If you’re Paleo you know wheat buns are a no-no. But who says a bun-less burger has to be boring?
As a new convert to the Paleo lifestyle, chances are you’re missing bread big time. I can sympathize…I had to wean myself from wheat too, and it was no cakewalk.
I found the best solution to getting past the carb-craving phase, is to make your meals super delicious and filled with lots of great veggies and wonderful flavors. If you do that and stick with it, you will break the carb addiction. After months of being on the Paleo diet, I don’t have the slightest desire to grab a bun. Well maybe Hugh Jackman’s, but that’s another story.
After being Paleo for awhile now, I think my palate has changed. Now I actually crave vegetables. The more the better! Case in point: When we made these turkey burgers, I had pre-made the avocado sauce and dipped a zucchini in it while I waited for my hubby to finish grilling the burgers. I loved it! I was so happy I almost wanted to just pig out on the zucchini and dip for dinner. But I knew these turkey burgers would be worth the wait. (By the way, I happen to love ground turkey – but if you prefer pasture-raised ground beef, you can easily adapt this recipe for a meatier meal.)
We pile them high with whatever veggies we have in the fridge. We love peppers and mushrooms here, so those are always our veggies of choice for these juicy burgers. I’ve also included a special turkey burger seasoning mix and a spicy avocado topping, but if you don’t feel like fooling with those, just grab your favorite seasoning mix from the cupboard and slice some fresh avocados.
You’ve got to try these out. Skip the bun, and your body will thank you when it realizes bread doesn’t do anything except add bulk to your tummy, taking up space that’s better filled with healthier stuff. Enjoy!