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30 healthy turkey recipes

Turkey healthy recipes

Meat is a valuable source of protein and other nutrients. But when it comes to a healthy diet, it’s important to choose the right kind of meat and eat the correct portion size. Turkey is a relatively inexpensive source of protein, with more protein per gram than both chicken and beef, while remaining lower in fat and cholesterol than other meats. It also delivers vitamins and minerals.

Here are some key points about turkey meat:

  • Eighty-five grams of roasted turkey breast contains around 125.
  • In contrast, 85 grams of roasted dark turkey meat contains around 147 calories.
  • The dark meat of turkey typically contains more vitamins and minerals.
  • Turkey breast meat contains fewer calories and fat than most other cuts of meat.
  • Turkey contains vitamins B-6 and B-12, niacin, choline, selenium, and zinc.
  • Processed turkey meat can have a high sodium content.
  • Pasture-raised turkeys typically have higher omega-3 content than factory-farmed turkeys.

In this public notebook, you´ll find some of my favorite turkey recipes.

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I didn’t know turkey was so rich in goodness. I like the look of the garlic lemon turkey shanks. Thanks for the idea!

Josh Gross | The Jaguar

Like a previous commenter, I didn’t realize turkey was so protein-rich. I’m definitely going to try the curried turkey with rice: I love curry!


Thanks for the turkey info and for the recipes!


Ah shoot! Still need to prepare the chicken-recipe…forgot to buy the lemons. Next week it is 🙂
You know, fat and cholesterol aren’t that bad at all? Sugar and wheat are the silent ‘killers’ when it comes down to food 😉


I’m ready to go with the garlic lemon turkey recipe, but I’m only cooking for one. Would you recommend I reduce the baking time, and if so, by how much?


Mission accomplished! Really delicious. Thank you for opening my mind to the power of turkey. 🙂


I tried the curried ground turkey with potatoes recipe, and it’s another banger! You are now my go-to website for food inspiration. Top work. 🙂


Thanks for the recipes, I can’t wait to try them!


I didn’t know that garlic and lemon would work so well with turkey! Thanks for sharing! Will definitely try it this year 😊

Robert Matthew Goldstein

Excellent! Thank you!


I’ll have to try some of these. Please check out my first recipe post at, I love to know what you think!