What’s For Dinner? Lettuce Wrapped Turkey Burgers

Healthy-Turkey-Burgers

We are a family that is trying to get healthy!  Several years ago, I lost almost 40 pounds and while I kept it off for a while, I did have another baby and life happened.  Now I am back to working on getting the weight back off.  When I lost weight before, one major change I made was reducing the amount of complex carbs (breads, sugars, etc) that I eat.

Here is one of my favorite recipes that was a staple for the first time around and will be again!

Lettuce Wrapped Turkey Burgers

I mix the following ingredients to create my turkey burgers:

  • Ground Turkey – 16 ounce package
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Tapatio sauce (yep..I like my burgers spicy)

Mix ingredients together and cook over medium heat.  Wrap in a leaf of Romaine Lettuce and serve with your favorite toppings.

*My burgers are topped with a thin slice of cheddar, tomatoes, peppercinis, mustard and occasionally ketchup.

 

 

Blackberry Banana Protein Smoothie Recipe

BB Protein Smoothie

Here is one of my favorite breakfast recipes that has been awesome for my fitness and weight loss goals.  If you are a smoothie fan, check this one out.

BB Protein Smoothie Recipe

I love this smoothie because it is so filling and keeps my hunger satisfied all morning!

*Side Note – I often shop for yogurt in the clearance section at my local store and I put them in the freezer, this makes delicious and budget friendly smoothies in my opinion, but you can also use refrigerated yogurt with ice added in.