Turkey Burger, Parsnip Fries and Jeltzer
Beef burgers rule "fast food universe" but you won't be missing them after tasting my Greek Turkey burgers with Parsnip Fries and Cranberry Jeltzer!
Mediterranean Turkey Burger:
Add Jennie-O lean ground turkey, whole-wheat breadcrumbs, feta cheese, 1 egg white, fresh mint, oregano, garlic and pepper to a medium sized mixing bowl. Mix until just combined. Do not over mix the ground turkey or it will be too tough when cooked.
Divide the mixture equally in to 6 thin patties. Set off to the side until ready to cook.
For the topping, whisk non-fat Greek yogurt with chopped fresh dill into a small bowl. Mix until well combined.
To cook the burgers, spray a nonstick skillet with olive oil, and cook the burgers for about 5 minutes on each side until they are cooked through. Cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F, as measured by a meat thermometer.
To assemble the burgers, the burger, a teaspoon of the yogurt topping, 2 slices of tomato, and shredded romaine into the pita pocket.
Nutritional information for the Mediterranean Turkey Burger (per serving) is: Calories: 260, Fat Calories: 70, Total Fat Grams: 8, Sat Fat Grams: 2, Cholesterol mg: 55, Sodium mg: 210, Total Carbohydrates g: 22, Fiber g: 3, Sugars g: 2, Protein g: 23.
Roasted Parsnip Fries:
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. To get the best possible fry out of your parsnip or other roasted vegetables, it is really important to have the oven hot so that you can get a nice roast on the vegetables and caramelize the natural sugar in the vegetables.
In a bowl, mix the parsnips, garlic, rosemary, and oil until they are evenly coated.
Season the parsnips with salt and pepper, and spread them out in single layer on a baking sheet.
Roast the parsnips for 10 minutes and then flip to the other side. Turn parsnips over and continue to cook for 10–15 more minutes until cooked, brown and crisp.
Nutritional information for the Roasted Parsnip Fries (per serving) is: Calories: 140, Fat Calories: 35, Total Fat Grams: 4, Sat Fat Grams: .5 or <1g, Cholesterol mg: 0, Sodium mg: 210, Total Carbohydrates g: 27, Fiber g: 7, Sugars g: 7, Protein g: 2.
A nice alternative to soda is a Jeltzer. It typically consists of 1 part fruit juice, and 3 parts seltzer water. You can really spruce up a Jeltzer by adding an array of garnishes to it like mint, or fresh fruit. This is the perfect drink for a hot summer day.
Tear up the leaves of some mint and place in a pitcher with ice. Squeeze the juice from one orange into the pitcher.
Pour 1 part cranberry juice, and 3 parts chilled seltzer water over the juice.
Fill each glass with the Jeltzer, garnish with a slice of orange.
Nutritional information for the Cranberry Jeltzer (per serving) is: Calories: 25, Fat Calories: 0, Total Fat Grams: 0, Sat Fat Grams: 0, Cholesterol mg: 0, Sodium mg: 0, Total Carbohydrates g: 6, Fiber g: 0, Sugars g: 3, Protein g: 0.