The world is such a small place right now, so whether you live in the US or here, you probably know someone who is celebrating Thanksgiving this week. Heck, you might even decide to thank and celebrate it yourself! We Irish love our turkey on Christmas Day, so I recommend sticking with the traditional dinner until then, but trying a calcium-infused Thanksgiving turkey recipe now.
Before I discuss our Thanksgiving turkey recipe here, let me give you a well-deserved introduction to turkey as one of the best sources of protein for those on a weight loss plan. Turkey is not only high in protein, it is also low in fat, an excellent source of iron, zinc, potassium, and phosphorous. It also acts as a source of vitamin B6 and niacin, both of which are essential for the body’s energy production. Also, regular consumption can help lower cholesterol levels and can help keep insulin levels stable. Strengthens the immune system and acts as an antioxidant.
Did I sell you the health benefits of turkey? Excellent. Now try our Thanksgiving turkey recipe with a twist, namely turkey chili.
2 pounds of lean ground Turkey
4 Turkey biscuits 1 green chilli 3 tablespoons tomato puree 2 cans of tomatoes 3 cloves of garlic 1 medium onion 6 fresh basil leaves 1 can of kidney beans 1 can of cannellini beans 1 dessert spoon extra virgin olive oil or 1 spray lime 2 -3 dessert spoons chili powder (regular to taste) 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper (optional – adjust to taste if using) 2-3 dessert spoons cumin
Use a large saucepan and heat the oil. Crush the garlic and onion and add them to the pot. Simmer in oil until lightly browned. (Don’t burn the garlic!) Add the lean soil Turkey meat. Cook until golden. Keep stirring. Drain excess oil. Chop the basil leaves and the chilli. Add them to the tomatoes, tomato puree, chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, and cumin. Mix in a bowl and add to the pot with Turkey. Cover and cook over low heat for 30 minutes. Add beans and flavor. Adjust the seasoning if necessary. Stir and cook for another 30 minutes. Enjoy on its own or cook brown rice as a side (1/3 cup). If you try our Thanksgiving turkey recipe, please share a photo on our Facebook page. Or, if you’d like to talk to learn more about how we can help you lose weight and eat healthier, contact your local clinic here.
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