turkey burgers

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

First Lady, Michelle Obama, has started a great campaign called, Let's Move!  She states, "This isn’t just a policy issue for me. This is a passion. This is my mission. I am determined to work with folks across this country to change the way a generation of kids thinks about food, nutrition and physical activity"! 

We love this campaign and we love the turkey burger recipe from the White House Executive Chef.  It's healthy & absolutely delicious.  It has a light texture with a subtle lemon & herb flavor.  It's going in the dinner repertoire and is definitely company-worthy. 

turkey burger recipe:
1 pound ground turkey
1/4 cup panko crumbs (*we added an additional Tablespoon*)
1 egg white (*we used a whole egg*)
2 Tablespoons minced scallions
1 garlic clove, minced
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
Zest & juice of 1 lemon
1 Tablespoon of canola oil

(1.)  In a large bowl, blend ground turkey with panko, egg white, scallions, garlic, soy sauce, parsley, lemon zest and juice.  Shape into 4 equal patties (*we made 6 patties out of this recipe*).
(2.)  Heat canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Cook turkey patties for about 5-7 minutes on each side or until cooked through.

These would be delicious topped with cheese, sliced tomato and/or avocado.

To check out more of the Mom-in-Chief's great campaign and to get tips on everything from nutrition, diet, exercise and improving school lunches, visit http://www.letsmove.gov/

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