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7 Better Turkey Burger Recipes


Ground turkey is a staple in my kitchen. I buy in bulk and keep it in my freezer. My favorite use for this versatile item is turkey burgers. It’s fun to experiment with items in my fridge, cupboard, or farm box, aiming for half of the ingredients to be vegetables and whole grains. This creates a complete nutritional meal for my kids that also affords them choice of toppings and condiments. My personal favorite is to enjoy the patty on top of leafy greens with honey mustard dressing. Instead of consuming that full-fat 500 calorie beef burger, opt for one of these juicy turkey burger recipes. Here are a few of the best turkey burger recipes from SparkRecipes members.
Posted 6/11/2013  6:00:00 PM By: Samantha Donohue : 46 comments   249,918 views
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Celebrate Your Freedom with Healthy Red, White and Blue Recipes


Fourth of July is a day to celebrate freedom with loved ones. We gather to watch fireworks in remembrance of past battles and to look forward to a beautiful future together. It is also a day when many American's default to unhealthy food choices. Why not express our freedom this year by saying "bye, bye, to that American pie," and replace it with healthy SparkRecipes that taste great without the added fat, calories, and sodium.
 
Chef Meg's Beef and Blue Sandwich

Maple Country Style Pork Ribs (Low Sugar)


Fall off the bone beef ribs
 
Posted 7/4/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Samantha Donohue : 7 comments   7,963 views
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Celebrate Your Freedom from Greasy Burgers: Save 50% on Our 'Grilling Guide'


Looking for new recipes for your Fourth of July or Canada Day cookout?
SparkPeople has you covered. Check out our "Ultimate Grilling Guide"--which is on sale to help you celebrate your independence from greasy burgers and mayo-laden salads. For just $1.99 (50% off through July 4) you can make grill season the healthiest season with "SparkPeople's Ultimate Grilling Guide" by World Master Chef Meg Galvin and Becky Hand, R.D., M.Ed.

With 75 hearty, healthy recipes from Chef Meg, plus SparkPeople's members, this book is a must-have for the grill master in your house.

More than just a collection of recipes, you'll get:
  • Tips on grilling burgers, veggies--and everything in between
  • 13 ways to top your burger for 100 calories or less (including bacon!)
  • Step-by-step instructions for perfect steak, burgers, chicken, and more
  • Dozens of sauce combinations, plus 10 ways to spice up leftover grilled chicken
  • Advice on which meats are healthy, tasty choices for the grill
  • Tips for staying on track at BBQs, potlucks, and picnics
  • Answers to all your toughest BBQ questions
Intimidated by the grill? Frustrated with burned hockey-puck burgers and undercooked, bland chicken? With "SparkPeople's Ultimate Grilling Guide," you'll learn how to make your grill work for you--from appetizers to desserts.

Click here to download the book from BarnesandNoble.com.
Click here to download the book from Amazon.com.

Get a sneak peek inside the "Ultimate Grilling Guide" with our new slideshow, 13 Ways to Top Your Burger for 100 Calories or Less!


Posted 6/29/2012  6:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 4 comments   6,635 views
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Recipes for the Great Outdoors


Each summer my family unplugs from our 21st century lifestyle by visiting the great outdoors, including a few camping trips. One of the highlights is eating a meal that we prepared and cooked over a campfire. Many campgrounds have fire pits with built-in grills, but we've also used small gas-powered units or cooked directly on the coals. The key is to have fun working, eating, and making memories together. We've gathered recipes that are healthy and simple to prepare below. 
Posted 6/20/2012  6:00:00 PM By: Samantha Donohue : 5 comments   13,242 views
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9 Better-for-You Turkey Burgers


Ladies and gentleman start your grills!  Grilling is an excellent way to cook lean meats and add a lot of flavor without a lot of fat. 
 
Burgers are the go-to meat for most of us, but to keep your meal healthy, reach for extra lean ground turkey. Turkey burgers are lean enough to grace the grill every night of the week, but their leanness also makes them a little bland on their own. Let's take a closer look at turkey, and talk about ways to keep this bird burger juicy, healthy, and delicious! 

Posted 6/18/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Meg Galvin : 14 comments   15,923 views
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Get 75 Healthy, Hearty Recipes for the Grill


Summer is fast approaching, and with that comes grill season!

Who wants to heat up the house when you can barbecue in the backyard instead?
While picnics, potlucks, and parties are known for burgers, dogs, and other not-so-healthy fare, we believe that any meal can be a good-for-you one--even festive occasions.

That's why SparkPeople's healthy cooking expert and head dietitian paired up to write our latest e-book:  "SparkPeople's Ultimate Grilling Guide: 75 Hearty, Healthy Recipes You Can Really Sink Your Teeth Into," available now on Barnes and Noble and Amazon for $3.99.

Make grill season the healthiest season with "SparkPeople's Ultimate Grilling Guide" by World Master Chef Meg Galvin and Becky Hand, R.D., M.Ed.

With 75 hearty, healthy recipes from Chef Meg, plus SparkPeople's members, this book is a must-have for the grill master in your house.

More than just a collection of recipes, you'll get:
  • Tips on grilling burgers, veggies--and everything in between
  • 13 ways to top your burger for 100 calories or less (including bacon!)
  • Step-by-step instructions for perfect steak, burgers, chicken, and more
  • Dozens of sauce combinations, plus 10 ways to spice up leftover grilled chicken
  • Advice on which meats are healthy, tasty choices for the grill
  • Tips for staying on track at BBQs, potlucks, and picnics
  • Answers to all your toughest BBQ questions
Intimidated by the grill? Frustrated with burned hockey-puck burgers and undercooked, bland chicken? With "SparkPeople's Ultimate Grilling Guide," you'll learn how to make your grill work for you--from appetizers to desserts.
Click here to download the book from BarnesandNoble.com.
Click here to download the book from Amazon.com.
Posted 5/25/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 19,989 views
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13 Healthier Burger Recipes


It’s National Burger Month and you’re probably wondering why SparkPeople is celebrating a food with such an unhealthy reputation. The reason is that SparkPeople sees beyond the calories, fat, and sodium to a tremendously fun and flexible vehicle for healthy eating. Each component—the patty, bun, spreads and toppings—provide opportunities for customizing to your tastes and nutritional needs. We’ve gathered our best tips and recipes to help you build a better burger, your own Spark burger. 
Posted 5/24/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Samantha Donohue : 7 comments   19,923 views
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