Recipe: Turkey burgers

Today I am sharing a really simple recipe for healthy turkey burgers, with crispy kale and sweet potato wedges.
Ingredients (Serves 2)

250g Lean minced turkey

1 egg yolk

60g onion – finely diced

1 garlic clove- finely diced

Salt and pepper

2 large handfuls of curly kale

350g sweet potato

1 cal cooking spray

1- Peel the sweet potato (or leave the skin on if your prefer) and cut into wedges. Coat with a few sprays of 1 cal cooking spray, season and cook in the oven (I did them at gas mark 7) for around 35 – 45 minutes.

2- Shred the kale into even sized pieces, discarding the stalks, and coat with the cooking spray and a pinch of pepper. Place on a tray and cook in the middle of the oven for 20 minutes or until kale is crispy.

3- Mix together the turkey mince, egg yolk, onion, garlic until combined and add seasoning. Shape into two even side patties and place on a George Foreman grill for approximately 8-10 minutes until cooked through (alternatively they can be cooked under the grill or in a pan on the hob).

4- Serve turkey burger in a wholemeal bun topped with the crispy kale and some slices of tomato along with a side of wedges.

5- Enjoy!

Nutritional values for each serving (including bun and tomato)

Calories – 545

Fat – 16.4g

Saturated Fat – 4.5g

Carbohydrates – 65.6g

Sugar – 16g

Protein – 34.5g


  • To lower the carbohydrates, feel free to ditch the bun – it is still just as tasty.
  • The sugar content is all natural from the sweet potato and tomato – no bad sugar.
  • This recipe is 3 of your 5 a day.
  • The sweet potato could also be replaced for courgette chips, polenta chips or any vegetable of your choosing.
  • I prefer my meat with just basic salt and pepper, but you could also add herbs, spices, chillies, the possibilities are endless.
  • I instantly reached for the ketchup only to remember how full of sugar it is, so the only other thing I had on hand was mustard which went surprisingly well with it.

If you decide to try the recipe out, let me know what you think 🙂


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