Think Grilled for Delicious Low-fat turkey

Turkey

Turkey - Healthy Meat

Many people are using more chicken recipes and turkey recipes for meals, as they are lower in saturated fat and calories. I have some easy recipes to have turkey breast or loin grilled, which is very tasty. There are numerous great recipes and methods to cook turkey. It does not always have to be the big Thanksgiving turkey in the oven or fryer. Left over turkey is also an excellent choice for casseroles.

Now we are seeing turkey bacon, sausage and other products made from turkey as more people want a tasty meal with reduced fat and calories. For instance, a turkey breast has 160 calories, with 60 from fat. Compare that to a serving of beef at 447 calories, with 117 from fat.

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Turkey Tenderloin Grilled

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Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: 8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Lemon-lime soda
  • 1/4 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tsp. prepared horshradish
  • 1/2 tsp. curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 lbs, turkey breast tenderloins

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients. Pour 1 cup into a large resealable plastic bag. Add turkey and then seal the bag and turn to coat the meat. Refrigerate the meat for 8 hours or overnight, turning occasionally. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade for serving.
  2. Drain the marinade from the turkey. Cook on a covered grill over medium-hot heat for approximately 20-25 minutes, or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Turn meat about every 6 minutes. Serve with reserved marinade

Grilled Turkey Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 3.75 ounces
Calories 200
Calories from Fat27
% Daily Value *
Fat 3 g5%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 1 g
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 42 g84%
Cholesterol 120 mg40%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Turkey Breast Recipes

There are several other marinades for easy turkey recipes that are equally good, according to your taste. Chicken can be used in place of turkey as chicken breast is also delicious.

Low Fat Grilled Turkey Breast

  • 1 lb. turkey breast
  • Lite soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • Mrs. Dash garlic and herb seasoning

Marinade 8 hours and cook as instructed in the previous recipe.

Grilled Turkey Breast

  • 1 (6oz) can frozen lemon aide
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp. celery salt
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  • 3 lbs. turkey breast

Again combine and refrigerate overnight. Cook on closed grill 30-45 minutes. Let the turkey reach 170° and baste every 15 minutes.

Serves 6-8.

Prepare a Smoked or Grilled Turkey

Summary

Now that we have so much medical evidence linking high fat meats to heart disease and strokes man people have changed their eating habits to include more low fat meat recipes. Many are not willing to give up meat entirely, but able to make a few healthy changes. More people are also eating seafood at least once a week. That doesn't mean you can't have a grilled steak once in a while. Strive for improvement, not perfection.

Lower Fat Meat Choices

Do you use lower fat meat choice most nights, like turkey, chicken or even fish?

  • I have changed our menus to include more lower fat meats.
  • My spouse and I like the way we eat and haven't changed much.
  • I am a vegetarian.
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© 2012 Pamela Oglesby

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Comments 36 comments

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teaches12345 4 years ago

You have me with the inclusion of lime juice, curry and horseradish. I love the flavor of these three ingredients and can imagine the tingle that would follow in eating the turkey. Thanks for sharing.


Wendy 4 years ago

They all sound good to me.


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

Hi Pamela, I love turkey but it's so expensive. The lemon-lime soda you mentioned, is it soda that comes in a bottle that we drink? Or some sort of baking ingredient? I know it's a silly questions but I really want to know.

Your cookbook, is it on Amazon.com? If so why not place a link here?


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

teaches, I hope you enjoy the recipe and thanks for your comments.

Wendy, They do to me also. Thanks for commenting.

Cardisa, It is in a soda we drink. You might find one of the name brand sodas that has lemon lime flavoring. I didn't think to check on Amazon. I have had the book for a few years but if it is on Amazon, I'll include it in the hub. Thanks for comments and your suggestion.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

This recipe and the alternative marinades sound delicious. I gave it a 5 star rating and am looking forward to having hubby try these on the grill.

Thanks for sharing this. I love the new recipe hub format with the nutritional info and the star rating.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

I know that turkey is good for you but sometinmes neglect to think of it as a dinnertime option unless it's a holiday. Your easy to grill recipes should go a long way in changing my mindset. Thank you, Pamela.


Hubert Williams 4 years ago

That sounds great. I will try it. That marinade would be good with chicken, too. Thanks.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Gail, I hope you enjoy the recipes and I appreciate your comments.

drbj, Thank you for your comments.

