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The healthy burger recipe to lose weight faster!

At New Body Plan we believe eating for greater health and fitness should never involve cutting out your favourite foods. With that in mind, here’s the latest feel-good recipe from our healthy eating meal plan – a delicious and nutritious Cajun turkey healthy burger!

When we spoke to New Body Plan success story Seb about his transformation experience, one comment really stood out.

He said that the New Body Plan food system “didn’t feel like a diet”. He said that because we’ve created a way of how to eat for fat loss that celebrates food and flavour.

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There are lots of diets out there that are about restriction and denial, like dangerous detox diets, and I can’t stand them. That’s why I wanted to share a new recipe that I’ve just cooked up.

I made it last night and it was delicious. It’s a Cajun-spiced turkey burger with homemade slaw and it is delicious. It takes about 10 minutes to prepare and about the same amount of time to cook, so it’s perfect for a week-night treat.

The ultimate healthy burger

Nutritional information
• Calories: 288
• Protein: 42g
• Carbs: 8g
• Fat: 10g

Home-made slaw
Nutritional information
• Calories: 112
• Protein: 2g
• Carbs: 18g
• Fat: 4g

For the fat loss burger
• 150g lean turkey mince
• 10g chorizo
• 1/2 an egg
• 5g grated parmesan cheese
• 1/4 small red onion
• 5g breadcrumbs
• 0.5 tsp cajun seasoning
• 0.5 tsp paprika
• 0.5 tsp garlic powder
• Salt and pepper

For the slaw
• 1 cup carrot, grated
• 1 cup red cabbage, grated
• 1 tsp mustard
• 1 tbsp low fat mayo
• 1 wedge of lemon juice
• 1 tsp white wine vinegar
• Salt and pepper

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How to make the ultimate feel-good burger

To make the burger
• Finely dice the onion and sauté it in a pan with a knob of butter for a few minutes. 
• Meanwhile, add the turkey mince, finely diced chorizo, egg, breadcrumbs, parmesan, cajun seasoning, paprika and garlic powder to a bowl and mix. Add the sautéed onion and mix it all together. 
• Create a ball of the mix in your hand and then squash it down on a baking try until it forms a burger patty. 
• Put the baking tray in the fridge for about 20 minutes to allow the burger’s to set. 
• Grill for 6 minutes per side or until it is cooked through. Unlike a beef burger, it’s essential the the burger is cooked through.

To make the slaw
• Grate the carrot and red cabbage and add them to a bowl. 
• Add the mayo, lemon, mustard and white wine vinegar, mix together and season with salt and pepper. 
• If you don’t have the white wine vinegar, that’s not a big deal. 

To serve
Because the total calorie count for the meal is only about 400 calories, you could serve the burger with a small portion of regular fries or, if you were on a fat loss kick, with a portion of sweet potato fries.

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