QUICK & HEARTY TURKEY BARLEY SOUP

Turkey Barley Soup

Turkey Barley Soup

I love the slow, easy pace of this time of year. The hectic holidays are just a memory and life has settled back into somewhat of a routine. Work and school have resumed and the off hours are reserved for fun winter activities like ice skating, tobogganing, skiing and snowshoeing.

The cold weather and lots of outdoor activities make the winter months the perfect time of year for body and soul-warming comfort food.

This is the time for hearty stews, casseroles, chili and of course, one of my favourite meals to make, homemade soups, like this quick and hearty, Turkey Barley Soup.  Plus, after a season of celebratory meals and indulgences, healthy food and creating healthy habits is top of mind for everyone.

For most of us, the start of a new year means getting back to basics, and the way we eat and the foods we choose are a critical part of making healthy choices.  Choosing healthy ingredients and creating nutritious meals for your family doesn’t have to be a compromise.  Canadian Turkey is here to provide you with helpful tips to get you on track and unique ways to create easy-to-make recipes and that use super-charged ingredients.

Turkey Barley SoupWe all want the best for our families, but sometimes it’s challenging to find new ways to keep your family eating well, to incorporate healthy choices into everyday meals, and to change up everyday meal choices to keep things tasty and exciting.  Turkey is the perfect go-to ingredient, and it can be used as a substitute for any other meat protein in nearly every recipe.  I always try to include turkey when planning breakfast, lunch and dinner meals. Turkey keeps my family feeling energized all day, with tasty recipes that are both budget and time friendly.

Turkey is such a versatile protein, that you can be sure to showcase a wide variety of tastes and flavour profiles.  Both dark and white meat cuts lend themselves to different spice blends so you can customize preparations to your own family’s preferences and habits without compromise.  Finding meal solutions that will help you easily feed your family is a great way to get a head start on a busy week.

 Canadian turkey is the perfect ingredient for many of your everyday meals, and you can also count on leftovers to make some healthy and quick dishes during those busy days when you have your hands full.  There’s nothing better than making some delectable dishes for the remainder of the week or stashing some pre-made meals in the freezer for another busy weeknight.

Turkey Barley SoupIf eating well is on your list of healthy resolutions for 2018, keep your resolutions simple so you can stick with those healthy habits all year long. Here are five “back to basics” tips to eat healthy all year long with lean, nutrient-rich turkey, THE power protein.

Five “back to basics” tips for healthier eating:

 

  1. Choose nutrient-rich foods first.

Sometimes New Year’s resolutions focus on taking food out of your diet. Turn that around! Instead, put a positive spin on it by focusing on the foods you should be adding to your diet. Choose foods that are nutrient-rich first, such as whole grains, veggies and fruit, nuts, seeds, yogurt and lean meats (ahem… turkey!). That way, you’ll enjoy what you’re eating and naturally have room for fewer of those foods you might be wanting to eat less of. Turkey is packed with nutrients like vitamin B12 (important in keeping your nervous system – the body’s electrical wiring – working well), selenium (an antioxidant mineral) and zinc (for a strong immune system).

  1. Cook more meals at home.

As a busy parent, you may get the time-crunch that makes you want to turn to convenience foods; but when you make more of your meals at home, you can control the ingredients that you’re serving your family. By cooking more whole foods “from scratch”, you’ll be more likely to get more good-for-you nutrients and save money at the same time – it’s win-win!  Here’s a turkey time-saver tip: Cook once, eat twice with planned leftovers. On the weekend, roast a whole turkey, a large turkey breast or extra thighs to enjoy for Sunday dinner and then use the leftovers to make quick meals during the week.

  1. Create a balanced plate: pair protein plus produce.

To build a healthy plate, combine protein-rich foods, such as turkey, with plant-based foods, such as veggies, to get more nutritional bang for your buck. What does that mean? Well, firstly you get a wider variety of nutrients. But also, it creates a superfood synergy with certain nutrients working together to increase absorption of other nutrients.  Turkey pairs perfectly with all produce! There are so many delicious ways to put turkey + veggies on your plate.

  1. Practice smart snacking.

When you’re hungry in between meals, a small snack made with nutritious foods can help keep your energy levels up and keep you from overeating at your next meal.  Leftover turkey is ideal for when you need a snack to keep you nourished between meals; the protein helps manage munchies and fight cravings for sweet treats. Pair it with a veggie or fruit and you’ve got a smart snack!

