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Turkey – A Super Food!


As we are all kicking off the holiday season, the center of most Thanksgiving dinners centers around turkey which is a super food!  So enjoy and know you’ll be eating a super food for days with all the leftovers!

Why it’s a super food:

  • Skip the skin – skinless turkey breast is one of the leanest meats available and is high in protein.
  • Turkey has all eight essential amino acids.
  • Turkey is low in sodium.
  • Turkey contains vitamin B, zinc, folic acid and potassium.

Here’s a great way to use some of the leftover turkey from Real Simple:


3/4 cup quick cooking barley

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Kosher salt and black pepper

4 cups baby arugula

2 cups shredded roasted turkey

1/2 cup dried cranberries


Cook the barley according to the package directions; drain and rinse under cold water to cool. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, lemon juice, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. In a large bowl, combine the barley, arugula, turkey, and cranberries. Drizzle with the vinaigrette and toss to combine. Serves 4.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!


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