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I was introduced to the paleo diet about three years ago by a friend, and since that moment, I have never looked back. Years of vegetarianism had left me with blood sugar ups and downs, poor circulation, constant fatigue, anemia, and a sensitivity-prone digestive system that had gone totally haywire. I was constantly snacking, bingeing, and dieting. During that time I developed a horrible relationship with food, but an even worse one with myself. Paleo taught me how to nourish my body with real whole food, healthy fat, and protein from meat. My blood sugar stabilized, which put an end to my urge to snack all the time, and with the exclusion of grains, my digestive tract healed. Now, I am healthier, happier and more energized and full of life than ever! I lost those few extra pounds and gained appreciation for myself, the ability to listen to my body, and an incredible sense of freedom!
After a quick move across the country (Maine to Arizona in 3 weeks!), I created my blog as a way to share happenings with loved ones back east, as well as a place to post my recipes, ideas, and tips for healthy living on a budget. I feel so strongly that eating healthy, whole food doesn’t have to be expensive! With a little creativity, organization, and money-saving tips, anyone can be on the road to a healthier, happier life!
All that said, I’d like to share my recipe for these delicious Thanksgiving turkey burgers. They have all those Thanksgiving flavors we love combined into a burger! They’re quick-to-make, easy-to-eat, and the best part is, you can throw them on the grill!
Thanksgiving Turkey Burgers (Paleo / Gluten-free / Dairy-free)
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20-25 minutes
1 lb ground turkey
2 medium carrots, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
1 shallot, diced
1/2 up dried cranberries
1 1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
1 1/2 tsp dried sage
Sea salt and pepper
1. In a skillet, sauté carrot, celery, and shallot in olive oil until the carrots have softened and the shallots are translucent.
2. Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl, combine cranberries, herbs, and salt and pepper. Once cooked, add the veggies to the bowl and mix.
3. When the veggies have cooled slightly, add ground turkey and the egg, mix well (hands are best for this one!) form into burgers and grill, pan fry, bake, or broil – however you do your burgers!
We enjoyed ours atop some local butter lettuce with olive oil and Dijon mustard – but the possibilities are endless!