The very symbol of Thanksgiving, turkey deserves a place at the table year-round. Turkey breast packs more protein than chicken breast or trimmed top-loin beefsteak. It also contains selenium, which research suggests may help prevent certain cancers, heart disease, and male infertility. And its vitamin B3 and B6 content helps the body convert carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into usable energy. Try it in the traditional roast, or slice up the leftovers to use in satisfying sandwiches. Or try it ground in chili or meatballs, or ready-made into smoked turkey for plenty of flavor without much fat.
This holiday classic tastes gets its fresh flavor from fresh rosemary, sage, and thyme placed under the skin before cooking. Adding apple cider to the pan makes the bird moist and flavorful.
Taco salad has a reputation for being high in fat and calories, but this rethink improves the score on both fronts. Ground turkey takes the place of beef, while nonfat yogurt mixed with lime juice, jalapeno, and cilantro makes a creamy dressing. Toast your own corn tortilla wedges to use instead of oily chips.
This turkey-meatball version of Italian wedding soup is so hearty, it calls for eating with a fork as well as a spoon.
Make your own cheese spread mixed with Greek yogurt and fresh herbs to assemble this hearty, healthy recipe that hits the spot on warm evenings.
A citrus-infused broth complements the mild turkey meatballs in this update of a favorite. Look for Jerusalem artichoke spaghetti in the pasta section of your grocery store or at a health-food store.