Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Buffalo Turkey Burgers with Blue Cheese Broccoli Slaw

Back from a short hiatus and thought it would be appropriate to share a grill recipe! Tis the season! This is a fun way to make a turkey burger not so boring....it's got a little kick but not too spicy so if you want to turn up the heat use your favorite brand of hot sauce! Another fantastic recipe from Gina at Skinnytaste.com!

Source: Skinnytaste


  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli slaw
  • 1/4 cup skinny blue cheese dressing
  • 1.25 lbs 93% lean ground turkey
  • 2/3 cup grated carrots (grate in food processor) 
  • 1/4 cup seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs 
  • 1 clove garlic, grated 
  • 1 tbsp red onion, grated
  • 1/4 cup Franks Hot Sauce
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • oil spray
  • 5 slices reduced fat cheddar
  • 5 whole wheat burger buns 

In a medium bowl combine broccoli slaw and skinny blue cheese dressing. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, carrots, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Makes 5 equal patties, 5.5 oz each

Heat a large skillet on high heat. When hot, lightly spray the oil. Add burgers to the pan and reduce the heat to medium-low.

Cook on one side until browned 4-5 minutes, then flip. Cook another 4 minutes or until burgers are cooked all the way through (keep heat medium-low to prevent burning); top with cheese and place on a toasted burger buns topped with broccoli slaw.

Nutrition info per serving:
Calories: 358 • Fat: 15 g • Protein: 38.3 g • Carb: 22.7 g • Fiber: 5.6 g • Sugar: 5.9

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Blackened Halibut w/ Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Yum. Yum. Yum. I'm pretty sure blackened is one of if not the best way to cook fish.  Picked up some Alaskan Halibut from Keegan's on my way home from work, threw some blackened seasoning on it, and had Brian throw it on the grill.  Doesn't get much easier than that! Serve with a salad and some haricot vert for a low carb meal!

Source: Amy Hart


  • 4-6 oz Halibut filet per person
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Your favorite blackened seasoning ( I used Zatterain's)


  • 1/3 cup roasted red peppers (jarred works well for the consistency)
  • 1 tsp garlic paste (you can use 1 garlic clove instead....just mash it up)
  • 1-2 TBSP of reduced fat mayo
  • 1 TBSP reduced fat sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • Salt and Pepper to taste 

  • Chop the roasted red bell peppers finely. 
  • In a bowl combine the garlic, peppers, and liquid from the peppers. Stir together and mash the mixture with a fork or back of a spoon.

  • Add mayo and sour cream and keep mashing and stirring.
  • Add seasonings and stir vigorously until there are no lumps from the mayo and sour cream. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  • Turn on the grill, rub the fish with the olive oil and coat with the blackened seasoning.
  • Grill 5 mins per side. Careful when flipping the fish.
  • Warm up the sauce from the refrigerator, squeeze lemon juice over the fish, and serve with a dollop of the sauce on top.

Nutrition info per serving ( 1 filet + 1 TBSP of sauce): 425 calories, 23 g fat, 25 g protein, 5 g carbs