Healthy Tip: Turkey Burgers with Spinach and Feta Cheese

September 10, 2011 by  
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I just found this health related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!

*Re-Upload* Original Upload Date: July 01, 2010 Long Overdue, but just in time for the July 4th Holiday! No need to skip the burgers this summer for fear of weight gain, just substitute the red meat for a leaner version, Turkey! Now, I don’t eat meat often, but when I do, I ALWAYS opt for chicken or turkey…in fact, I can’t remember the last time I bought or ate Beef…who needs it!? Go lean, feel great, and be happy! I bet once you try these burgers, you’ll wonder why you ever ate beef in the first place… Turkey Burgers with Spinach and Feta Cheese: 3 lbs. All-Natural Turkey Meat 1tbl. lemon seasoning 1tbl. garlic powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1.2 tbl. pepper 1/2 Frozen Spinach (when defrosted) 3 oz. Feta Cheese Colby Jack Cheese Whole Wheat Burger Buns Makes 12 1/4 lb. Burgers …or if you’re my husband…6 1/2 lb. burgers, lol! ENJOY! Visit My Second Channel For More Recipes!: Catch Me on Twitter! : FTC Disclaimer: I don’t receive free products nor am I paid for making these videos, and I’ve purchased everything featured in this video myself.

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Recipe for Life–Spinach Salad with a Twist!

June 19, 2008 by  
Filed under ALZHEIMER'S

It’s Thursday, that means it’s time for a Recipe for LIFE. one that is simple to prepare, inexpensive and healthy.

In honor of summer, I’m giving you a salad recipe. I made it over the weekend and it was a big hit at the Father’s Day Picnic I attended. It meets the criteria of being healthy. The ingredients are fairly inexpensive and its pretty easy. Not quite as easy as tossing everything in a crockpot, but it’s still pretty simple.


  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup craisins
  • 1 pound spinach, rinsed well and cut/torn into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup sweetener of your choice (more or less to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup imitation bacon bits
  • 1 small can mandarin oranges (drained, save juice)


In a small bowl, mix maple syrup and cashews well (be sure all cashews are coated). Place cashews on cookie sheet, cover with foil for easy clean up) and bake in 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes, till cashews are glazed and syrup is just about dry. Its okay, if cashews are a sticky. Remove from oven and cool completely

To toast sesame seeds, put into skillet over medium heat and stir frequently to keep from burning. When sesame seeds turn golden brown, they are ready. Remove from heat and set aside

Drain Mandarin oranges, save juice and set aside

In a medium bowl, whisk together the sesame seeds, sweetener, onion, paprika, Lemon juice, olive oil and a couple tablespoons of mandarin orange juice. I like to make the dressing the night before or early in the day to give flavors a chance to meld together.

In a large bowl, combine the spinach with the glazed cashews and craisins.

Just prior to serving pour dressing over spinach, cashews and craisin mixture. Garnish with imitation bacon bits and ENJOY!

Here’s why Spinach is good for you.

Like other dark greens, spinach is an excellent source of beta-carotene, a powerful disease-fighting antioxidant that’s been shown, among other things, to reduce the risk of developing cataracts. It fights heart disease and cancer as well. (source-

A Recipe For Life

April 24, 2008 by  
Filed under ALZHEIMER'S

Good health and nutrition gets trickier as people age. Throw in a measure of Alzheimer’s disease and you may have a larger challenge to face.

The recipes in this section, A Recipe for Life, are designed to nourish both those living with Alzheimer’s disease as well as their caregivers.  As food prices continue to rise on a weekly, if not daily, basis and as the need for more care demands more of your available time; my goal today, is to provide you with recipes that are healthy, quick and inexpensive.

Today’s Recipe for Life

Spinach, Basil and Tomato Pasta–Why it’s good for you

This simple, delicious and inexpensive meal is very nutritious.   The whole grain pasta has almost double the fiber and protein and nearly triple the folate of its white counterpart.  According to American Family Physician, “Garlic has long been used medicinally, most recently for its cardiovascular, anti-neoplastic, and antimicrobial properties.” Tomatoes are known be high in antioxidants and vitamins C and A.  Just ask Popeye about Spinach, it has lots of iron, folate and antioxidants. Olive Oil may well be the “miracle food” of this list.   Long touted for its nutritional properties, it’s a monounsaturated fat (good fat), its great for the heart and the colon.

Spinach, Basil and Tomato Pasta Recipe


1 pound whole wheat pasta (fettuccini, linguini and penne work nicely) 

2-3 cloves garlic (chopped fine)

1 medium red onion, cut in half and sliced

1 large fresh tomato, sliced

2 pounds fresh spinach, washed and roughly chapped

4-5 sprigs fresh basil, washed and roughly chopped

1-2 sprigs fresh basil, washed and finely chopped

Approx. 3-4 Tbs. Extra virgin olive oil

Sea Salt to taste


  1. Cook pasta according to directions on package.
  2. Lightly sauté garlic and onion in olive oil about 3-5 minutes, add spinach and 4-5 roughly chopped basil sprigs, till just warmed and wilted, toss in cooked pasta. 
  3. Serve topped with tomato slices and 1-2 sprigs fresh chopped basil

Now, here’s a Recipe for the rest of your life

A Recipe for Life

Start with a life

One that has a hungry heart

Add some hope

It’s a great place to start

Stir in faith

As tiny as a mustard seed

All you must do now, is just believe.

Stir in some love

It flavors all you do

A little patience

Is a good thing to add too 

But back to love

It makes the world go ‘round

Add a hearty appetite

And now you’ve found….

A Recipe for Life!

Diabetic Vegan Recipe

April 10, 2008 by  
Filed under DIABETES

Veganism is popular and healthy

I need to start this off by saying that I am not a Vegan. My family eats more vegetables than meat based dishes, though we do consume meat. When I share vegan and vegetarian recipes, I am not condemning meat eaters at all!

Veganism has gained a lot of popularity among the health and eco-conscious. With the issues that elevated protein can cause in diabetic, I thought it may be a good idea to share recipes all diabetics can incorporate into their diet. So, if you are a vegan/vegetarian diabetic, this recipes is dedicated to you!

And if you aren’t vegan or maybe not diabetic, impress your friends with a dish that is tasty, but meatless! For you carnivores, you can replace the tofu with ricotta cheese.

Spinach OR Broccoli Casserole

*1 cup of cooked brown or wild rice
*2 cups silken tofu (or mashed semi-firm, OR ricotta cheese)
*1 package raw spinach or raw broccoli
*2 green peppers, chopped
*2 cups grated soy cheese, you favorite flavor
* 1 teaspoon salt (sea salt is wonderful)
*1 clove garlic, run through press.

Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Place in a baking dish that has been prepared with olive oil (lightly). Slivers of almonds can be placed on top before placing in the over. Bake at 350 F for 30-35 minutes, longer if needed, up to 45 minutes. 5 minutes before removing, top with a meltable soy based cheese substitute.

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