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Vegetables are packed with nutritious value. Sometimes when it comes to eating them, it’s easier said than done. One way to get plenty of vegetables in is with a recipe Lori Bumbaco, Oncology Dietitian at NorthShore’s Kellogg Cancer Center, has in store for us!
Blending vegetables or beans into traditional meat-based recipes offers a nutrition upgrade in numerous ways – such as added fiber, vitamins and minerals. In this specific recipe, you get the added benefits of cancer-fighting beta glucans in each savory bite. These veggie-packed sliders offer simultaneous benefits by reducing calories, saturated fats and sodium with a mouthful of flavor.
Recipe makes 12 servings (serving size 1oz patties)Ingredients:
*Other toppings of your choice: grilled pineapple, pickles, ketchup, Swiss cheese and grilled onion.
Directions:1. Place the mushrooms in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse until finely chopped.2. In a large bowl combine mushrooms, turkey, seasoning, onion, garlic, breadcrumbs and egg; mix all ingredients until incorporated. 3. Form into 12 patties – about 1/3 lb – and cook on the stove-top until internal temperature reaches 160°F.4. Place patty on warmed bun and top with sliced avocado, spinach, tomato and red onion.
Nutritional Information (per serving):Calories: 185Total Fat: 8 gCholesterol: 45 mgSodium: 190 mgTotal Carbohydrate: 18.5 gDietary Fiber: 2 gSugars: 3 gProtein: 11 g
Recipe adapted from Mushroom Council.