The temperature is cooling, which signals that it’s almost time for Thanksgiving. For most people, that means a time for food and family. As you plan that all-important Thanksgiving dinner, you can’t forget the main attraction – your tasty roasted turkey. If you don’t choose the right recipe, however, your turkey might taste good but it won’t be good for you. That’s where an alternative option comes in!
What You Gain With A Healthy Recipe
Thanksgiving is a great time to spend with your family and it’s easy to lose track of what you’re eating. While health experts say that one serving of turkey is 4 ounces, it’s pretty fair to say that most people are going to eat more than that. And yet, that 4 ounces of turkey can pack over 200 calories and 8g of fat in a traditional recipe.
By comparison, the recipe we’ve included only has 150 calories and 3g of fat. That means you can enjoy your Thanksgiving turkey without worrying about your health.
Your Healthy Roasted Turkey Recipe
1 12 to 14-pound turkey
1 tbsp snipped fresh rosemary or 1 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
1 tbsp snipped fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried thyme, crushed
1 tbsp snipped fresh sage or 1 tsp dried sage, crushed
1 tsp kosher salt or ½ tsp regular salt
½ tsp ground black pepper
3 small onions, quartered
3 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
3 stalks celery, trimmed and cut into 2-inch chunks
1 cup water
1 tbsp olive oil
1 sprig of fresh rosemary, fresh sage leaves, pomegranate wedges, tiny apples or pears, and kumquats
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Remove neck and giblets from turkey, reserving neck bone. Rinse the inside of the turkey; pat dry with