Every time I go to the grocery store I buy pretty much the same exact things: asparagus, acorn squash, spinach, zucchini, squash, avocado, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, and sometimes bell peppers. My proteins are always chicken breasts, ground turkey, salmon, egg whites, eggs, and bison (for Rick). Every. Single. Week. Same. Exact. Thing.
So in order to change things up a bit, I like to try new recipes with my main staples, and modify them to fit my personal preferences and nutritional goals. This modified recipe comes from Elana Amersterdam’s new Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry cookbook. I adapted it from the Greek Turkey Burgers recipe. I removed the olive oil the original recipe calls for and used some of my own spices.
Ingredients (what I used):
Extra Lean 99/1% ground turkey
2 large eggs
1 medium zucchini (1 cup grated)
1 tsp. ground black pepper
SprAnkles of garlic & herb seasoning
1 Tbsp. Greek Oregano spice (purchased in bulk section at Central Market)
**the greek oregano spice really makes this delicious. Find it and buy it!**
Throw everything together in a bowl, mix with hands or however you prefer. Form into patties and throw them on the grill or stovetop. If cooking them on the stove be sure to spray the pan with organic cooking spray.
The nutrition info per 4 oz. patty is pretty legit. I served mine with 2 oz. homemade baked sweet potato fries, 1 cup of sautéed spinach and mushrooms, and 1 oz. of avocado. Clean, lean, protein-packed dinner ready to serve and eat in less than 25 minutes.
For the original recipe and many more, I highly recommend buying Elana’s cookbook. All of her recipes are simple and include minimal ingredients.