Alright so if you're just like me, you've probably had more than your share of treats throughout the holidays. I have, especially after competing and going away, then coming home to Christmas goodies, it's been going down! My jeans don't fit lmao! So it's time to clean up and come back strong for Wellness Wednesday's. I'm going all out to dedicate this day to yummy food ideas that will help me and you get back on track to fit back into those smaller pairs of jeans that we all have hanging around. To pop off the year I decided to make Eggplant Turkey Burgers with Sweet Potato and Turnip chips, and it was AMAZING!
First I started by prepping the sweet potatoes and turnips to get them sliced and seasoned and ready for the oven since they take the longest. My fav new tool is the Veggi Twist Spiral Slicer from Kitchen Stuff. This has been amazing, it slices the sweet potatoes so thinly and evenly making it easier to crisp up in the oven.
Place the sweet potatoes and turnips on a large pan, add a drizzle of olive oil and sea salt, blend it up together by hand and in the oven at 375 degrees F top rack, same temp that you're going to cook the turkey burgers in. The sweet potatoes generally take 45m to crisp up.
Now it's time to make the Turkey Burgers. In a large bowl add one package of minced lean Turkey
2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup thinly diced and sliced sweet potato (use some leftovers from the chips)
1/3 cup thinly sliced onions
one crushed garlic clove
3 thinly sliced basil leaves
salt and pepper I also added bbq flavor gods seasoning.
Now mix this all in and pack it together into 6 patties on a pan into the oven, bottom rack.
It takes about 20-25m to cook flip halfway,(when you flip also move the potatoes around to crisp up evenly). I personally like my turkey burgers a little extra cooked so I finished mine off on the frying pan at the end when I was done cooking my eggplant buns.
While the turkey burgers and chips are cooking slice up the eggplants, brush them with a tad of olive oil and salt and onto a frying pan.
These take 5-10 min on high cook them to your liking.
At the end I added some thinly sliced caramelized onions a tad of bbq sauce because I'm saucy, and fresh basil.
Hope you enjoy, if you have any suggestions or questions email me firstname.lastname@example.org. Next week I'm challenging myself to try to make Protein Doughnuts!!!!!!!!!!!!