  1. Bump up the protein.

If being more active, feeling more energized, or maintaining a healthy weight are part of your New Year’s resolutions, then put protein on your plate too! Along with your workout routine, eating 20 to 30 grams of quality protein with your meals can help build and maintain muscle. Turkey is the power protein of choice – it’s an excellent source of high-quality protein. Each 100-gram serving is lean and packs in about 30 grams protein.

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4.7 from 41 reviews
QUICK AND HEARTY TURKEY BARLEY SOUP
 
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Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. ground Canadian turkey
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, minced
  • ¾ cup carrot, minced
  • ¾ cup celery, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. ground Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups tomatoes puree
  • 8 cups turkey broth
  • 1 ½ cups barley
  • 2 cups frozen vegetables (or fresh if preferred)
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a medium-size frying pan over medium heat.
  2. Add onions and carrots and sauté for 4-6 minutes until softened and just beginning to brown.
  3. Add celery and crushed garlic. Cook 4-6 minutes.
  4. Add ground turkey, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Cook an additional 7-10 minutes, until turkey is cooked through and is no longer pink. Mix to break up any larger chunks.
  6. Add tomato puree.
  7. Add turkey broth.
  8. Bring to a boil.
  9. Add barley. Lower heat to a simmer and cook for 35-45 minutes until barley is cooked.
  10. Add 2 cups frozen vegetables. The quality frozen veg will help cut down on prep time. If using fresh vegetables, extend cooking time until cooked through.
  11. Cook for 3-5 minutes until vegetables are cooked through.
  12. Serve!
Notes
TIP: This recipe makes a large quantity perfect for batch cooking. You can make it ahead, re-heat half for a weeknight meal and then freeze the other half for a quick weeknight dinner or weekend lunch later on.

 

Disclosure: This post is sponsored in partnership with Canadian Turkey. As always, all opinions are our own.

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Comments

  1. Gloria Coulter says:

    I use a lot of turkey both ground as wheel as a full turkey 3 or 4 times a year! I buy the ground turkey and use it fro turkey burgers, turkey soup, turkey breasts & legs with mashed or sweet potatoes, chili & turkey enchiladas. My husband had triple bypass surgery so red meat is not used very often but we eat turkey breast & legs & a lot of fish as well! Now I have another great recipe “turkey barley soup!! Christmas is all year round for us! Yum, love smelling that great turkey cooking!

  2. Anne Taylor says:

    We love turkey because its such a wonderful, tasty, lean protein!

  3. Joanne Elford says:

    A 100 gram serving of light turkey meat has 364 mg potassium. That’s more than a small banana! I had no idea.

  4. It’s such a lean protein. Can always get it on sale so I stock up. Love making turkey meatballs, turkey pot pies & turkey meatloaf.

  5. Canadian turkey is great for my family because it contains lots of easily absorbed, immune-strengthening zinc.

  6. Turkey supplies you SELENIUM for healthy skin!

  7. Amy Heffernan says:

    It is a great choice for my family because the possibilities are endless. SO many thing to make and its healthy!! Thanks!

  8. Florence Cochrane says:

    Turkey is packed with high quality protein that can help you feel energized and satisfied.

  9. WHITE MEAT. DARK MEAT. EITHER WAY, TURKEY IS LEAN.

  10. Elizabeth R says:

    Turkey is lean and low in sodium, plus packed with protein.

  11. Turkey is a great choice because it’s versatile and a lean sources of protein which is naturally low in sodium and fuelling! Thanks!

  12. Its good for my family because its low in sodium and is filled with Phosphorus which helps the body convert food to energy and is high on protein. And everyone in my family likes turkey so it is easy to make recipes everyone will enjoy.

  13. We get protein from great tasting turkey.

  14. Karla Sceviour says:

    Canadian turkey is a great nutritious choice for my family because you can do some many things with turkey and its something my entire family enjoys. Great for a lunch,dinner ,supper or snacks!

  15. Michelle W says:

    Every bite of turkey is an excellent source of high quality protein, a nutrient that is key for overall good health!

  16. We like it because it’s a lean source of protein and easily used in a lot of different ways. Thanks!

  17. Tainan Lu says:

    Turkey is a great choice for my family because it’s low in fat and high in protein

  18. It’s great for us because we are trying to watch our weight and up our protein. Turkey is a lean protein, so it’s good for you!

