Please welcome Tarah from What I Gather to the blog today! She’s sharing her awesome Hawaiian Turkey Burgers with us!
Hey there! My name is Tarah and I blog over at What I Gather. I’ve been a fan of Shanti’s for a long time so I am super-excited to be guest-posting for A Life Made Full today. Shanti makes real food look so easy and I love catching up on the latest with her beautiful family. Food and family are two things that are very important to me. I love to cook, I love learning about health, and I love sharing how simple and delicious real food can be. My goal in everything I do is to show others that finding health through real food and an active lifestyle doesn’t have to be costly or time-consuming. That also just-so-happens to be the big idea behind my new book, Real Food with a Twist: Tried & True Favorites with Flavor & Flair. This book contains 14 real food recipes for main dishes, soups, sides, salads, dressings, sauces and smoothies (each recipe in this book can be made Paleo), each with three “twists”; flavor options to help you mix up the basics for endless meal possibilities! Even better, each recipe can easily be doubled or tripled for larger families and/or leftovers. Many of the recipes include freezing and storage instructions so you can make as much as you need and store it away for a busy day.
See, sometimes people tend to overthink this real food thing, which leads to feeling overwhelmed, which leads to falling back into old habits, which leads to picking up a double cheeseburger at the drive thru instead of making a healthy, home-cooked meal. For the most part, I tend to stick with basic recipes and add that special flair with various herbs, spices, dressings and sauces. By approaching real food this way, once you master the basic recipes you can put your own spin on things and put healthy meals on the table that your whole family will love.
Take these Hawaiian Turkey Burgers, for example. Most of us know how to make a basic hamburger, and, even if you don’t, it’s a pretty simple recipe to follow. Once you’ve mastered a basic hamburger recipe, you can have a little fun with it and make a brand new recipe that’s all your own! For this recipe, I simply took the Basic Grilled Burger recipe from my book, used ground turkey instead of ground beef, added green onions and a little spice and topped the whole thing off with a slice of fresh pineapple. It gives the meal a whole new look and flavor, but it’s so easy. I like to serve these burgers with a side of Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries and Roasted Zucchini and Yellow Squash (also available in Real Food with a Twist).
If you want to try the other delicious possibilities in Real Food with a Twist, you can click here to get your own copy for just $4.99! After your purchase, you will be prompted to download the PDF to your device. I hope you love digging in to these Hawaiian Turkey Burgers and I hope this recipe serves as an inspiration for you to come up with your own favorite burger recipe.
Hawaiian Turkey Burgers
Time: 20 Minutes
1 tsp coconut oil
1 lb ground turkey
2 green onions, diced
1 tbsp coconut aminos
1 tsp hot sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
4 slices fresh pineapple
Heat a grill, stovetop grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Grease with coconut oil (if using grill pan or skillet).
Use your hands to mix ground turkey, green onions, coconut aminos, hot sauce or sriracha, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Form the beef into four patties.
Place the patties on the grill or pan and cook for 4-5 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes or until burgers are done to your liking. Do not press or flatten the burgers as they cook.
Top each patty with a slice of fresh pineapple and enjoy!
Tarah is a real food nutritionist, health and fitness fanatic and nutrition writer in New Albany, IN. She met her husband while training for a 175 mile overnight bike ride, which spurred their love for healthy eating. They’ve been married for five years, have matching bicycle tattoos and a 2 1/2 year old son named Avery. Tarah holds an MS in Health and Nutrition Education from Hawthorn University. She is also the author of The Everything Paleo Pregnancy Book and blogger behind What I Gather.
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