Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New recipe tonight!

Tonight I tried a new recipe, and it was AWESOME! Turkey burgers with feta cheese and spinach with a tzatziki sauce, served on an Arnold's Sandwich thin. Had some sweet potato fries, too... what a treat!

Here are the recipes:

Turkey Feta Spinach Burgers

Serves 5

Ingredients:
Extra lean ground turkey
4 oz feta cheese
1 1/2 cup chopped spinach
1 egg white
salt to taste
olive oil (optional)

Finely chop fresh spinach, or put in a food processor. Add ground turkey, feta, egg white, and salt to taste. Mix, and separate into 5 patties. These burgers can be grilled on a grill, baked in the oven, or cooked on the stove top with a little olive oil (that's what I did).
  • Calories: 183.4
  • Total Fat: 8.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 64.0 mg
  • Sodium: 356.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 0.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 26.2 g
Tzatziki Sauce (Greek yogurt and cucumber dip)

Ingredients:
2 - 6 oz. containers of Oikos Greek Yogurt (fat free)
1 cucumber (peeled and seeded)
2 cloves crushed garlic
salt to taste

Shred or process cucumber. In coffee filter or paper towel, allow cucumber to sit so excess water can be absorbed and drained away. Then combine cucumber with yogurt and garlic. Allow to sit in refrigerator for at least an hour so flavors can blend.

Number of Servings: 12 (I estimated about an ounce per serving?)
  • Calories: 19.4
  • Total Fat: 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 12.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 1.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 2.8 g
The rest of my day was on plan... drank a lot of water! About 160 ounces... I just seem really thirsty lately... could be because of working out? I went to the gym even though I had a busy evening planned. I decided that I am just as important as my daughter's homecoming game, or getting the house clean. I did 20 minutes on the elliptical and 20 minutes on the stationary bike. You know, that stationary bike is more of a challenge to me than the elliptical! That is why I keep getting on it... I figure that a challenge is good. And I can definitely feel it!

Watching Biggest Loser... getting pissed off at the green team! What a b*tchy pair! Ok... I won't spoil it for those of you who haven't watched yet...:)