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3 Healthy, Delicious Ways to Make a Chicken or Turkey Burger

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We love a good grass-fed beef patty or an amazing veggie burger. This is yet another way to enjoy a satisfying, healthy meal you can eat with your hands.

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These chicken and turkey burger recipes, below, take poultry patties to a new level. They incorporate vegetables like zucchini, onions, and mushrooms and fresh herbs like basil and scallions, adding fiber, vitamins,  and antioxidant power to your plate.

Of course, remember to start with organic chicken or turkey. Then, to really make the most of the recipes, top your burgers with veggies and creative, healthy condiments. And for the bun: choose healthier bread or a lettuce wrap.

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Now, who’s getting an invite to your next barbecue?

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3 Healthy Chicken and Turkey Burger Recipes

  • Mostly Plants Burgers

    These burgers from the Mostly Plants cookbook are made with fresh, whole foods and are deliciously simple. They’re made with ground chicken and then stuffed with grated zucchini and fresh herbs like scallions, parsley, and basil.  Incorporating zucchini not only means more nutrients, it adds moisture and flavor.

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  • Chicken Mushroom Burgers

    In this recipe, nutrient-dense mushrooms are added the the ground chicken mix. You can also swap in or add other veggies, like organic tri-color peppers, quinoa, kale, or collard greens. Bonus: No grill? No problem. The recipe details how to make delicious burgers in your oven.

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  • Turkey Burgers

    These burgers also benefit from the addition of shredded zucchini, but they’re made with ground turkey instead of chicken, which makes for a slightly meatier tasting patty. And the recipe is so simple you’ll have burgers on every plate in 15 minutes flat.

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