Find out how to shop for this lean protein the right way.
These days, it seems as though you can't go to the grocery store or out to eat without seeing a turkey option on the menu. This lean protein has seen a major surge in popularity, with recent reports stating that turkey consumption has grown four times faster than even chicken. But if you are turning to this option as a means of staying healthy and accomplishing all your weight loss goals, it's important to know what to look for when you're shopping. As food journalist Mark Schatzker explains, turkey products are often low in fat, which is part of their charm. But to remove fat from a recipe, you also have to sacrifice flavor. So companies often add other ingredients to replace the tasty flavor that is lost. Read on to learn more about how different turkey products stack up when it comes to their health grades.
Turkey Deli Meat
While we may think that deli meats are worth avoiding due to all the sodium and nitrates they are often associated with, Schatzker has a great trick to ensure you're getting the healthier product. When you go up to the deli counter at your local supermarket, just ask for "house-roasted turkey breast", which means the butchers cooked the whole turkey right there and then and are slicing straight from the bird. It will taste fresher and be free of all the ingredients you simply don't need.