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Sunday, December 15, 2019

The Importance of Family Dinners + Keto Low Carb Turkey Burgers

The Importance of Family Dinners + Keto Low Carb Turkey Burgers

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I have a big, busy family, but one of our priorities is regular family dinners! Delicious meals just have a way of bringing families and friends together. As you can imagine, going out to eat with 7 people is expensive, so we do a LOT of cooking at home, and often invite friends and family members to eat with us!

I feel like family dinners are quickly becoming a thing of the past due to the busyness of life. I truly believe that letting this tradition slip away can be detrimental for family togetherness. Taking a brief break from the chaos, even if it's for just 30 minutes, can help families reconnect. Teaching our kids the importance of family togetherness can lead to traditions that they will carry on to their own families one day. 

My own family eats dinner together 5 days a week. We might not sit down until 8 PM or later some days, but we always eat together! Almost every Friday, we visit my parents, and have dinner with them. Over the past year, we started trying new recipes on Saturday nights that we're at home. Now that our kids are older, they do have busy social lives, too, so not everyone is here on weekends, but those who are, get to enjoy meals with family and friends, or try a new meal!

Recently, one of our new meals was Keto Low Carb Turkey Burgers. (You can find the delicious recipe on the Flavor Your Life website.) We have a long list of family favorite dinners, and this recipe got added to the list! We do a lot of cooking with olive oil, so we made the switch to European Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and used it in this recipe!

Keto Low Carb Turkey Burgers

Keto Low Carb Turkey Burgers

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1Tbsp chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp sundried tomato puree
  • 3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Iceberg Lettuce Leaves
  • Grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 lime
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, finely chopped
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Make It:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine the turkey, garlic, oregano, salt pepper, sundried tomato puree, and 2 Tbsp of the extra virgin olive oil, and mix together. Divide the mixture into four, and form into equal size patties.
  3. Place the patties on a large baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, or until fully cooked.
  4. While the burgers cook, mash the avocado, lime juice, tomatoes, and 1 Tbsp olive oil together, and add salt to taste.
  5. Place the finished burgers on the lettuce leaves, and top with the avocado puree and some grated cheddar cheese. 
  6. It pairs nicely with a salad and rice, couscous, or quinoa!
*I used Olitalia extra virgin olive oil for this recipe. It is available to purchase at Eataly locations, and will be available at grocery stores in the Northeast next Spring.

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Here's why you should choose European Extra Virgin Olive Oil for your recipes: 

  • It's made by pressing without heat or chemicals, and is the freshest and purest olive oil available.
  •  It's almost free of acidity (below .8%), which make it a quality product.
  •  Each oil is judged by expert tasters, and must meet high flavor standards.
  • The olive tree has been revered in Europe for thousands of years, and European farmers have evolved hundreds of varieties of olive trees and optimized them.
  • Olive oil has a high smoke point, so it can handle anything, including baking.
  • It's flavorful, and there are different varieties available.
*Store your EVOO in a dark, cool location, and use within 6 months of opening.

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Here are some of my favorite tips to promote family togetherness through family dinners:

  • Plan a menu together. Whether it's for a full week, or just one meal, let each family member weigh in or choose one item.
  • Cook the meal together. My kids LOVE to help!
  • Let the kids set the table in a special way. My girls love to make placecards!
  • Every so often, make the meal unique by eating by candlelight or turning it into a "TV Dinner" and watching a favorite show or movie!
  • When you sit down to eat, go around the table, and have each person share what the best, worst, and funniest moment of their day was.

Do you have regular family dinners? Share a favorite meal or recipe in the comments!

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The Importance of Family Dinners + Keto Low Carb Turkey Burgers Recipe


  1. When I was younger, my family was really good about having family dinners throughout the week. This recipe looks so yummy!


  2. I know what you mean about family dinner time. I find that work and extracurricular activities keep us from eating together most days of the week, but we try to aim for at least one day when we're all together. You are amazing to be able to find time to prepare a feast for seven people and then some. I'm sure your newest little one keeps dinner interesting!


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