Thursday, April 10, 2008

An evening interlude

I just thought I would post up a quick interlude for the evening, I am in the mood to write and I took a picture of my dinner, which was fantastic. we made Turkey burgers out of some ground turkey that I seasoned and diced some onion into and tossed on the grill. everyone in the house liked them and they smelled great too, with them I made some home made french fries which also turned out great, I basically just cut up and seasoned some russet potatoes. I had 2 burgers (4oz each) with onion, pickles, spicy mustard and ketchup on them with 5oz of the french fries. it was way too much food but I was low on calories for today, for some reason all I had was some fruit and a soup at lunch so the meal could have been only one burger and been enough to fill me up. the best part you ask? the entire meal was only 585 calories including the condiments! if you were to have only one burger cut the calories by 220 + condiments, so it would be 365 calories for everything minus one burger. This will be added to my meals. its not as good as a nice fat juicy Cheese burger but its very close and for a nice low amount of calories.

For fun I added up the calories that this would have if it were 85% lean ground beef and regular rolls with your average steak fries and the total was 940 calories. all calorie counts were taken off of The daily plate. that a nice little savings in calories if I do say so myself.

Grilled turkey burgers with home made fries, click the pic for a larger view.

I may post up exactly how it was prepared and cooked in a later post for reference but it was pretty simple and in my opinion it was very tasty and you cannot argue with the low calorie count, the only complaint that I have is the ground turkey grosses me out a bit, but thats because I have this thing about raw fowl, it gives me the willys. Thats all folks.

As Ever


  1. Yay I'm so glad you liked the turkey burgers! I love them, plus turkey is a 'superfood' so it's extra healthy. Now I just have to convince you to try sweet potato fries (they're a 'superfood' too!) LOL! I'm kind of a superfood nut, if you couldn't tell.

    Keep on keeping on-I'll check all your posts when I get back home on Sunday night! Have a good weekend.

    So glad to see you went for a walk too!

  2. Dinner looks yummy. And for what you get- wow!!!
    We are buying a new grill this weekend, will have to give this meal a try. Thanks!

  3. That sounds really good! I'll have to try that, I love turkey, but have never had ground turkey. Have you ever tried the extra lean ground beef? It's 96/4, only 4% fat. A 4 oz serving is only 130 calories and 4 grams of fat. When I want a cheeseburger (which I had today) that or 93/7 lean ground beef is what I use. Just a suggestion for the next time you're craving a cheeseburger.

  4. I like lots of turkey products, and used them to help me lose weight, but I never could quite get used to turkey burgers. But I'm glad you liked them! Best of luck, I'll be around!