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Honey Mustard Turkey Burgers

Bikram, Baseball, & Burgers

Hey guys! Happy Friday! I’m so happy to announce that I not only survived Bikram yoga, but I loved it beyond words. I took my first class on Wednesday. My biggest worry was that it would be too hot and I’d feel like I couldn’t breathe. That was definitely not the case at all. In fact, I actually enjoyed the heat. I must admit though, I had no idea that it was humanly possible to sweat the enormous amounts of sweat that I did. I took a second class on Thursday and that one was equally as amazing.  I am sore today, but it’s a “good sore”. I decided that today was a good day to let my body rest.

Even though today is opening day of baseball season, it sure doesn’t feel like baseball weather. It’s so cold where I am, but that didn’t stop me from trying to celebrate this true sign that spring is here.

In honor of baseball season, I decided to have burgers for dinner tonight. This is a spin Bobby Flay’s turkey burger recipe. I wanted to find a way to incorporate veggies into this meal, so I went online and did some research. I found a lot of recipes that recommended shredding zucchini and putting it into the burgers. So, I gave it a try!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for 2 burgers:


  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice
  • 1/4 cup sweet hot mustard or Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 8 oz. ground turkey breast
  • 3 oz. grated zucchini
  • 2 oz. goat cheese
  • pepper and salt to taste

First, you prepare the sauce. In a bowl, whisk the lemon zest, lemon juice, orange juice, mustard, honey & pepper. Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes.


Next, shred zucchini.


Place turkey, zucchini, salt, & pepper into a bowl and mix thoroughly.


Form into burgers and grill until they reach 170 degrees.


When burgers are finished cooking, place on a hamburger bun (I used potato rolls), top with     1 oz. of goat cheese and 1/2 of the sauce. Enjoy!


Nutrition Information: Each burger (with potato roll) has 384 calories! Most restaurant chains’ burgers contain about 800 or more calories!!! Save yourself some calories (and money) by making healthy burgers at home.

I try to practice healthy eating daily, but once a week I will cut myself some slack and enjoy what I want for that day. However, I do this within reason, meaning that I do not go too overboard. I usually save 1 day on the weekend when I know we have plans to go out or if there is a special occasion. I call this my “free day”. To honor my free day this weekend, stay posted for a delicious recipe (that I got from my mom). You won’t be sorry!

Do you give yourself a “free day” during the week?

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  1. I am so glad you loved Bikram. It’s my favorite form of exercise and after the half marathon I am DEFINITELY getting back on the bikram train! 🙂

  2. I can’t make it my designated free-day and cheat on a daily basis:( It begins when I don’t plan my meals and decide, “Oh, I’ll just stop and grab something at McDonald’s.” Then, I get a 560 calorie bacon egg and cheese bagel and a 140 calorie hash brown for breakfast… 2pm rolls around and you will find me scrounging for change to hit the vending machine for 3 musketeers, m&ms, or some other delectible treat. Good grief! One Free Day! ONE!
    I love your tips and awesome recipes. Keep up the good work!

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