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Three Strategies To Take the Stress Out of Holiday Meals

November 23, 2018

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Do you know that song? I start singing it in November. It reminds me to stay calm and enjoy the holidays since December is … Continued

Turkey Makes Any Day Delicious

October 29, 2018

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   One of the greatest turkey days of the year – Christmas – is just around the corner, but you don’t need to wait until the holidays to enjoy the goodness that … Continued

Célébrer les traditions avec le dindon canadien

October 1, 2018

Par Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications                 Quelles sont vos traditions de l’Action de grâce? J’aime tout de l’Action de grâce! De la planification du menu jusqu’à la dernière bouchée de … Continued

Celebrating Traditions with Canadian Turkey

October 1, 2018

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications                 What do  your Thanksgiving traditions look like? I love everything Thanksgiving! From the menu planning, the turkey roasting, the guests gathering and right through to … Continued

Burgers de dindon : Les meilleurs soupers de la rentrée

August 14, 2018

Par Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications La rentrée est à nos portes, mais ne vous en faites pas, la saison des grillades n’est pas encore terminée! Malgré la routine chargée du retour à l’école (les matins pressés, les … Continued

Turkey Burgers: Best in Class for Back to School Suppers

August 9, 2018

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications School may be back, but don’t fret, grilling season isn’t over yet! Despite starting up with hectic back-to-school routines – rushed mornings, packing lunches, running to after school activities, cramming in dinner … Continued

Summer-licious Salads with Tasty Canadian Turkey

July 25, 2018

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   Oh boy, this summer has been sizzle-y! When it’s steamy outside, the last thing I want to do is get in the kitchen and turn on the oven. So what to … Continued

Barbeque a turkey dinner in 3 simple steps!

June 25, 2018

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   Fire up the barbeque! Invite some friends! July is prime patio party and grilling season! We Canadians need to soak up summer weather while we can! And when it’s warm and … Continued

Seven Reasons to Try Turkey Kabobs This Summer

May 30, 2018

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   With summer picnic season finally in full gear, it’s time to give a shout out to one of my all-time favourite warm weather foods: grilled turkey kabobs! Turkey kabobs are easy … Continued

This Grilling Season, Switch it Up with Turkey Cuts!

April 20, 2018

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   May brings our first warm-weather long weekend (hopefully!) and that means that grilling season is here! Hot dogs. Burgers. Steak. It’s all pretty standard barbeque fair. But if you want something … Continued

Three Ways to Make The Most of Your Easter Turkey Leftovers

March 26, 2018

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   It’s Easter and you know what that means – turkey time! Actually, any time is turkey time. Of course a whole roasted turkey is a favourite feature of family feasts, but … Continued

Nourish Your Family with Canadian Turkey

February 22, 2018

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications March is Nutrition Month and dietitians across Canada are celebrating the power of food to nourish, boost health and unite families at the dinner table. I’m happy to be joining in that … Continued

Heart Health & Canadian Turkey: A Perfect Match

January 29, 2018

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   Love is in the air! February is all about heart-shaped valentines, sweethearts and heart health and so I thought I’d spread a little Canadian Turkey love with a few tips on … Continued

For 2018, Get Back To Basics with Turkey, THE Power Protein

January 2, 2018

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   If eating well is on your list of healthy resolutions for 2018, that’s super! My advice: keep your resolutions simple so you can stick with those healthy habits all year long. … Continued

Need a nap after your holiday feast? Don’t blame the turkey!

November 22, 2017

By Shannon Crocker, MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   Simply Put: NO!  there is not enough tryptophan in a serving of turkey to make you drowsy.  Have you ever felt drowsy after a meal, especially a holiday feast? Don’t blame … Continued

Turkey + Veggies = A Dynamic Duo

October 20, 2017

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications Here at Canadian Turkey, I’ve been tooting the turkey protein horn pretty loudly. And for good reason: turkey is packed with high quality protein that can help you feel energized and satisfied … Continued

Turkey: The Great Canadian Power Protein

September 15, 2017

Are you getting enough protein to optimize your health? Many Canadians aren’t! Results from the newest Canadian Community Health Survey suggest that many Canadians might not be getting enough protein for best health. The latest survey found that Canadian adults … Continued

Turkey Packs a Powerful Lunch Punch

August 21, 2017

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   Get your lunch containers ready! It’s that time of the year again when packing lunches becomes part of your daily routine. You already know that a healthy lunch can help fuel … Continued

Protein Primer, Part 4: Turkey is THE Power Protein

July 24, 2017

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   This is the last in a four-part series on protein; so far, we’ve reviewed what protein is, why we need it and how protein benefits health. We’ve also highlighted how turkey … Continued

Protein Primer, Part 3: Power Up Your Plate with Turkey

June 22, 2017

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications In Protein Primer Part Three, we’re talking about how turkey fits in healthy eating trends and how turkey can power up your healthy plate. What are the top healthy eating trends? Eat … Continued

Protein Primer Part 2: 3 Ways Protein Optimizes Your Health

May 26, 2017

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications In Protein Primer Part 2, we’re talking about some of the health benefits of protein. Why do you need protein? Protein plays an important role in building, maintaining and repairing your body every … Continued

Protein Primer - Part I: Protein 101

April 26, 2017

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications     You may have noticed when you take a read through Canadian Turkey’s Blog that we talk a fair bit about how turkey is the power protein. We thought we’d shed … Continued

Take Your Turkey from Holiday to Every Day!

March 28, 2017

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   When you think about a whole roasted turkey, what comes to mind? Indulgent family feasts with sides of stuffing and gravy, or healthy weekday meals, such as stir-fries, soups and power … Continued

Four SOUPer Steps to Build a Better Bowl of Soup

February 27, 2017

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   Want to know my remedy to brighten up cold and dreary March days? A scrumptious bowl of turkey soup! Delicious and nutritious, turkey soup is the ideal meal to fuel your … Continued

10 Deliciously Nourishing Turkey Recipes to Satisfy Comfort Food Cravings

February 1, 2017

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications February! When the excitement of January’s healthy eating resolutions starts to fizzle and the long, cold winter days leave us craving warm, hearty, comfort foods. What a combo! Don’t despair! Canadian Turkey … Continued