This quick and easy burger makes a sandwich that diabetics can enjoy.  This sandwich features Lemon Turkey Burgers for those who prefer poultry to beef or have been told by their doctors to eat less red meat.  One thing you do need to remember about buying ground turkey is to be sure you are buying low-fat meat.  Not all ground poultry is low-fat and healthy so check the label before buying.  It is also important that diabetics do use the whole-wheat buns called for in the recipe and not regular hamburger buns.


1 egg, lightly beaten

1/3 cup finely chopped onion

3 tbsp minced fresh parsley

1 tsp caraway seeds, crushed

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper

1 lb. lean ground turkey

1 tbsp olive oil

6 whole-wheat sandwich buns

6 lettuce leaves

6 tomato slices
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In a large mixing bowl, combine the egg, onion, parsley, lemon juice, lemon peel, garlic, caraway seeds, salt and pepper.  Crumble turkey over the mixture and mix well, using hands if necessary.  Shape into 6 patties.  Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat.  Add burgers, cooking in two batches if necessary, to the skillet.  Cook until no longer pink in the center.  A meat thermometer should read 165 degrees to reach doneness.  Serve patties on rolls with lettuce and tomato slices.

1 sandwich:  268 calories, 24 g carbs, 18 g protein

Note:  Not all ground turkey is lean.  When purchasing, be use you buy lean ground turkey.