When you think of turkey, you often think of the holidays. Most people associate turkey with Thanksgiving or Christmas, and therefore associate it with overeating! But, did you know that turkey is actually a very lean protein? When skinless, it’s very low in fat and rich in protein. So you can eat this bird all year long -- you don’t need to wait for a special occasion! As it turns out, turkey is a great addition to a healthy meal or diet plan, one where fitness and food are equally important.
Turkey, particularly the white meat, can be very lean, as long as the skin is removed. Turkey can help lower cholesterol and is packed with vitamin B6, iron, zinc, potassium, and phosphorous. Turkey keeps your insulin levels stable, without high spikes throughout the day!
Turkey is an amazing protein; it not only tastes great, but it’s also low in fat and keeps our insulin levels at a stable rate. With all these great qualities, who needs turkey dinners when you can have turkey breakfasts, lunches, AND dinners! Why not check out our Turkey Breakfast Skillet - a tasty combo of turkey, eggs, jalapenos, and cheese. Ground turkey is also very easy to incorporate into your meal plan -- try making it ahead and freezing it for future use. It pairs really well with brown rice and veggies.