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Jessica Emin’s Ultimate Hot Turkey on a Grilled Cheese

October 10, 2019

What’s one of the best things about Thanksgiving dinner, other than getting to spend time with family and friends? The delicious leftovers and the many ways you can incorporate them into your favourite dishes! This Thanksgiving weekend why not try … Continued

Pomegranate Apple Cider Sangria

October 3, 2019

What’s a Thanksgiving dinner without great cocktails on hand? Our friend Tanya Bates of Extra For Avocado created this Pomegranate Apple Cider Sangria – perfect for making ahead of time and catering to a large crowd. The classic fall flavour … Continued

Roasted Beer Brined Turkey

October 3, 2019

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and just a few days before that marks the first-ever Canadian Beer Day on October 9! If you love a dark beer and want to mark both occasions at once, this Roasted Beer Brined … Continued

rustic tuscan whole roasted turkey recipe

Creating New Traditions with Canadian Turkey

September 11, 2019

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications Every Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember, we’ve had a big family gathering and a delicious feast of roasted turkey with sides of fall veggies. Oh, and pie, of course! … Continued

Perfect for Entertaining: The Turkey Charcuterie Board!

September 3, 2019

Recipe Prepared by Lisa Dawn Bolton Fall is just weeks away and with that, the holiday season will be here before we know it. We know the season brings parties and gatherings with friends and family, and if you’re hosting, … Continued

piri piri grilled turkey drummettes

Grill Once, Eat Twice: The Best Time-Saver For Packed Lunches

August 14, 2019

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications Do you still barbeque once the back-to-school routine starts up? I sure do! I fire up the barbeque regularly in the fall months. It helps me hang onto that sweet summer vibe … Continued

Turkey Schnitzel on a Bun

July 25, 2019

Crispy, salty, spicy turkey schnitzel; it’s the best beside a potato salad, and before a strawberry shortcake. This turkey schnitzel from Jessica Emin is way easier than you think to make, because it is only fried in a shallow little … Continued

Body by Turkey – Chest Day

July 10, 2019

It’s time to lean in, work out and get that Body by Turkey! On this episode of Body by Turkey, Leansquad’s Phil Mackenzie is serving up that Monday Motivation, with his at-home chest workout, featuring pushups, presses and chest flies. … Continued

Body by Turkey – Leg Day

July 10, 2019

Happy Wellness Wednesday Body by Turkey fans! On today’s episode of Body by Turkey, it’s Leg Day! Leansquad’s Phil Mackenzie takes us through a leg-focused workout you can do at home; with lunges, jumps, and curls to get those legs … Continued

mango-chili-lime bbq'd drummettes

Grilling Turkey on the Dark Side

July 9, 2019

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications Summer finally arrived Canada and it’s full-on steamy! When it’s so hot outside, I head to the grill. If you ask my husband and kids, I’m a bit of a grilling fanatic … Continued

Body by Turkey – Wing Day

July 8, 2019

By: Turkey Farmers of Canada Lean in, workout & get your Body by Turkey! This week on Body by Turkey, we’re teaming up with Leansquad’s Phil Mackenzie to work those drumsticks! For Wing Day, Phil walks us through his go-to … Continued

Body by Turkey – The Full Bird

July 3, 2019

By: Turkey Farmers of Canada Lean in, workout & get your Body by Turkey! Today, we’re launching the Body by Turkey program, a YouTube fitness series designed to carve your body for summer. Hosted by former rugby player and Canadian … Continued

Ground Turkey: Think Outside the Burger Bun!

June 26, 2019

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications What do you think of when you think about cooking ground turkey on the barbeque? If I was a betting gal, I’d say burgers. Me too! You can’t beat the simplicity of … Continued

Five EASY, Crave-worthy Turkey Recipes You’ll Love this BBQ Season

May 27, 2019

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications Grilling season is FINALLY here! When warm weather hits there’s nothing better than a meal made on the grill that’s enjoyed while relaxing on the patio. Relaxation aside, grilling is one of … Continued

Cook Once, Eat Twice: How to Create Healthy, Balanced Meals with Turkey Leftovers

April 23, 2019

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   Does the thought of cooking a healthy, balanced meal on weeknights give you a wee bit of stress sometimes? You’re not alone! One of the biggest challenges people tell me they … Continued

Delicious Family Meals with Canadian Turkey

March 26, 2019

  As a dietitian, I strongly believe that healthy eating is not only about what you eat, but also about how you eat. Cooking meals at home, eating together and enjoying what you eat is all part of eating well. … Continued

Three Tasty Recipes to Power Up Your Plate with Turkey

February 22, 2019

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   I’m so happy March is finally here! Not only is our Canadian winter freeze starting to thaw (fingers crossed!), but March is also Nutrition Month. I’m joining registered dietitians across Canada … Continued

Keep Valentines Day Light yet Luscious with Turkey

January 28, 2019

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   Keep Valentines Day Light yet Luscious with Turkey  Want a sure fire way to impress the love of your life? Cook a sumptuous Valentine’s Day Dinner for them with turkey. Better … Continued

Eating Well in January and Beyond with Simple, Satisfying Suppers

January 1, 2019

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   Have you resolved to eat better this year? January is probably (definitely!) the healthiest month of the year for a lot of folks. Seems like everyone you know kicks off the … Continued

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

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

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