  19. I like that turkey is a clean, lean meat but packs a protein punch along with other health benefits

  20. Turkey is a delicious way to help my family get our daily intake of protein

  21. Stephanie says:

    Oh wow turkey delivers vitamin daily and b12?!?! How awesome is that!

  22. Wendy hutton says:

    turkey is filled with lean protein, very nutritious and healthy

  23. Turkey is a great choice as it is a lean source of protein and oh so versatile.

  24. Jennifer Wilson says:

    Turkey is a great choice because it contains a type of iron – heme iron – that is easily absorbed by your body.

  25. Cheryl Grandy says:

    Canadian Turkey is a healthy choice because both white and dark meat are low fat.

  26. Tammy Harrison says:

    Turkey is great as it is a lean source of protein

  27. Colder seasons seem to always invite a sniffle or two. So with turkey containing zinc that helps boost immunity, it is the PERFECT nutritional choice for our family. Every little bit helps.

  28. Tricia Cooper says:

    Canadian turkey is a great nutritious choice for my family because a 100 g serving of ground turnkey has 28 grams of protein to help keep us satisfied for a long time. As well, ground turkey is extra lean and full of flavour — it boosts the tastiness of ground meat recipes without a lot of fat.

  29. LILLIAN BROWN says:

    I like that A 100 gram serving of light turkey meat has 364 mg potassium and that turkey contains zinc that helps boost immunity, this is important to me.

  30. Judy Cowan says:

    It is a lean protein and low in fat so perfect for us since we have to watch our cholesterol.

  31. Carol McCann says:

    Quality protein , boost immunity and low in fat are just some of great nutritious for your family

  32. Turkey builds up your body with immune-strengthening ZINC

  33. Turkey is naturally low in SODIUM which fits in with our lower sodium meals!

  34. Turkey is packed with high quality PROTEIN. Turkey builds up your body with immune-strengthening ZINC.

  35. Rosanne Robinson says:

    Canadian Turkey is a great choice for my family because Turkey is packed with high quality PROTEIN.
    White meat. Dark meat. Either way, turkey is LEAN.
    Turkey gives you a boost with energizing IRON.
    Turkey builds up your body with immune-strengthening ZINC.
    Turkey is naturally low in SODIUM.
    Turkey is bursting with VITAMIN B12.
    Turkey is chockfull of NIACIN.
    Turkey supplies you SELENIUM for healthy skin.
    Turkey delivers bone-building VITAMIN D.
    Turkey provides you with heart healthy POTASSIUM.
    Turkey is filled with PHOSPHORUS.
    TRYPTOPHAN in turkey does NOT make you sleepy!

  36. Turkey is a great option for our family because it is so versatile for many recipes and full of healthy vitamins and minerals.

  37. Turkey is a great choice it is high in protein and low in fat. Turkey is also high in Iron which is great of good blood

  38. Lynda Cook says:

    Turkey is great for our family because it’s packed high with protein and has lots of great vitamins as well!!

  39. Turkey is a great source of quality protein.

  40. JULIE bolduc says:

    I like that Turkey is lean and low in sodium it’s so easy to add Into food

  41. Lillian OMalley says:

    Turkey has iron Vitamin D Zinc B12 Phosphorous Niacin and Selenium and Lean Protein. Tryptophan in turkey does not make you sleepy according to scientists.

  42. We love turkey in any form so it is great that it is such a lean source of protein

  43. Turkey is packed with high quality protein!

  44. Jennifer L. says:

    Turkey is a great choice for us because it is full of nutrients and is so versatile and delicious.

  45. I think Canadian turkey is a great nutritious choice for your family because I know those who grow some of them.

  46. turkey is lean so healthy for everyone!

  47. lynn clayton says:

    we love turkey because it is lean

  48. lori galbraith says:

    Canadian turkey is a great nutritious choice for our family because it is a lovely lean protein.

  49. Sarah alexis says:

    Turkey is a great choice because it’s packed full of protein and minerals!!!!

  50. It’s a lean meat that has so many nutrients ans vitamins :) We love it!

  51. Turkey is lean and full of protein!

  52. Turkey is low in fat, but high in protein

  53. It’s lean, it’s high in protein and it’s versatile.

  54. It’s a great choice because turkey is lean, whether it’s dark or white meat.

  55. ivy pluchinsky says:

    Turkey is packed with high quality protein and that is why it is good for my family!

