen. Pan fried 7 – 9 minutes or until 165 degrees in the center of the Burger. Topped it with a slice of Monterrey/Jack Cheese and served on a Healthy Life Whole Grain Bun. As a side I had Ore – Ida Steak Fries which were baked at 450 degrees for 16 minutes. Can’t get much easier! Dessert/snack later a bag of Jolly Time 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Popcorn.
I’ll be showing 1 of the 15 foods to avoid along with an healthier alternative recipe. Another of many great articles and recipes from one of my favorite web sites, Diabetic Living On Line.
Think Before You Eat: 15 Foods to Avoid with Diabetes
By Lori Brookhart-Schervish
These top food offenders contain high amounts of fat, sodium, carbohydrate, and calories that may increase your risk of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, uncontrolled blood glucose, and weight gain. The good news is you can indulge in your favorite foods and still eat healthfully with our satisfying and delicious alternatives.
#8 Processed Lunch Meat
Think making a sandwich for lunch is a safe bet? Unfortunately, processed lunch meat is full of sodium. Read the food nutrition labels printed on the packages you buy in the store, or ask your deli attendant to tell you the nutrition information for fresh-sliced meat.
Cut the sodium by slicing meat you’ve roasted at home or by asking specifically for meats lower in sodium.
Enjoy sandwiches for lunch or dinner by following our healthy sandwich recipes, which were made specifically for people with diabetes:
Thai Turkey Burgers
Thai seasoning is a blend of seasonings that is reminiscent of the classic flavors of Thai cooking. The ingredients vary widely by brand but often include garlic, coriander, onion, cilantro, and pepper. Look for it at food specialty stores or larger supermarkets.
SERVINGS: 6 servings
CARB GRAMS PER SERVING: 23
1/4 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, or 1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1 teaspoon Thai seasoning or curry powder
1 pound uncooked ground turkey breast
6 whole grain cocktail-size hamburger buns, split and toasted
3/4 cup fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons purchased peanut dipping sauce
1 medium mango, pitted, peeled, and sliced
1. In a medium bowl, combine egg product or egg, bread crumbs, and Thai seasoning or curry powder. Add ground turkey breast; mix well. Shape into six 3/4-inch-thick patties.
2. Place patties on the greased rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium goals. Grill for 14 to 18 minutes or until done (165 degree F),* turning once.
3. To serve burgers, top bottom half of each bun with some of the basil. Add patties. Spoon peanut dipping sauce over patties; add mango slices and bun tops. Makes 6 servings.
*Note: The internal color of a burger is not a reliable way to indicate if it is done. A turkey patty cooked to 165 degree F is safe, regardless of color. To measure if the patty is done, insert an instant-read thermometer through the side of the patty to a depth of 2 to 3 inches.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
* Servings: 6 servings
* Total Fat (g)4
* Saturated Fat (g)1
* Cholesterol (mg)30
* Sodium (mg)438
* Carbohydrate (g)23
* Fiber (g)2
* Protein (g)22
* Vitamin A (DV%)0
* Vitamin C (DV%)0
* Calcium (DV%)0
* Iron (DV%)0
* Starch (d.e.)1
* Fruit (d.e.).5
* Very Lean Meat (d.e.)3
Today’s Menu: Bleu Cheese Turkey Burger w/ Cinnamon Apples
Had a Ground Turkey Burger seasoned with Sea Salt and Black Pepper. Topped with Mayfield Crumbled Bleu Cheese and served on a Healthy Life Whole Grain Bun. As a side I had Country Crock Cinnamon Apples. Dessert later Walmart Bakery Sugar Free Angel Food Cake.
Tried Jennie – O Turkey Burgers for dinner tonight. They fried up real easy. Good taste and juicy! Plus only 180 calories and 0 carbs per patty. I also purchased Jennie – O Turkey Sausage Links I’ll let you know how those are later. Along with the Turkey Burger I topped it with Crumbled Bleu Cheese, Sauteed Mushrooms and served it on an Aunt Millie’s Thinwich Whole Grain Bun. As a side I had some Glazed Carrots leftover from the other night and warmed those up. Dessert later Walmart Bakery Sugar Free Angel Food Cake w/ Del Monte Sugarless Peach Slices.