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How to make a Rosemary Turkey Dinner For Two

A holiday or Thanksgiving dinner isn’t complete without a roasted turkey, but for those who live alone or are simply two to feed why not pick up a turkey breast or thigh and cook slowly with salt, pepper and fresh rosemary. This way you fill your home with delicious home cooking, but are not saddled with leftovers.

Now don’t get me wrong many times I will cook an organic turkey and carve it up, freeze some,  and of course make soup. Sometimes you just want the taste of turkey without the overwhelm when you are not getting together with family.

But in case you do decide to make a large turkey, here is a great recipe for leftovers.

Health Benefits or Turkey

Turkey is a good source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, and the amino acid tryptophan. The skinless white meat is lower in fat but high in protein. Turkey also contains anti-cancer properties.

You may think that the tryptophan in the turkey is what makes you sleepy after a big meal, but in fact it’s the combination of all the carb heavy trimmings that go with the meal.

If you want a leaner meal, remember to leave the skin as it contains most of the fat.

Because turkey is high in protein it can help regulate insulin levels and actually combat fatigue.  The amino acids and abundance of B vitamins in turkey help repair cells throughout your body.

Turkey is high in selenium which can boost your immune system so with cold season around the corner be sure to have some turkey soup on hand

Ingredients

  • Turkey breast or thigh
  • 2 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Place turkey in a roasting pan or glass dish
  2. Drizzle a little oil over turkey
  3. Separate rosemary from stem and sprinkle on turkey
  4. Add salt and pepper
  5. Bake turkey in a 350F approximately 25 minutes per pound

 

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Shirley Plant

About Shirley

I'm Shirley Plant, nutritionist and cookbook author. My passion is helping you figure out which foods fuel your body and which ones deplete it.

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Appearances By Shirley

  • CTV News
  • Rogers TV
  • FoodNetwork.ca
  • The Eat Real Food Health Summit
  • Menopause Wellness Summit
  • The Parenting TeleSummit

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Finally... Food I Can Eat!

Finally... Food I Can Eat!

A dietary guide and cookbook featuring tasty non vegetarian and vegetarian recipes for people with food allergies and intolerances. Recipes free of gluten, dairy, eggs, corn, wheat, nightshades, sugar and yeast.

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Finally... Paleo Food I Can Eat!

Paleo recipes for breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, and dessert. Recipes free of grains, legumes, dairy, refined sugar, eggs and almonds. Plus, chapters on the mind body connection by Dr. Eva Selhub M.D and healing your body from chronic illness with Dr. Terry Wahls. M.D.

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