Healthy Basil Pesto Turkey Burger Recipe

pesto burgers healthy recipeA fun, fast and healthy recipe, these pesto burgers can be made in minutes.

Recipe Pesto Turkey Burgers

1 Lb. ground turkey
1 cup black beans (or any canned bean)-washed and drained
2 egg whites
1/3 cup basil pesto in a jar

1. Combine all ingredients gently and form patties.
2. Grill or cook in skillet until done.

Make Or Buy Basil Pesto

You can make your own pesto if you prefer by combining basil, pine nuts, garlic,  olive oil, black pepper and Parmesan cheese in the food processor. Good quality pesto can be purchased in most grocery stores.

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Make sure that you purchase a nice quality store pesto. Check your ingredient list and be sure that the only items in it are: pine nuts, basil, garlic, oil, pepper and cheese.

Healthy food can be fun, fast and taste good too!

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    Healthy Holiday Leftover Recipe, Fast Meal!

    Use Any Holiday Leftover In This Recipe

    This is a great meal to make in a hurry from scratch as well as for using leftovers.

    As it reads below, you can take this healthy dish to your table in “17 Minutes or Less” using all fresh ingredients. If you want to use leftovers, just substitute any item you want.

    The ingredients below are all raw. If you use cooked leftovers they should be added in as the pasta finishes cooking instead of at the beginning. Be creative! Turkey, beef, squashes, cooked green beans all go perfectly with this One Pot Wonder!

    Fast & Healthy Meal = One Pot Wonder

    When finished this recipe is creamy like macaroni and cheese and very colorful. A colorful plate is the first sign that you are giving your family a wide variety of nutrients.

    6 cups chicken stock or water
    1 (10 oz. box) bow tie whole wheat pasta
    1 small head broccoli – sliced
    1 small onion – sliced
    8 oz. boneless chicken breast- thin sliced
    2 medium carrots – sliced
    4 oz. cream cheese
    1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes in oil-diced
    black pepper to taste

    1. Bring the stock or water to a boil.
    2. While it is heating chop your broccoli, onion, chicken, carrots.
    3. Add all ingredients to pot, down to cream cheese.
    4. Cover and return to a boil.
    5. After returning to a boil uncover and cook 7-8 minutes till pasta is done.
    6. Stir in tomatoes, pepper and cream cheese. Whisk hard to blend.

    6 week dietIf you use water instead of stock, taste it when it is done and add some salt to the finished pot.

    This recipe really is fast if you take advantage of the time it takes to bring the water to a boil to chop your other ingredients.

    Our 6 Week Healthy Living Program is not really a diet… it is a living program that will last you the rest of your life! Imagine never having to go on another diet again!!

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      On The Run Meal – Shrimp Tortillas

      Tex-Mex Shrimp Tortilla Wraps Meal

      eat on the runThis is a fun 17-Minute or less meal that will be a real treat. When you are pressed for time, instead of stopping for carryout, run into a grocery store and pick up a pound of peeled and de-veined shrimp and the ingredients below (or any other veggies that you want).

      Tex Mex Shrimp Tortilla Wraps

      You can get this tex mex shrimp meal from your car to the dinner table in less than 17 minutes.

      1 Tbs. olive oil
      1 red pepper-sliced
      1 yellow pepper-sliced
      1 red onion-sliced
      2 limes- juiced
      1 lb. peeled & de-veined shrimp
      8 corn tortillas
      1 tsp. Southwest or chipotle spice blend

      Optional: sour cream, salsa, avocado, fresh cilantro

      1. Place 1 Tbs. oil in skillet.
      2. Add sliced onion & peppers and saute for 4-5 minutes. Add shrimp, lime juice, spices/herbs (cilantro) and toss.
      3. Heat till hot and serve with tortillas wraps, sour cream, and chopped avocado.

      Fast Healthy Meal

      healthy foods dietNow isn’t that a fast and healthy meal that your family can sink their teeth into?! It does not take much longer to eat healthy, it just takes some thought and planning. Your family deserves the best health, so think ahead when planning your meals. Fast can be good for you!

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