Sun. Long, lazy days. Vacation. Farmer’s markets. There is a lot to love about summer. And, let’s not forget one of the very best things about summer: cooking on the grill! As a busy parent, there is no easier way to get a healthy, delicious meal on the table fast- and, with minimal clean-up. Honestly, the grill doesn’t just make mealtime easier- it makes our whole evening/bedtime routine run more smoothly. AMEN!

From a nutrition perspective, grilling is a fantastic cooking method. It requires little, if any, added fat and it offers endless versatility. With a little creativity, you can grill almost anything! There are the obvious choices- like meat and chicken- but fish, tofu, vegetables and homemade pizza are all delicious when cooked on the grill. That said, as the season goes on, it can be easy to fall into a grilling rut. But fear not, Gerbs has you covered with a variety of fun seasoning mixes and spices to keep the grilling season interesting all summer long.  Here’s some tasty, healthy grilling inspiration:

  1. Grilled Fish Tacos! Sprinkle some Gerbs Key West Jumpin’ Jivin’ Seasoning on salmon or tuna, grill it up and serve with corn tortillas, fresh veggies, avocado and your favorite taco sauce.
  2. Gerbs Canadian Steakhouse Seasoning is delicious on just about anything. Try it on a lean cut of meat, such as a pork tenderloin. It also makes an outstanding marinade!
  3. Make the entire meal on the grill! Use Gerbs Vegetable’s Friend Seasoning blend to kick your grilled veggies up a notch. Just cut up your favorite summer vegetables, toss in a bit of olive oil and sprinkle with Vegetable’s Friend.

And, if you are looking for a new twist on traditional favorite, you’ve got to try our Sweet n’ Spicy Cranberry Turkey Burger recipe, below.

Another thing I love about grilling season, is the memories it evokes and helps create. There is something very social and nostalgic about cooking out. I have countless childhood memories of my father firing up the grill on a warm summer night. To this day, when I see my Dad standing at the grill, I feel like a kid again. As my own kids grow, I know that they, too will create similar memories to cherish. Cheers to the amazing Dads behind the Gerbs Nutrition Moms!

With Father’s Day just around the corner, Gerbs wants to celebrate Dads and grilling season. Comment on this blog post and tell us which spice is essential to your grilling season and you’ll be entered to win a cool Step n Store Toolbox filled with Gerbs Spices!

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Sweet n' Spicy Cranberry Turkey Burgers
Sweet homemade cranberry barbecue sauce and Gerbs spicy cajun seasoning make these turkey burgers truly special! Your whole family will enjoy this delicious (and healthy!) alternative to traditional burgers.
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
burgers
Ingredients
Burgers
  • 1 lb lean (93%) ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup zucchini grated and drained of excess water
  • 1 tsp Gerbs Cajun Seasoning
  • 4 Whole Grain or Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns
Cranberry Barbecue Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Gerbs Dried Cranberries
  • 3/4 cup 100% Cranberry Juice divided
  • 6 oz. tomato paste
  • 1 T maple syrup, honey or agave
  • 1 T Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 T Worcestershire or Tamari Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Gerbs Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Gerbs Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Gerbs Himalayan Salt
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
burgers
Ingredients
Burgers
  • 1 lb lean (93%) ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup zucchini grated and drained of excess water
  • 1 tsp Gerbs Cajun Seasoning
  • 4 Whole Grain or Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns
Cranberry Barbecue Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Gerbs Dried Cranberries
  • 3/4 cup 100% Cranberry Juice divided
  • 6 oz. tomato paste
  • 1 T maple syrup, honey or agave
  • 1 T Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 T Worcestershire or Tamari Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Gerbs Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Gerbs Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Gerbs Himalayan Salt
Instructions
  1. Soak dried cranberries in ½ cup cranberry juice for 30 minutes.
  2. In a blender or food processor, combine cranberries/juice mixture with remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
  3. Transfer ingredients into a medium saucepan and cook on medium heat, stirring consistently, for 15 minutes. If mixture is too thick, add water (1 tablespoon at a time) to desired thickness.
  4. Adjust salt and syrup/honey to taste. Set aside to cool.
  5. Mix grated zucchini, Cajun seasoning and ground turkey until fully combined.
  6. Form turkey mixture into 4 equal patties.
  7. Prep grill with vegetable oil or cooking spray. Grill burgers on medium heat for 5 minutes per side or until well-done.
  8. Serve each burger topped with cranberry barbecue sauce, lettuce and tomato.
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Written by Sennen Conte

    38 Comments

  1. Christina Williams May 26, 2017 at 10:58 am Reply

    I need the Key West jumpin Jivin seasoning sounds amazing

  2. Mellionie Rogers May 26, 2017 at 12:37 pm Reply

    BBQ Sauce

  3. Sharanya Ram May 26, 2017 at 4:27 pm Reply

    Cajun spice is our favorite but sometimes we use marinades with curry powder and grill it for that perfect flavor and taste

  4. Alicia Hewitt May 26, 2017 at 4:53 pm Reply

    A must have for my dad, and everyone in the house, is Smokehouse Mesquite BBQ. We love that spice!

  5. Shawn Stover May 26, 2017 at 5:17 pm Reply

    pepper

  6. Rania R May 26, 2017 at 5:24 pm Reply

    Cajun spice is always a must when I BBQ.