  56. I love that turkey is a great source of vitamin B12.

  57. Sab Edwards says:

    A 100-gram serving of turkey gives you about 30 grams of high quality protein. (we need about 56g per day) myself I just eat turkey because I like it, I’m not one of those label readers. Probably should be but I’m not. I’M one of those…”no matter how healthy you eat, you’re still gonna die in the end” type of person. (Although I could be wrong, just haven’t been proved wrong yet)

  58. Turkey is delicious and is packed with high quality protein that
    fuels our energy. It is also low in fat and sodium and is lean.
    Turkey is nutritious and full of iron , Vitamin D, Zinc, Vitamin B12 ,
    Phosphorous ,Niacin, and Selenium .These are all things that are
    so beneficial to our health and well-being. Our family loves that it
    can be cooked in a variety of delicious recipes, and different ways
    and is so satisfying! :)

  59. Victoria k says:

    Turkey is packed with high quality PROTEIN. This will help keep my family fuller longer.

  60. Canadian turkey is a great choice for my family as it is low in fat and high in protein.

  61. LOVE bringing more turkey into our family meals!

  62. I love that turkey is filled with lean protein

  63. Carol Denny says:

    A 100 gram serving of light turkey meat has 364 mg potassium

  64. Peggy Nunn says:

    I love that it is lower in fat and cholesterol. I have to watch that.

  65. Diana Powell says:

    I love that turkey has so much protein . Really good at helping build lean muscle mass.

  66. Turkey is a great option for my family because it is packed with protein.

  67. Miranda Boden says:

    We make turkey burgers in my family because it’s much leaner than beef and tastier in my opinion!

  68. Canadian Turkey is great for my family because it keeps Canadian farmers working also it is a lean source of protein.

  69. Andrea Williams says:

    I learned that turkey is also a great source of iron and helps your body absorb iron from leafly greens.

  70. Turkey is a good source of lean protein, and I find it very versatile – there’s a lot I can do with it.

  71. valerie theberge says:

    I like it because the turkey is lean.

  72. Canadian turkey is a nutritious choice for my family because it is a good source of protein and it is a lean choice compared to other meats.

  73. I love turkey! It is healthy, full of protein, and very versatile. I love making sauces and burritos with ground turkey. yum!

  74. Vivian Dionne says:

    Canadian Turkey is an excellent source of high quality protein!

  75. I think it’s a versatile protein that’s very wholesome. It’s good in many recipes, has natural chemicals that make you sleep better.

  76. Canadian turkey is an excellent nutritious choice for my family because it’s a lean meat. I’ve been doing a lot of food substitutions with ground turkey in tacos, etc for my family which has just over half the fat of lean ground beef!

  77. Tammy Dalley says:

    Canadian turkey is a nutritious choice for my family, we are eating healthy and this is a great choice because its high quality protein

  78. Doris Calvert says:

    It’s low in sodium and has lots of minerals and different vitamins.

  79. Turkey is a great choice for my family because it is low in fat, high in protein and tastes yummy!

  80. Julie Barrett says:

    Turkey is full of protein which keeps you feeling fuller longer and is low fat.

  81. it’s good quality protein with minerals, that tastes good. and it’s value-priced as well. thanks

  82. caroline m. says:

    Turkey is a great choice because it is very lean.

  83. Canadian turkey is a great nutritious choice for us because its so versatile. It’s a delicious lean protein that is enjoy by tte whole family.

  84. We love turkey because it’s lean, protein and taste delicious!! Thanks

  85. Donna Wilson says:

    Turkey is an excellent source of high quality protein, with 30 grams of protein per 100 grams serving.

  86. Pat Bacon says:

    As your very smart readers have stated, turkey is lean and healthy, but I love home made soup so this recipe is a double coup for me. The addition of barley adds much needed fibre to our diet making this a “super soup”!

  87. Sarahjferg says:

    I’m learning that not only is it nutritious, but way more versatile then I knew.

  88. Tara Betterley says:

    I found out that Turkey is lean and naturally low in sodium.. I had no idea. I also like that it a source of B12.

  89. Turkey is a very good source of high quality lean protein. It tastes delicious and is enjoyed by the whole family.

  90. Turkey is full of protein as well lean meat

  91. Marc-Andre Taillefer says:

    We love turkey because its such a wonderful, tasty, lean protein!

  92. Bailey Wilson says:

    I love dark meat so turkey is a good choice because even dark meat is low fat.

