Turkey Burger Recipe “For Dummies”

Hello from California! I’ve missed chatting with all of you! Things have been pretty crazy, especially with my eTeach NASM CPT class officially starting today. Guys, there will be grades and everything. While I am super excited, I also want to be mindful of not overcommitting. Please let me know below the types of posts you enjoy so I can best target upcoming posts to your interests!

I hope you had a fantastic long weekend! Ours started SO early on Saturday–4:30am!–to make our flight out of Austin. The flight was uneventful, even though Juno was confused why nobody was paying attention to her.


Soon after landing, we hit the road, heading up to the mountains for our Valentine’s Day weekend.  We spent a lot of time relaxing, watching movies, and hanging with the dogs. I even got a great workout in outside and took long walks with all the dogs. I posted some fun pictures on Instagram too 🙂

Cooking on vacation kind of reminds me of cooking during the work week. We never want to spend a lot of time on it and would much rather hang out with our loved ones. That’s why I designed this “turkey burger for dummies” recipe. It’s fool proof, and super easy to modify based on what you’ve got on hand.

No bread crumbs? Shred some zucchini, crush some crackers/croutons!  

Can’t find extra lean turkey? Omit the sausage and add some roasted bell peppers and onion. 


I also love this recipe because you can create meals across the scope of “healthy.” If folks want to add cheese, a bun, or some baked fries, sweet. Super modifiable! Here’s my dinner from Sunday night: turkey burger covered in tomato, onion, and lettuce, grilled zucchini, grilled asparagus, and a small handful of sweet potato tots. Wine not pictured 😀


Think of this recipe as a framework! Play around with flavors and let me know what you come up with.