Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Trainer Todd's Recipe of the Week

Cranberry and Herb Turkey Burgers
6 tablespoons whole wheat couscous
1/2 cup boiling water
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 small white onion, chopped
1 celery stalk, minced
1 tablespoon diced, fresh thyme
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped, fresh sage
1/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped
1 pound 95% lean ground turkey

Place couscous in bowl add boiling water and let set until water is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Preheat grill to medium high.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and stir for about 1 minute. Add celery and cook until soften, about 3 minutes. Add thyme and sage. Cook about 20 more seconds until fragrant. Transfer the mixture to the bowl with the couscous, add the cranberries, and stir until thoroughly mixed. Let sit until cooled, about 5 minutes. Add turkey and mix. For mix into 6 patties.
Cook over stove top, coat a large skillet with nonstick spray. Set pan over medium high stove for about 2 minutes. Add patties, and reduce heat to medium and cook for about 4 minutes. Turn patties and cook on the other side for 2 minutes. Cover and cook until lightly brown, but juicy. Thermometer should read 165 degrees.
220 kCalories
16g Protein
2g Dietary Fiber
11g Fat
15g Protein
3g Sugar
Serve with whole buns, or whole wheat flat bread for fewer calories. Don't forget that side of fruit to complement the meal. This is a good source of protein, and a GREAT power source with the couscous!!

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