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Home made turkey burgers

February 19, 2018

 

Turkey breast mince is a lean and healthy alternative to other meat. Its high in protein and rich in the amino acid Tryptophan, which helps produces serotonin and helps regulate your mood and sleep!

 

My favourite way to get this into your body is making a big batch of turkey burgers and freezing some and take one or two out a week to eat in the day or for dinner!!

 

On average, I suggest eating meat meals about 3-4 times a week. 

 

Perfect for those…

Looking for meat ideas

Meat lovers

Batch cooking ideas

Family cooking

Home made burgers

 

Makes - 10 burgers

Time: prep - 15 minutes 

Cooking - 10 minutes

 

Ingredients:

  • X2 500g turkey breast mince

  • 1 large red onion

  • 4 garlic cloves

  • Parmesan cheese

  • Handful of fresh parsley

  • Handful of fresh coriander

  • Sprinkle of himalayan salt & black pepper

  • 1tsp each of cayenne pepper, cumin, turmeric

  • 1 lime

 

Method:


1. Blend up all ingredients (except lime) in a nutribullet or blender

2. In a large bowl mix the turkey mince with the blended up spice mix and combine well 

3. Using hands, shape into 10 burgers

4. Lightly fry the turkey burgers in a teaspoon of coconut oil. Cooking time for burgers are roughly 5 minutes each side on a medium heat (make sure they are cooked all the way through)

5. Squeeze lime over burgers once cooked

6. Freeze the ones you do not need to eat with parchment paper in between each one then place in a BPA free container.

7. These can be frozen raw and eaten within one month.

 

Serve with:

  • For lunch - on a bed of Salad of rocket or watercress, chopped radish, organic tomatoes, with a dressing of lemon juice, olive oil, himalayan salt & pepper. Plus ¼ plate with a carb such as quinoa, amaranth, brown rice

  • For Dinner - ¼ plate with mashed sweet potato, cooked fried spinach in coconut oil, garlic, himalayan salt & pepper, with a small side of chicory, fennel marinated in lemon juice and olive oil.

  • Lunch or dinner - Serve with with spring greens/swiss chard/ long stem broccoli. Plus ¼ plate with a carb such as quinoa, amaranth, brown rice

 

Sauces:

  • Home-Homemade pesto - handful of basil, 2tbsp of olive oil, half a lemon squeezed, handful of pine nuts, pinch of himalayan salt and pepper, blended up in a nutribullet

  • Home-Homemade spice - 2tbsp of rapeseed oil, 1 garlic clove crushed, 2tbs of mustard

 

Turkey meatballs - use recipe above and instead roll into mini balls and cook in passata sauce and the same spices to make a meatball dish, serve with spinach and low Gi carbs such as quinoa, brown rice or barley. 

 

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