I have been thinking about starting this blog for a while now. I am having more and more people ask me for recipes of foods I cook, especially since I started my diet. When I saw how delicious these burgers looked and how crispy these fries really were coming out of the oven I instantly thought to take a picture of it and then take the time today to set up the blog!
I hope that you enjoy these recipes.
Cheddar Turkey Burgers
*This was adapted from the WW Monterey Jack Turkey burgers. I didn’t have any monterey jack cheese but found it works well with cheddar cheese as well!
1 lb ground turkey breast
1 med chopped onion
1 tbs soy sauce
1 tbs ketchup
1/4 tsp each of black pepper and garlic powder
1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese 4 strips of turkey bacon
Mix all that up and make into 4 patties. Grill on tabletop grill 6 to 7 minutes on each side until turkey is fully cooked. You can put the bacon strips on the grill when you turn the burgers or cook them in the microwave.
I served these on the Orowheat Sandwich Thins (these are a new favorite in our house! The entire bun is only 100 calories and is super yummy and high fiber which is a Weight Watchers PLUS!!
Since I changed the recipe from monterey jack cheese to cheddar cheese I can’t give the nutritional information. If monterey jack cheese is used for the recipe the WW points is 3 points per patty. With the cheddar cheese as far as I know you are about at the same points. A burger like we had on the sandwich thin with 1 strip of bacon, tomato slice and a tad of light mayo was about 6 points.
Oven “Fries” – WW
1 1/4 lbs baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch strips
1/2 teaspoon sugar
4 teaspoons oil
1 teaspoon paprika
3/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a non-stick baking sheet w/ non-stick cooking spray.
In a lg. bowl, combine potatoes, 1/4 teaspoons of the salt and all of sugar w/ cold water to cover. Soak 15 min, drain and blot dry.
In another lg. bowl, toss potatoes w/ oil and paprika. Place in a single layer on the baking sheet.
Bake, turning potatoes over as they brown, until cooked through and crisp. (Could take anywhere from 25-45 min., depending on how you cut your potatoes and your oven. My fries only took about 25 minute I checked on my potatoes and turned them about every 5 minute or so. You will see them browning and hear them sizzling.) Sprinkle w/ the remaining 1/2 teaspoons of salt.
Per serving (1/4 of potatoes): 159 Cal, 5 g Fat, 1 g Sat Fat, 0 g Trans Fat, 0 mg Chol, 442 mg Sod, 28 g Carb, 3 g Fib, 2 g Prot, 7 mg Calc. WW Points – 3 (taken from the New Complete Weight Watchers Cookbook)
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