Grilled for Low-fat 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
|Serving size: 3.75 ounces|
|Calories from Fat||27|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 3 g||5%|
|Saturated fat 1 g||5%|
|Unsaturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 1 g|
|Sugar 0 g|
|Fiber 0 g|
|Protein 42 g||84%|
|Cholesterol 120 mg||40%|
|* 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.
Prepare a Smoked or Grilled Turkey
It is also possible so purchase an indoor smoker than you can use on stove that does not smoke up your home.
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?
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