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Confetti Turkey Burgers


Awwww Nuts!

I finally got around to omitting nuts from my diet… again. Hopefully not permanently, but I’m checking to see if they are the culprit behind the lingering inflammatory symptoms I have. So for those of you who are paleo with nut sensitivities, play close attention in the next few weeks and my recipes will be totes friendly for you. Also… I might try and eat a tomato again. I feel like a farm fresh, organic tomato might be okay for me. I know peppers are still a no-go because of my contact reaction… but after tomatoes didn’t show up on any of my allergy tests…. AND a few folks in my HS Support group said they can do fresh, organic ones… I’m curious. Still going to wait until after I am done testing my nut theory and after I’m done with my 21 Fat Burn For Woman thing.

The New Thing I’m Trying

Oh, that caught your attention did it? Well, if you missed the Instagram Stories about it, I read this book: No Fail Fat Burning For Women by Skye St. John.   The short of it: It’s 21 days of keto for women, with intermittent fasting with bulletproof coffee, very little nuts, no dairy and very specific workouts. After a 10 day carb depletion (no more than 30 grams of carbs per day) you can begin to carb cycle on workout days. The carb cycling consist of eating safe starches in the evening on the day you did an intense yet SHORT workout. She is really specific about the types of exercise to do. For me, that has been the biggest change. I was working out an hour or more 5-6 days a week. So cutting it down to 20-30 minutes, 2-3 days a week… big, big change. However, on my “days off” I have been going on long walks, which she recommends… it’s called active rest. Anyway… I won’t give anymore away because that’s not fair to Skye who worked so hard on her book. She also has a website: http://www.nofailfatburningforwomen.com/

These Burgers

This turkey burger recipes came about when I was meal prepping for my clients but wanted to make extra so that I could have some too. Selfish, I know 😉 So I made sure to add plenty of colorful veggies to the 4 pounds of ground turkey I was mixing… but nuts were out, I usually add some almond meal to my turkey burgers… but I went with A LITTLE coconut flour instead. Then I just straight up forgot about the eggs… so AIP! The great thing about coconut is that a little goes a long way. I let the mix sit for a few minutes and in that time the coconut had “locked” the mix. Absorbed excess liquid in it and made it a nice hearty consistency. I cooked these up stove top to get a nice brown on them and their structural integrity was solid!

Confetti Turkey Burgers
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Ingredients

  • 4lbs 92%lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup minced carrots
  • ½ cup finely sliced green onion
  • 1 cup minced purple cabbage
  • ½ cup minced baby bella mushrooms
  • 4 tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ cup coconut oil (more to cook with)
  • 2 rounded tbsp coconut flour

Instructions

  • Heat a large cast iron skillet on medium heat. It will take about 10 minutes to come to temperature. In the meantime, mince and dice and slice all of your veggies. Add them to a bowl with the ground turkey. Add in the oil, ginger and salt.
  • Add in the coconut flour, mix in well then let the mix sit for 5 minutes.
  • Then shape 4 ounces patties and set them on a plate.
  • Lightly oil the skillet. Add 2-3 patties to the skillet at a time. Cook for 5 minutes per side until browned and cooked through. Repeat with all of the patties. Will make around 16 patties.
  • Store in a tupperware or freeze some to have as emergency protein. I like to reheat these stove top as well to get a nice crisp on them. Yum!
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16 Thoughts to “Confetti Turkey Burgers”

  1. PatGLex
    Oh no -- looks like I'll have another turkey burger from you to try! I made your Strawberry Oregano ones last week and they were great! I've always liked turkey burgers at restaurants but could never come up with a combo at home to satisfy me. I like the idea here of adding the carrots and cabbage, two of my favorite veggies! Thanks.
    1. Hey Pat! So glad you liked the Strawberry burgers... I also have Thai Turkey Burgers, Mango Zoodle Turkey Burgers and Curry Thyme turkey burgers... all of those on on the blog. I might be a little obsessed! haha
  2. These burgers are beautiful! I love that cabbage and the mushrooms in there! Also, that squirrel picture, too cute and I can totally relate to the nuts and tomatoes. I seem to do best without both, but I have some here and there, but not often.
  3. Such a cool idea, Cristina! As they say, we eat with our eyes first and these little babies are certainly gorgeous. Will have to give these a go soon.
  4. Oh so pretty! My girls would flip over that purple! Purple cabbage is their favorite! Such a fun dinner change up idea! Thanks!
  5. What a great idea with this recipe. Love the fun colors and I think kids will love them!
  6. Yummy and pretty! My favorite kind of food!
  7. I always love finding new ground turkey recipes and this one looks to be a must try! So pretty and full of yummy healthy things. Good luck with your nut experiment and reintroducing the tomato!!
  8. So much flavor going on in these burgers, plus I love how colorful they are!
  9. Love turkey burgers and also love how colorful these burger patties are. YUM !!
  10. Turkey burgers can be boring, but not these! They look so good and packed with flavor!
  11. Such a great idea & cute name! Love all the colors in the burger :)
  12. These are rightfully named Confetti burgers with all those wonderful veggies in there. THe purple cabbage and mushrooms are my favorite but they all tasty.
  13. I love how pretty these are! I have omitted nuts from my diet a few times too, it might be harder than cutting out grains! Hope it won't be for long!
  14. Love the idea of getting more veg into the burger. Confetti burger what a fantastic idea!!!
  15. Love all the pops of color here! These sound so tasty! Hope your tomato trials go well. Wish I could share some of my CSA bounty with you!

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