Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • 1 cup thinly sliced tomatoes
  • 1 cup thinly-sliced, peeled cucumbers
  • 1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
  • ¾ pound ground turkey, 7% fat or 93% lean
  • 3 seconds olive oil cooking spray
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns
  • 2 tablespoons blue cheese salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoons barbeque (BBQ) sauce
  • 4 apples, cored and cut into quarters
  • 4 cups low fat 1% milk
Wash and prepare vegetables. Shape ground turkey into four patties. Spray non stick cooking pan with olive oil. Place burgers in pan and cook over medium high heat, 3-4 minutes on each side, until white throughout. Place on buns. Blend dressing and BBQ sauce together. Top each burger with 1 tablespoon of the blend. Layer burgers with equal portions of tomato, cucumber and lettuce. Serve burger with four apple wedges and 1 cup of milk.
 
Serves:
4
 
1 ½ Cups of Fruits and Vegetables per Serving
 
Fruit and /or Veggie color(s):
 
Nutrition Information per Serving:
Calories: 486
Total Fat: 16.0g
Saturated Fat: 4.3g
% of Calories from Fat: 28%
% of Calories from Saturated Fat: 8%
Protein: 31g
Carbohydrates: 60g
Cholesterol: 68mg
Dietary Fiber: 7g
Sodium: 531mg
 
Each serving provides: An excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, potassium, and a good source of magnesium and fiber.

Recipe was developed for the Produce for Better Health Foundation by Chef Mark Goodwin, CEC, CNC. This recipe meets PBH and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.
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