Low-Carb Turkey Burger

Turbo-Charged Turkey Boosters

Created by Amanda D’Souza

Reviewed by Registered Dietitian Sarah Tappan


Hey there, fellow moms-to-be! Let me tell you about my superhero during those gestational diabetes days – the Low-Carb Turkey Burger! When I found out I had to watch my carb intake during pregnancy, I felt like my taste buds were going on strike. But then, this mighty turkey burger came to my rescue, and oh boy, it was a game-changer!

You see, I craved burgers like a kid in a candy store, but traditional buns were a no-no. So, in swoops our hero – a juicy, flavorful turkey patty wrapped in a cool, crisp lettuce leaf! I could finally satisfy my burger cravings without sending my blood sugar on a rollercoaster ride. I loved how easy it was to whip up these bad boys, and with every bite, I felt like I was indulging in the ultimate guilty pleasure (minus the guilt!). Plus, the added toppings like creamy avocado and tangy tomatoes made this burger a party in my mouth. So, if you want to conquer gestational diabetes with a smile, join me on this low-carb adventure with the amazing Low-Carb Turkey Burger!

Low-Carb Turkey Burger

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 15 mins Total Time 25 mins
Servings: 4


Calling all mommies-to-be with gestational diabetes! Brace yourselves for a flavor-packed, guilt-free delight with our Turbo-Charged Turkey Boosters! These low-carb turkey burgers are like a nutritional powerhouse, delivering a juicy and satisfying experience without the sugar spikes. Wrapped in fresh lettuce leaves and adorned with creamy avocado and tangy tomato slices, these burgers will have you drooling with delight. Easy to whip up and bursting with protein, our Turbo-Charged Turkey Boosters are here to fuel your pregnancy journey with a taste that's as thrilling as a rollercoaster ride!



  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey, chopped onions, bell peppers, minced garlic, salt, and pepper.

  2. Thoroughly mix all the ingredients until well combined.

  3. Divide the mixture into four equal portions and shape them into burger patties.

  4. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and add a little cooking spray or oil.

  5. Place the turkey patties in the skillet and cook for about 4-5 minutes per side or until they are cooked through and reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).

  6. While the patties are cooking, prepare the toppings by slicing the avocado and tomato.

  7. Once the turkey patties are fully cooked, remove them from the skillet and let them rest for a minute.

  8. To serve, take a lettuce leaf and place one turkey patty on it. Top with avocado slices, tomato slices, and a slice of cheese (if desired). If you prefer to add more  as a bun, feel free to use a flatout wrap or any other low carb wrap

  9. Fold the lettuce leaf and/or low carb wrap around the patty like a burger bun and enjoy!


Leftover Storage: Store any leftover cooked turkey patties in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. To maintain their juiciness, you can place a piece of parchment paper between each patty before storing. When ready to reheat, gently warm the patties in the microwave or on a non-stick skillet over low heat until heated through.

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