  7. Natalie Perry May 26, 2017 at 5:29 pm Reply

    The Canadian Steakhouse seasoning can go on any meat.

  8. Aimee Hartigan May 26, 2017 at 5:29 pm Reply

    For us Cajun Spice is essential when grilled shrimp!!!!!

  9. James Sharp May 26, 2017 at 5:30 pm Reply

    Awesome!

  10. James Sharp May 26, 2017 at 5:31 pm Reply

    Awesome ideas! Herbs products are amazing!

  11. James Sharp May 26, 2017 at 5:33 pm Reply

    I like using garlic, onion, salt and pepper as bases for most of my grilled meats. There sea salt is a great product!

  12. Jennifer Greenwald May 26, 2017 at 6:03 pm Reply

    My husband is such a health freak, he’d love this!!!!!!

  13. Kristen Frecceri May 26, 2017 at 6:13 pm Reply

    Love the blog! I have so many wonderful memories with my grandfather out at the grill! I love that your products are free from the top 12 Allergens which means my kids will get to make special memories too! I was going to say the Smokehouse Mesquite BBQ but I do love the idea of using your Key West Jumpin’ Jivin’ Seasoning on some salmon and the Vegetables friend seasoning on some vegetables! Either way I’m very excited for a new summer of delicious food! Hope all the Dads out there have a wonderful Father’s Day!

  14. Briana May 26, 2017 at 6:29 pm Reply

    Most will probably say this is boring, but we LOVE our meat with tons of garlic. Sometimes chili powder too, but we can’t eat it without a bunch of garlic. 🙂

  15. Vickie May 26, 2017 at 8:38 pm Reply

    Darn..so nice..but the enter link button isn’t activating for me!

  16. June Hall May 27, 2017 at 9:01 am Reply

    Its such a unique blend of recipes with fantastic new ways to season. Yumm

  17. Lisa May 27, 2017 at 9:13 am Reply

    Love this companies products, can’t wait to try the seasonings!

  18. Kristen Daniels May 27, 2017 at 1:19 pm Reply

    I’m new to finding your site and products, but I see lots that would be essential to our summer grilling!
    The Cajun style would be great for making wedged potatoes the rosemary garlic for chicken, and the Canadian steakhouse for burgers and steaks!
    Would love to win this for my husband for father’s day, if not we’ll be ordering several of these spices and more from you!

  19. Jill Tiemann May 28, 2017 at 9:14 am Reply

    Love your products. This would be perfect for Father’s Day family barbecue.

  20. Janny May 28, 2017 at 9:12 pm Reply

    Sounds amazing! We are huge Gerbs fans!!!

  21. Jennai May 29, 2017 at 12:02 am Reply

    Right now, Montreal Steak Spicy seasoning is essential for grilling. I use a lot of Cajun spices, too.

  22. Maryclare Cripps May 29, 2017 at 9:42 am Reply

    Key West Jumpin’ Jivin’ soundboard great. Never used any of your products. Lot so of allergies in my household. These look great.

  23. Carolsue May 30, 2017 at 5:34 pm Reply

    I use Cajun and Mesquite spices often

  24. sharon May 31, 2017 at 12:18 am Reply

    Herbes de Provence – No Salt Added – perfect for grilled veggies.

  25. Heather June 1, 2017 at 6:18 am Reply

    Vegetable’s Friend Seasoning!

  26. Francine` S June 3, 2017 at 9:24 pm Reply

    Canadian Steakhouse Seasoning Mix! So delicious

  27. Kim Avery June 5, 2017 at 9:54 am Reply

    Smokehouse mesquite bbq!

  28. Austin H. June 5, 2017 at 11:36 am Reply

    The Steakhouse. Good for many different foods. Steak, burgers, pork and vegetables.

  29. Patricia C June 5, 2017 at 3:42 pm Reply

    Garlic powder is my essential spice for grilling

  30. Laura Perfetti June 5, 2017 at 5:14 pm Reply

    Whoa! I am new to your site and everything looks and sounds amazing. I wish my screen had smell-o-vision!!

  31. Kathleen Crudele June 5, 2017 at 8:58 pm Reply

    Turmeric and Black pepper
    Use on everything
    Getting ready for knee replacement dr recommended this
    I put it on everything

  32. Amy Hereford June 6, 2017 at 5:50 am Reply

    A BBQ Rub rather than a sauce was a surprising hit with my kids!

  33. Heather June 6, 2017 at 2:36 pm Reply

    Sounds delicious

  34. Rebecca stvincent June 8, 2017 at 10:30 pm Reply

    The Canadian steak would be what my son(new dad) would use. He loves cooking steak and burgers on the grill

  35. Laine P June 9, 2017 at 2:18 am Reply

    Smokehouse Mesquite BBQ would be right up our alley, but I need to try the Key West. Sounds great!

  36. Tracey June 10, 2017 at 12:57 am Reply

    My Dad loves grilling lamb and the Rosemary Garlic Seasoning Mix is essential.

  37. amy guillaume linderman June 16, 2017 at 10:41 am Reply

    cajun style for sure! it’s my husband’s and my favorite!!

  38. Bradley Thompson June 18, 2017 at 9:13 pm Reply

    Black Pepper, Sea Salt & Sweet Paprika

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