Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Guac-Turkey Burgers

4 WWPP Posted by 2 years ago 4 Comments

I might as well apologize now. Avocados may take over my blog. I’ve fallen in love.

I really didn’t think it was possible. I tried to like guacamole years ago but I never saw the appeal. I knew the health benefits of avocado and tried them with The-9-Year-Old when he was a toddler. We were both unimpressed.

Little Bean, however, embraced them from the get-go and still enjoys eating them plain by the chunk-ful. Because of him, I started keeping them in stock and slowly I’ve been incorporating them into meals more and more.

Guac-Turkey Burgers

Now I’m obsessed with finding fun ways to use them, like in this burger idea.

And these burgers came out great! And again, like the Avocado Mango Salsa, much lighter than I anticipated. I mean they are pretty small, but if even if you eat 2, it’s a great meal with a really balanced nutritional profile.

Here’s what I did…

  • 1/2 lb (8oz) ground lean turkey
  • 1/2 avocado, finely chopped
  • 1/2 plum tomato, finely chopped
  • 1/2 sweet onion, diced
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt

Put all the ingredients in a bowl, and heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.

Guac-Turkey Burgers - Step 1

Use your hands and combine gently, incorporating all the avocado chunks.

Guac-Turkey Burgers - Step 2

Form the mixture into 4 patties and cook them in the preheated grill pan.

Guac-Turkey Burgers - Cooking

Cook for about 4 minutes then carefully flip.

Guac-Turkey Burgers - Flipped

Continue to cook for about 4 more minutes until the burgers are firm to the touch.

Guac-Turkey Burgers - Stacked

I ate mine on a sandwich thin with lettuce, tomato, and a drizzle of sriracha, my OTHER latest obsession.

Guac-Turkey Burgers - Plated

Stay tuned for that cole slaw recipe you see in the background, too. I’m making one more tweak before I share!

Oh! and I have some really BIG news on my weight loss blog. Someone got a book deal!! :)

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
4 1 Guac-Turkey Burger Patty
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
150 12g 2g old: 4 new: 4
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
1g 3g 3g 9g

See other recipes using: avocado, ground turkey, onion, tomato

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    July 8, 2014

    My favorite way to have avocado with eggs. Give me a piece of toast, 1/4 of an avocado sliced, some cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, and an egg over easy, please. I've eaten this as breakfast everyday for the past week. Yum, yum, yum. Reply

    Rita LA

    July 9, 2014

    YOU are amazing ... I feel very feel in trying out things --- much more so, since I start following you and the boys ... love that you keep trying to introduce your children the love of great food. Rita Reply


    July 11, 2014

    Just made a large batch of these tonight and they are AMAZING! I used green onions instead and cooked them in coconut oil. OMG....a new favorite! Reply


    August 3, 2014

    Just made these for mine and my 11 month old's lunch. Can safely say they are a hit with both of us! Thank you. Reply