Hubert, I think it works well with either turkey or chicken. Thanks for your comments.


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sofs 4 years ago

Sounds good... I don't buy turkey so often... but I will try this out when I get some... thanks for sharing. Have a great day!


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

You can also use chicken for these recipes. Thanks for your comments.


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Dave Mathews 4 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

Hi Pamela! I am not one of those who is worried about what I eat, frankly I couldn't care less about whether it is good for me or not. What is important for me is whether it tastes good, is it tender and juicy, or is it like shoe leather.

Your recipes sound great though.

If you get the courage you might want to try slow roasting a whole turkey complete with stuffing, on the BBQ., over a low heat. You can't believe how delicious it is.


jenubouka 4 years ago

Awesome Pamela99! That first recipe sounds incredible. Not many think of turkey beyond Thanksgiving and grilling it sounds amazing! YUM


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Mmm thank you Pamela another great recipe for me to include into my recipe book.

Take care

Eddy.


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

Thanks so much for the recipes, Pamela. Just recently I discovered that I actually like turkey so I think it's going to be fun trying out your suggestions.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

Pamela - Gobble, gobble, gooble... Nuff said.

I'm glad I just finished off a fish hoagie!

The Frog


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Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago

Your grilled turkey recipe sounds great, Pamela. I've never used lemon-lime soda to marinate meat and am quite curious to try it. Also, I really love some of the other ingredients you use, such as curry powder and horseradish. Rated up!


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anglnwu 4 years ago

Thanks for these great ideas. I'm going to try your lime-soda marinade--sounds very interesting. I use turkey a lot too as my husband cannot/will not eat pork. Awesome.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Dave, I never considered roasting a whole stuffed turkey but it does sound good. Thank you for your comments.

Jenubouka, I think you are right and I appreciate your comments.

Eddy, Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for your comment.

BPOP, I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for your comment.

Frog Prince, Thanks for your comments.

Om Paramapoonya, I hope you enjoy the recipes. Thanks for your comments.

anginwu, I hope your husband likes the new recipe and I appreciate your comments.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is a totally new idea for me. I never considered grilling turkey. Grilling season is upon us and i will be trying this..Thank you for sharing..


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Ruby, I hope you enjoy it and I appreciate your comments.


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GPAGE 4 years ago from California

Hello Pamela! Been a while....Love the ideas for seasonings/marinades in your article.....I may even try it on a turkey burger! Sounds delicious! Also nice to have turkey some nights instead of just chicken.....trying to eat less and less red meat after I just read a very scary article about it.....Hope you are well! G


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

GPAGE, It is good to hear from you. I am also trying to eat less red meat for the same reasons. My health is improving and I hope you are doing fine also. Thanks for your comments.


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

Thanks for this lovely Recipe, Pamela. I like the ingredients too. Very healthy.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Lady E, I appreciate your comments.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

I love your recipe, Pamela. It sound delicious. Thanks for write the nutrition fact about grilled turkey as well. I give my voted up to this hub. Good job and take care!

Blessing,


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

prasetio, I hope you get to try out this recipe. Thank you for your comments. You take care also and blessings to you.


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Snurre 4 years ago

Grilled turkey! What a wonderful idea! And the photo looks so delicious. I love turkey and try to cook it whenever I can (turkey is not that common in Russia and Kosher turkey is even less common).


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Snurre, I hope you can try the recipe. Thanks for your comments.


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

Thanks for these great recipes just in time for summer cooking outdoors. Your closing is insightful--improvement, yes! :)


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

RTalloni, Improvement is always possible, perfection is too stressful! Thank you so much for your comments.


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Chris Achilleos 4 years ago

Great hub Pamela, thanks for sharing this recipe. I really enjoy cooking. Voted up!


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Chris, I'm glad you like the hub and I appreciate your comments.


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HarperDavis 4 years ago from Midwest

These are great! While I am a vegetarian, I still cook meat for family and friends per request. I'm going to try these one day.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Harper, Thank you so much for your comments.


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mts1098 4 years ago from InsideTheManCave

Hi Pamela99 - Yes bring on the turkey. We eat much bison, chicken and turkey and have not missed the beef at all. I grill a bison or turkey burger all year and top it off with jalapenos, light mayo, pickles and hot sauce...cheers and thanks


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

mts, Wow! That sounds great and healthy too. Thanks for your comments.

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