FACTS ABOUT TURKEY
Get Your Protein
There are about 32g of protein in a 4-oz. serving of turkey, making it a very good source of these essential amino acids. Just one serving of turkey provides 65 percent of your recommended daily intake of protein. Eat a turkey sandwich for lunch and you’ll almost have your daily protein covered. Its protein content makes turkey a healthy meat choice.
A little-known health benefit of turkey is that it contains trace minerals thought to aid in cancer prevention. Turkey contains selenium, which is essential for the healthy function of the thyroid and immune system. Selenium also has an essential role to play in your antioxidant defense system, helping to eliminate cancer-friendly free radicals in the body.
Get Your B Vitamins
Turkey is considered a good source of vitamins B3 and B6, rated because of the density of these vitamins in the meat. A serving of turkey meat has 36 percent of the daily allowance of B3 and 27 percent of your recommended intake of B6. These vitamins are essential for energy and neurologic development and function.
TURKEY BABY FOOD RECIPE: INGREDIENTS
1 c cold and cooked boneless turkey
1/4 c cooking juice (save the juices that you cooked the meat in) or plain water
TURKEY BABY FOOD RECIPE: STEPS
- Chop the turkey into pieces that are no bigger than one inch
- Puree the turkey
- Add liquid to achieve desired consistency
- Add veggies if desired to vary the taste