Friday, October 14, 2011

Fit Food Friday! California Burger with Avocados!

My dear friends! It is finally Friday! I always look forward to Fridays (even on Mondays haha).

I have a super yummy recipe and HEALTHY recipe for you to today! I made it this week and it was delicious and easy to make. I have to give it to Jillian Michaels...I am so surprised by the recipes in her Book "Making the Cut".  After I learned what "Smart Start" was...making her recipes were as easy as pie! Read here to learn how I learned about Smart Start"!

California Burger

1/2 cup chopped shallots
1 teaspoon low sodium worchestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
2.5 pounds of the leanest turkey ground turkey meat
cooking spray
10 tablespoons Dijon mustard
10 wheat hamburger buns
lettuce leaves
10 slices red onion
2 peeled avacados, sliced into 10 pieces
3 cups alfalfa sprouts

I know! It looks like alot but its so easy!
You can cook the patties on the grill or in a large fry pan like I did.
1. Heat your pan or grill to medium-high.
2. to prepare patties, combine the first 6 ingredients (shallots thru turkey meat) and mix well. Divide mixture into equal portions, then shape each into a 1/2 inch thick pattie. Spray your pan with cooking spray and cook patties about 5 minutes on each side or until they are done in the middle.
3. Spread 1 tablespoon of mustard on the bottom bun, then layer each burger with an onion slice an avocado slice and 1/3 cup of sprouts (i couldnt fina any at my store so i did use them).

These would be great paired with Sweet Potato Fries!

I want to let everyone know...BE SURE to tune in on Monday! My friend at Me & My Boys have a great treat for you! And you won't want to miss it! In the meantime, you should check out her Blog HERE. Its super fun and crafty! 

I hope everyone has wonderful weekend!


  1. That looks delish! I think I MIGHT try it this weekend or next week!

    Have a great day!

    xoxo I grabbed your button :)

  2. hi love :)
    that burger looks amazing
    =) i also posted a recipe today
    the grilled cheese sandwich looked
    amazing haha i have to try it

    i hope you enjoy your weekend,
    you get to relax, and enjoy the hubby


  3. I love burgers with avocado! I'll try this out for sure! :)

  4. Yumm, that sounds delish! I still need to try the recipes from that book. Do you like the workouts?

  5. Burgers and avocado are the best together! and worchestershire is my secret ingredient in all of my burgers. I'm totally following your blog. Want to do a button swap? :)

    If Work Permits

  6. Yummmy.. Gotta make this soon!!


  7. Wow, these look terrific..Nom Nom Nom..I'm officially following ya from tempt my tummy tuesdays..Loving your blog..I'm Marilyn via . Really hope you can stop in and say hello sometime..TY..


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