  93. Canadian turkey is a great nutritious choice for my family as it is “bursting with Vitamin B12”.

  94. I like that turkey is lean meat and large portions especially when on sale.

  95. Brian Hwang says:

    It’s a lean source of protein that tastes great, helps build muscle and helps you feel full!

  96. It makes nutritious meals.

  97. An excellent source of vitmain B12

  98. Turkey is a great choice for my family because it’s a lean protein that goes a long way. It is also probably the cheapest protein I buy.

  99. turkey is lean and soo soo tasty!!!

  100. Turkey is lean and a good source of protein.

  101. Marlene V says:

    My kids love turkey and always love any meal made with it!

  102. Darren Scrubb says:

    Every bite of turkey is an excellent source of high quality protein, a nutrient that is key for overall good health

  103. Turkey supplies us SELENIUM for healthy skin.

  104. It’s a lean protein, and is very versatile!

  105. Turkey is great because it is a great source of lean high quality protein.

  106. sunshine G says:

    Low fat, high in protein and easy to work into recipes!

  107. It’s low fat and a delicious source of protein.

  108. it’s a lean source of protein

  109. Anne Derkat says:

    It’s lean, it’s full of protein, irt’s extremely versatile.

  110. Packed with protein and lean

  111. Vanessa L. says:

    No matter whether you have light or dark meat it’s a lean protein.

  112. I learned that Turkey is naturally low in SODIUM. This is good for people with high blood pressure. Less salt is better for everyone.

  113. lean protein

  114. Turkey is packed with good quality lean protein and has lots of vitamins and minerals.

  115. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    Canadian turkey is an excellent choice of lean protein, being quite low in fat.

  116. Canadian Turkey is a very healthy option in my family as it is a lean protein

  117. Turkey is packed with nutrients like packed with nutrients like vitamin B12 and selenium.

  118. Brandy champion says:

    We love turkey as a healthy choice for dinner and leftovers for lunch

  119. Edith Rennes says:

    It’s an excellent source of lean meat and lean proteins

  120. Linda Svarovsky says:

    Turkey is naturally low in SODIUM.

  121. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I love my turkey and it’s so versatile not to mention packed full of protein and very lean too. It also has zinc (for a healthy immune system), selenium (an antioxidant mineral) and vitamin B12 (keeps your nervous system working well). Dark meat (100-gram serving) is also a source of iron. Turkey is a wonderful healthy meat.

  122. Heather Thomson says:

    Turkey is lean (low in fat) and is jam-packed full of protein!

  123. Rosa Cross says:

    As well as being lean, Canadian turkey is high in protein, iron and other vitamins and minerals.

  124. Cathy Balogh says:

    Turkey is packed with high quality PROTEIN.. Thanks for the chance to win.

  125. Karyne Lapointe says:

    Turkey is lean and low in sodium

  126. BobbiJO Pentney says:

    Turkey is full of protein.

  127. Margaret Huitema says:

    Turkey gives you a boost with energizing IRON. This is good for my family! Thanks for the chance to win!

  128. There’s lots of Vitamin B12!

  129. Debbie White Beattie says:

    Turkey is nutritious because it’s got high quality protein, it’s lean, it gives you iron, vitamin B12, niacin, vitamin D, potassium and phosphorus

  130. Alanna Watt says:

    Turkey is filled with protein, vitamins, and is a great choice for the whole family.

  131. Robert Young says:

    Turkey is very lean

  132. Peihua Jiang says:

    Turkey is lean and has lots of protein and helpful vitamins

  133. Canadian turkey is a great choice for our family because all turkey is lean.
    we all need some slimming up.

  134. Chris MacDonald says:

    Turkey is a very healthy choice for my family. It is packed with protein which is good for your muscles. It is also very lean.

  135. We are all about protein in our family, so Canadian turkey is a great source!

  136. Jenny Major says:

    Turkey is lean and low in sodium

  137. Because Turkey is bursting with VITAMIN B12.

  138. Martin Keating says:

    Turkey is a stable food in our home. It is healthy nutritious and economical meals thats goes for turkey meal, turkey sandwiches and turkey soup

  139. Ron Friesen says:

    Love turkey. It is high quality protein that is lean

  140. Packed full of protein, versatile can be used in man dishes .

  141. Juliee Fitze says:

    Lean meat full of protein and easy to add to any meal.

