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The Healthy Family Meals Newsletter, Issue #128 Turkey Talk
November 18, 2009


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Kindy's Musings....

As your family dietitian, I will be scoping out the most relevant research and news that you can use to help your family make healthy nutrition and wellness choices.

NEWS & ARTICLE CLIPS

Turkey will be the star in many holiday meals in November and December and is a great addition to your meal planning for diabetes. It's low in fat and high in protein, and a good source of iron, zinc, phosphorus, potassium and B vitamins.

Here are some tips for turkey safety:

A frozen turkey can be bought months in advance and stored in the freezer section of the refrigerator. Allow about 24 hours of defrost time for every 5 pounds of turkey. A 20-pound turkey will take 4-5 days to thaw! Never thaw turkey at room temperature.

Stuff your turkey just before you place the bird in the oven. Allow 1/2 to 3/4 cup stuffing per pound of turkey, and do not over-stuff. The stuffing must be cooked to a minimum temperature of 165 degrees to be safe.

To roast the perfect turkey, place the bird in a shallow pan. Insert a meat thermometer into the inner thigh of the bird and roast it in a pre-heated oven set at 325 degrees. Your turkey is cooked when the thermometer in the inner thigh reads 180 degrees, and the juices run clear. Be sure the thermometer is not touching any bones.

Source: American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org



Read the latest food trends and happenings with the links below:

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MANGO CARROT SALSA

Note: This recipe was contributed by Ruby from Belize who entered it in the recipe contest on www.healthy-kid-recipes.com! Thanks Ruby!

Ingredients:

1 unripe medium mango peeled and grated or finely chopped

1/2 cup grated carrots

1 tsp minced fresh ginger

1 clove garlic minced

2 tsp red wine (optional)

2 Tbsp brown sugar

2 Tbsp chopped cilantro

1 Tbsp lime juice

Mix mango, carrot,wine,garlic,sugar,ginger,cilantro and lime juice. cover and refigerate for 1 hour serve with crackers or corn totilla chips.



What will your family do for healthier MEALTIMES?

Celebrating Healthy Families 2009



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Kindy --Your Family Dietitian


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