Monday, January 21, 2013

Whole 30 Challenge: Turkey Veggie Burgers & Butternut Squash Fries

Hi again! I have been a little M.I.A since the new year. I apologize, but I am back again and I wanted to share with you my newest thing. I stumbled across the Whole30 Challenge, and after reading about it and it's benefits, I decided I wanted to take part in this challenge too. So, Today was my first day, it's been good so far but I can see there will be some difficult days ahead as far as cravings go.

For my first day I started out with Eggs, bacon & an apple for breakfast. for lunch I was a getting hungry and needed something quick so, I had a rolled egg omelet & a delicious salad packed with lots of yummy things and I just sprinkled it with some salt, pepper & lemon. For dinner I made more of an effort, I had turkey veggie patties, butternut squash baked fries & some salad vegetables on the side.

If you would like the recipe for my Turkey veggie Burgers just follow the steps below.

1 lb Ground Turkey

1 small onion or half a regular sized onion chopped

3 regular sized mushrooms chopped smaller pieces

1 celery stalk chopped small

1 garlic clove crushed

1/2 a small zucchini shredded

1 egg

1 tsp of cumin

2 tsp paprika

1 tbsp of fresh parsley and cilantro ( 1 tsp of each dried if you don't have fresh)

1/4 tsp of ground ginger or less

salt & pepper to taste

Preheat the oven at 375 Degrees F, Mix all the ingredients together and form into a shape of a Pattie, I used a some baking paper on my cookie sheet but you can just spray a little oil on it and just cook it that way. also if you don't want to bake you could just lightly grease a pan and fry them. :)

My daughter loved these by the way. She also enjoyed her butternut squash baked fries, which is basically a squash peeled, cut up into fries, seasoned with a bit of salt and extra virgin olive oil and some pepper. You can season them with anything you like though, so feel free to experiment here.

I Hope you Enjoy! If you too are doing the Whole30 Challenge, Good luck and I hope you get through it with ease. :)


  1. Turkey burgers are a favorite in our house :) We tend to use Panko bread crumbs to give the turkey a little texture and crunchiness (just add it to the ground turkey)....Everyone I know LOVES it! Try it and thanks for the post :)

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  2. How long do you bake the burgers and fries for?