Go Crazy for Turkey on National Turkey Lovers' Day Sunday, June 18th!
Whether dad's doing the grilling or he's sitting back and enjoying a day off from being grillmaster, turkey can deliver the goods. Both tasty and healthy, it's easy to prepare and shows off whatever bold flavors and seasonings you want to feature.
Oh, Turkey, How Do We Love Thee?
Turkey Loves You Back
Today's Turkey Advisory Board Members Share The Ways in Which Turkey Loves YOU
Lauren Tulig, RDN, CD, Dietitian Manager, Skogen's Festival Foods says: I love that turkey is packed with lean protein and flavor. Its flavor complements any cuisine – Mediterranean, Mexican, Cajun, Thai – you name it! And, it’s sure to keep you fueled and satisfied until your next meal.
Shari Steinbach, MS, RD says: I do strength training exercises 2-3 times per week and turkey provides a great low calorie source of protein which is required to build and maintain the muscle mass I work so hard to achieve. This is especially important as I age! I have learned that it’s vitally important to get adequate protein at all meals and turkey provides delicious options that can be easily incorporated into all my meals from breakfast to dinner. The lean protein from turkey also fits nicely into the Mediterranean style dietary pattern I try to follow. It’s a perfect complement to whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy choices.
Karen Buch, RDN, LDN, Owner, Nutrition Connections LLC says: I love to cook with turkey because it is both convenient and lean. My favorite go-to is 99% lean ground turkey. I use it to make turkey tacos, turkey meatballs, turkey & bean chili, turkey lasagna and to replace the ground beef called for in other recipes. From a taste standpoint, ground turkey browns nicely to develop its own delicious flavor while serving as a neutral canvas so I can add my own unique sauces and seasonings to create appetizing meals that earn my family’s stamp of approval every time.
Top That! 15 Tips for Turkey Burger HeavenGet creative with your turkey burgers toppings this summer! Try out some of these mouth-watering combinations:
- Avocado + cilantro + lime-juice
- Sriracha mayo + cucumber slices + grilled scallions
- Caramelized, grilled mushrooms + Swiss cheese
- Crumbled feta + fresh dill
- Goat cheese + roasted red peppers
- Pineapple-Jalapeno salsa
- Sprouts + avocado + green goddess dressing
- Refried beans + crumbled queso fresco
- Avocado + mango salsa + cilantro + Monterey Jack cheese
- Poached egg + fresh salsa + green leaf lettuce + queso fresco
- Grilled pineapple + fresh cilantro
- Fried egg + bacon + frisee salad
- Red onion + crumbled feta + fresh spinach
- Pesto + tomato slices + crumbled feta
- Brie cheese + sliced apples
12 Creative Burger Toppings, Real Simple.
Top This: Easy Burger Topping Ideas, Food Network.
100-Calorie Burger Toppings, Cooking Light
100 Ways to Top a Burger, Delish