Saturday, August 10, 2013

Sizzlin Summer Slim Down....




Hi Friends!!! ok....I want to jump right in and confess that I did not loose anything this week. So for the past few weeks I have stayed the same right at 155. I know exactly why that is too......I haven't tried really hard. I have been plagued with migraines and honestly WW or loosing weight has been the last thing on my mind. BUT, I am in no way jumping ship...trust me! I still want to loose at LEAST 10-15 more pounds! I fully intend on committing myself again real soon, I miss the weeks I know have been right on and then standing on that scale to see some lost is a great feeling. But I also wanted to be honest with you all that life happens, it happens to all of us! This week let's all try to have a salad AND/OR veggie with every meal!

I want to share with you a meal I made last week for Matt and I and it was very good!!!
Skinny Taste Naked Turkey Bruschetta Burgers! You can find the recipe HERE or below.....

Naked Turkey Bruschetta Burgers
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 5  • Size: 1 burger  • Old Points: 6 pts • Weight Watcher Points+: 7 pt 
Calories: 288 • Fat: 14 g • Carb: 10 g • Fiber: 2 g • Protein: 27 g • Sugar: 0 g
Sodium: 169 mg (without the salt) • Cholest: 10 mg
Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • 3 medium vine ripe tomatoes
  • 2 small cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 3 oz part skim mozzarella, diced
For the turkey zucchini burgers:
  • 1.25 lbs 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 small zucchini, grated (1 cup, or 5 oz)
  • 1/4 cup seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 tbsp red onion, grated
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • oil spray
Combine the red onion, olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Set aside a few minutes while you chop the tomatoes, then place in the bowl. Add the garlic, basil and additional salt and pepper, to taste and mix well and set aside. Toss in the cheese when ready to serve.

Squeeze the excess moisture from the zucchini in a paper towel. In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, shredded zucchini, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, salt and pepper. Form into 5 equal sized patties about 5 oz each, forming them as flat as possible.

Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat. When hot, lightly spray with oil. Add the burgers to the pan and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook until browned, about 4 minutes, then flip and cook another 4 minutes, careful not to burn.
To serve, arrange 3 slices of tomatoes on each dish, then place 1 cup arugula on top in the center, then top with the burger and finish with the bruschetta (don't forget to add the cheese), serve right away.


** We ate ours with my favorite Summer Side my Grilled Summer Corn HERE! 

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