National Turkey Lovers Month in June proves that turkey is enjoyed many more times throughout the year than Thanksgiving!
Smoked and grilled turkey are some of the many reasons we slice up this flavorful bird all year long. But we eat more than just the roast turkey. Ground turkey makes a white meat chili that keeps us coming back for more; Renaissance faires live on turkey legs; Grilled turkey breasts make excellent meals, too.
When it comes to nutrition, the bird gets great numbers, too! White meat takes the win over dark meat when comparing fat and calories – 125 to 147 calories and 2 grams to 5 grams respectively for 3 ounces of roasted turkey. Of course, that depends on how the bird is prepared. If the turkey is dunked in a deep fryer, those numbers go up.
Try turkey with pasta. Turkey Bacon Wraps make a great lunch or dinner. Brighten a turkey salad with grapes and nuts, a tangy cheese and layer it with crisp lettuce on a crusty bun; serve with iced tea on the back porch on a sunny day with a friend.
The National Turkey Federation founded National Turkey Lovers Month.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Mix up a few different turkey recipes throughout the month. Share them with friends and family. Use #TurkeyLoversMonth to share on social media.