Hey, hey, all of you lovely ladies!
I have a recipe for you today, and a few other tips to get you on your “nutrition” game.
First, let’s talk about what is important when it comes to nutrition. People tend to view nutrition as a cut-and-dry, black-and-white, good-or-bad subject. Either a food is good or bad. You ate “good” today, or you ate “bad” today – am I right?
The problem with that is by putting stigmas on food, we create a psychological repercussion every time we “mess up.” This is where the cycle just keeps going — and don’t we label that as insanity? Doing the same thing again and again, expecting different results? So why do we keep doing it?
There are so many answers for that, but the truth is, growing up in a society that is obsessed with health and skinny, we are dogged to eat “clean.” If we don’t, we beat ourselves up, thinking that we have doomed our “diet” for the week. There is SO much to this subject, so I will save the full scoop of it for another time, but let me remind you that all food is fuel. Especially when you are working out: it will get used! The short of it? Stop living in fear of food. It was put on this earth to further our lives and the enjoyment of it. When you take the bad or good connotations off of food, you liberate the fact that all of it is still fuel, and is utilized by your body! I am not promoting a junk lifestyle, but rather a balanced one that leaves room for things that mentally satiate you (soul food, hallow!), without doing damage to your psyche.
Alright, onto the food stuff!
This is an extremely simple recipe that I use as a food staple. You will find it in my fridge or freezer at any given time because it’s quick, easy, and extremely versatile! It can be used as is, chopped up into a pasta or soup, mixed with rice and a sauce, the list just keeps going! I have talked about the importance of hitting your protein goals before – and this will help you do just that.
My Easy-Peasy Turkey Burgers (that taste like Italian sausage!)
- 1 lb ground turkey (I use 93/7)
- 1-2 tablespoons of Mrs. Dash Italian Seasoning (depending on your taste)
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon of powdered garlic
- Oil of choice (I used a seasoned garlic oil.)
Put an oil of your choice in a frying pan, and turn the stovetop on medium heat. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, making sure that all seasonings are spread throughout thoroughly and equally! Roll into a ball shape, and then mash lightly to form a patty. Once oil is heated, place burgers in the pan (as many as you can!), cook for 2-3 minutes, then flip and cook until done.
I hope you lovelies enjoy this recipe! Try not to pre-judge it because it’s turkey (we all need love lol).
With sunshine, love, and a hug,