Lately I’ve been very into paleo friendly recipes. I absolutely love veggies but they aren’t the most satiating foods. For someone who loves to lift weights, I worry that I’m not getting enough protein from veggies alone.
My favorite meats lately are turkey, chicken, and salmon. They go great with roasted veggies and salads and give me enough energy to get through the day!
These turkey sliders are so easy- especially the patties. I make smaller patties and store them on parchment paper in the freezer. This gives me an easy source of protein because I always have a couple laying around in my freezer.
Whenever you are wanting to have some turkey patties for dinner you can thaw them out for a few hours while you go to work or run errands. Turkey is pretty lean which makes this a guilt free meal!
Replacing white bread with sweet potato slices provides better quality carbs, helping to avoid that huge dip in energy you get after eating refined carbohydrates. Also I think they taste better than regular bread- lots more flavor!
Adding avocado gives this slider a creamy texture, while the mustard and arugula add sweet and peppery flavors. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!
For the turkey patties…
-1 package of ground turkey
-4 cloves garlic (minced)
-1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp salt & pepper
For the sliders…
-2 round/fat sweet potatoes (depends on how many your are cooking for)
-honey mustard (or which ever condiment you prefer)
Begin by combining ground turkey, eggs, garlic, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper in a bowl and mix with hands until the meat is an even consistency. Use your hands to form 2 inch balls and flatten them out on parchment paper for storing. Next cut your sweet potato into 1/4-1/3 inch slices. Brush olive oil on both sides of the sweet potato to prevent sticking and burning. Turn on a skillet to medium-high heat and put a little olive oil or pam in the pan to prevent sticking. Place two sweet potato buns and one slider in the pan. Cook sweet potato buns and slider for 3-4 minutes then flip. Cook the other sides for approximately 3 minutes or until tender (buns) or cooked through (meat). If you need to cut a small portion of the meat to ensure that they are fully cooked that is totally okay- I do it a lot! Once the buns and meat are done remove them from the pan and place on a cutting board. Start with one bun and arugula, sliced red onion, sliced avocado, the turkey patty, and then honey mustard, then top with the other sweet potato bun. Enjoy!