Looking to get in the best shape of your life?! I am sure you will hear that you should include lean proteins, good fats, complex carbohydrates and tons of veggies into your healthy diet. But not everyone knows what this means or what foods are considered “okay” to eat. So, I’ve included a list of my favorites below and also a great on-the-go healthy burger that makes a complete meal, since it includes lean protein, complex carbs, healthy fats and of course tons of veggies.
Use this list as a quick go-to guide and my loaded turkey burgers as a great Gina-Approved go-to meal!
My favorite lean proteins include:
My favorite complex carbohydrates include:
My favorite healthy fats include:
raw nuts (almonds, cashews, brazil nuts, pecans, walnuts, etc.)
raw nut butters (almond, peanut, cashew, walnut, sunflower, etc.)
Gina’s Loaded Turkey Burgers
(Great for on the go)
1 lb 99% lean ground turkey
4 stocks celery
1/2 large yellow onion
1/2 cup green onions
1 large carrot
3 cloves whole garlic
1/2 cup fresh basil OR cilantro
2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste (salt optional)
1 whole egg
1 cup dry oatmeal
Chop celery, onions and carrot into small pieces. Place all veggies in food processor with fresh basil and garlic and process until finely chopped. Combine turkey, veggie mixture, egg, olive oil, salt and pepper in large bowl and mix well. Form into four medium-sized patties and set aside. Place on BBQ grill on medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until cooked to your liking.
Serve over a whole grain bun or for a carb-free burger, serve over top a large cabbage or lettuce leaf!
Serving Size: 4
Protein: 25 grams
Carbs: 30 Grams
Fats: 5 grams