  142. I love turkey because it is low in sodium, high in protein ahs lots of good vitamins and because it is so yummy.

  143. Natalie Chizen says:

    Canadian turkey is a great nutritious choice for my family because turkey is packed with high quality protein, is very lean and has low sodium.

  144. Colette Cseke says:

    it is very versatile! can be used in many different meals!

  145. Orna Soref says:

    the meat is lean& quiclybsorve flavour

  146. Melissa Black says:

    Canadian Turkey is a nutritious choice for my family because it easy to cook with, and makes lots of healthy lunches for days after, as they are fresh homemade and full of nutrients

  147. Mike Gismondi says:

    Canadian turkey is a nutritious choice for my family because it’s a lean source of protein!

  148. Turkey is bursting with VITAMIN B12. That’s why it is a great nutritious choice for my family.

  149. Turkey is lean compared to other meats!!

  150. Theresa C. says:

    Turkey supplies you SELENIUM for healthy skin!

  151. It is a great choice as it is full of lean protein and we can use leftovers to make other many healthy meal options for the whole family.

  152. Sara Lima says:

    It tastes great in stews and soups, is low fat, and a great source of protein!

  153. Serena Debolt says:

    Turkey is low fat – is a lean protein. AND its such a versatile meat – soups, stews and sandwiches!

  154. Turkey builds up your body with immune-strengthening ZINC. …and we need all the help we can get at this time of year!

  155. Turkey contains heme iron which is more easily absorbed by the body than other forms of iron; I am iron deficient and constantly struggle with my intake, so turkey would be a perfect addition to my diet.

  156. Olivia Clow says:

    Wow all the turkey recipes wow. I got some marked down after Christmas . i make turkey meat pies..Stir frys. My children love them. I i get some iron in them.

  157. Elysha Baker says:

    Nothing better than hot soup on a cold winter day!!

  158. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    It’s perfect for my family because it’s lean, low in sodium and packed with protein.

  159. Low in fat & high in protein & it’s tasty!

  160. We like the taste and versatility of turkey. And it’s a good source of lean, high-quality protein!

  161. it is perfect for my family because we try to intake a low amount of sodium in our diet so it fits right in!

  162. it is perfect for my family because we try to intake a low amount of sodium in our diet so it fits right in! :)

  163. Erin McSweeney says:

    its a great nutritious lean meat which is great for my family

  164. Turkey is a great choice for my family because the possibilities are honestly endless. So many thing to make it with and its healthy!! Thanks for the opportunity

  165. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    it is healthy tasty and low in fat!

  166. Irene Eichler says:

    Turkey is lean , low in sodium high in Iron and B12 perfect for my gang

  167. its a nice change from the everyday boring meats

  168. Elizabeth Robinson says:

    It is good for my family because it is high in protein.

  169. Sara mckinlay says:

    We use Turkey because it is a great protein and ground is so easy to replace beef

  170. Turkey is good for my family as it is packed with protein! Each 100-gram serving of turkey has about 30 grams of high quality protein to help you feel energized and satisfied and to help keep your muscles healthy and happy.

  171. Deanna Barkley says:

    I didn’t realize that 100 g or turkey has more potassium than a small banana. Selenium is also an additional nutrient.

  172. Annie St-Jacques says:

    Not only is turkey a local product that is readily available but it is very nutritious, packed with high quality protein while being a lean meat. A great choice to feed my family :)

  173. Jeremy S. says:

    Looks delicious!

  174. Josie Tusa says:

    Turkey is high in protein and also contains potassium and selenium

  175. All turkey meat is lean – we can enjoy the dark or light meat without guilt.

  176. Turkey is a lean protein that is very flavourful and nutritious. It is always a crowd pleaser.

  177. Turkey is a great choice because it’s packed with protein!

  178. Canadian turkey is a great nutritious choice for my family because it is high in protein and it is a very versatile ingredient. So many recipe options!

  179. Orna Soref says:

    Turkey is delicious meat & nutriushes

  180. I don’t tend to cook turkey since it’s just the two of us, but I do sometimes substitute ground turkey in recipes that call for beef. I did not realize turkey contained so many minerals and iron; the kind that helps boosts the absorption of plant-based iron. Great, because we are trying to cut down on our consumption of red meat.

  181. lucy kabatoff says:

    Low in fat

  182. Christina Englesakis says:

    Turkey is the best low-fat protein for my family. I keep portions of it in the freezer from big dinners to have later on in sandwiches, soups and stews.

  183. Christina H. says:

    It’s a good source of b12, I didn’t know that! I was actually diagnosed with a deficiency this week. Turkey time!

  184. kristen visser says:

    It is great because it is low in sodium, a healthier choice and you can cook many different things with it

  185. Turkey is a great choice for my family because it’s a high quality and lean source of protein

  186. Trevor Lackey says:

    Canadian Turkey gives you a boost with energizing IRON.

  187. Caryn Coates says:

    Turkey is a great choice for my family because its packed with protein, and tastes delicious

  188. Belinda Skuta says:

    Because it is a power protein (according to the website). I really like turkey though and so does my son so not only is it good for us but we enjoy it too! :D

  189. Belinda Skuta says:

    Because it is a power protein (according to the website). I really like turkey though and so does my son so not only is it good for us but we enjoy it too! :D f

  190. Marlene P says:

    Turkey is lean meat, full of protein and many other nutrients.

  191. Elaine Buonsante says:

    Turkey meat especially the white meat is very low in fat but very nutritious.

  192. Ginger Gervais says:

    I have 4 very active children. Most are picky eaters. Getting turkey into them is a huge bonus

  193. I love using turkey instead of other proteins, I’ll have to try this recipe!

  194. Canadian turkey is a great nutritious choice for my family because it is lean and nutrient-rich.

  195. Marlene P says:

    Turkey is high in protein and other nutrients and it is lean meat.

  196. Canadian Turkey is a healthy and inexpensive, great tasting protein.

  197. It’s tasty, low fat, Canadian, and nutritious.

  198. Marlene P says:

    Turkey is an excellent source of protein. It is lean meat. It also has many other nutrients.

  199. Its a great choice because it is very versatile and is a lean meat

  200. i used to only eat ground beef but now I have turnt to turkey, its much healthier and I feel better about it afterwards!

  201. Molly McCarnan says:

    I have substituted ground turkey in all my cooking, I now only eat chicken or turkey as it’s a lighter, healthier alternative. I find I don’t miss beef at all. Plus no draining of all the messy fat at the end is a bonus1:) Thanks for the great contest!

  202. Monique L.S. says:

    Canadian turkey is a great choice – it is low in fat, versatile and tastes great.

  203. Brenda Penton says:

    Canadian Turkey is high in protein and low in fat.

  204. NathalieLebeau says:

    I loooove Turkey! Such a lean and delicious source of protein! My favorite is making cranberry mayonnaise for turkey Swiss wraps! Yum!!!

  205. Tricia Hope says:

    Turkey is a great source for lean protein.

  206. Turkey is delicious and high in protein!

  207. Becky Best says:

    Turkey is great for our family because of it’s versatility!

  208. LOW in fat and high in protein is a great choice!

  209. turkey is an awesome choice, it is wonderful lean protein. I like cooking a turkey every so often, just so i can make soups, and freeze some of the meat

  210. Turkey is lean, low fat, and contains Zinc!

  211. Nattie Hartford says:

    Turkey is a lean source of protein with lots of vitamins and minerals, plus it’s delicious!

  212. Karin Dollery says:

    Turkey is very lean and is a source of Iron, low on salt, actually chock full of vitamins. Sounds like the right choice to me.

  213. Kelley Moore says:

    I use ground turkey instead of beef it’s so much leaner and healthier

  214. I make my own turkey burgers & meatballs. It is a great lean meat.

  215. I love turkey , its low fat and good protein

  216. Dale Steele Nicolov says:

    Turkey is so much better for you than red meat.It has lots of good vitamins,minerals and protein. I cook big free range turkeys and freeze as much as I can get in a ziplock baggie and use it with soups,stirfrys,pastas and casseroles. We really love it in chilli.

  217. Jennifer P. says:

    Canadian turkey is a great nutritious choice for my family because it is a good source of iron which I actually didn’t realize until today. I tend to be low in iron and am looking for sources other than red meat, so this is great news!

  218. Turkey gives a boost with energizing IRON.

  219. Turkey gives a boost with energizing IRON

  220. Tara Gauthier says:

    Turkey is great it’s a lean source of protein and has iron in it!

  221. Turkey is a great source of protein which would be good for our family since most of us don’t get enough protein.

  222. Turkey is a great source of protein that we all need, and in my family when we cook a turkey we buy one big enough so there’s leftovers for the whole week…we also make turkey soup….when we are done there is no meat left on the bone…

  223. Well, aside from tasting so very good and yummy and making me crave it constantly, turkey is a nutritious part of life because it is a power protein which means “Not only is turkey an excellent source of high quality protein, but also it’s lean and nutrient-rich (meaning it has a whole lot of nutrients per calorie)”
    THIS is why you should eat it frequently!! There’;s so much good stuff in it that it can’t help but be good for your diet!

    Mishelle

  224. Michelle L says:

    Turkey is lean and a protein source, and of course its delicious.

  225. Louise Smith says:

    My family loves turkey such a great source of protein and healthy too.

  226. Turkey is full of proein and nutrients (so its more than just for the holidays)

  227. Wendy coderre says:

    Cooking for one can be easy with turkey as there are so many choices as to size and using different parts! Lean protein cooked in my Insta Pot and I have leftovers to use in so many ways!

  228. Turkey is lean, makes for an excellent meal choice.

  229. Mary Boudreau says:

    It’s great for our family because it contains Turkey has Protein, Iron, Zinc. B12, Niacin, Selenium, Vit D, Potassium, and Phosphorus and it’s lean and low in sodium

  230. great protein for the whole family and tastes good too

  231. Canadian turkey is a lean source of high quality, protein.* Eating enough protein at each meal can help you maintain a healthy weight, which is important for heart health!

  232. It is a leaner source of protein.

  233. angela eagle says:

    its high protein low fat and low sodium

  234. Canadian turkey is a great nutritious choice for my family because it is full of protein!!

  235. Claire Martel says:

    Turkey is an excellent source of high quality protein, but also it’s lean and nutrient-rich

  236. Turkey is a good source of protein and it is lean. It makes a good substitute for other meats in recipes, which I am finding super helpful as I am trying to reduce red meat in my diet.

  237. Maria McLachlan says:

    According to the nutrition 101 some of the top reasons turkey is awesome

    Turkey is packed with high quality PROTEIN.
    White meat. Dark meat. Either way, turkey is LEAN.
    Turkey gives you a boost with energizing IRON.

  238. rhonda struthers says:

    Turkey is a good source of iron

  239. Because it is packed with high quality protein, and is bursting with Vitamin B12

  240. Heather Sibley says:

    Turkey is a great choice because its delicious and its is packed with nutrients like vitamin B12, selenium and zinc.

  241. Turkey is tasty and a good source of lean protein.

  242. Julie-Lynne McCann says:

    Turkey is loaded with high quality protein

  243. Canadian turkey is great for my family because it contains lots of easily absorbed, immune-strengthening zinc. It is also packed with nutrients like vitamin B12 and selenium.

  244. Turkey is a healthy source of lean protein.

  245. Erica Seaman says:

    Turkey is a great source of protein.

  246. Turkey is high in zinc and iron and low in sodium

  247. Rachel Rueff says:

    Turkey is a healthy choice because its meat and low fat, and you get lots of it in one bird. I like it when it comes out tender and juicy.

  248. Allison Matz says:

    Great source of protein.

  249. It’s a meal that brings family together

  250. Patrick Miller says:

    Turkey is a lean and healthy source of protein.

  251. Taylor Charlton says:

    Turkey is a low fat protein option

  252. Canadian turkey is a great source of lean protein!

  253. June Murphy says:

    Turkey is great for building the body with immune strengthening zinc and it doesn’t make you sleepy

  254. Turkey is tasty and versatile!

  255. I like turkey for my family as it contains lots of iron and vitamins that help with smoother skin.

  256. Dana Miller says:

    Canadian turkey is a great nutritious choice for my family because it is a lean meat that offers a nutritious choice including zinc, selenium, niacin and vitamin D and B12. Each 100 gram serving of turkey has approx. 30 grams of high quality protein.

  257. Ground turkey is great substitute for red meat in Lasagnas and Sheppard pies

  258. Angela Sept Smith says:

    it’s so lean compared to other meats and has many vitamins

  259. We love turkey because its such a wonderful, tasty, lean protein… I just bought one today!

  260. Cathy Thompson says:

    The recipe looks great! I am going to try it soon.

  261. Caitlin Clifford says:

    Turkey is high in protein and low in fat. I love how it makes my family feel full but never heavy or bloated.

  262. yum, turkey is such an easy lean protein to get into my family!

  263. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    Turkey is a great choice for us because it is full of nutrients

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