Tasty, versatile, easy to cook and affordable, turkey is becoming a favourite at the family dinner table all year round. It’s no surprise – turkey is a delicious source of protein, it’s full of essential vitamins and minerals and turkey breast is naturally low in fat. You can bake, broil, sauté or stew it for easy family meals.
We’re on the hunt for the most delicious turkey family recipe and who better to ask than some of the most creative cooks around – mums and dads!
Share your favourite turkey recipes in our #LeanonTurkey competition sponsored by www.leanonturkey.co.uk. The best family favourite turkey recipes will be featured on the Lean on Turkey website and win £250. Best of all, six winners will attend a cooking masterclass in London with world renowned chef Marco Pierre White!
Taking part is simple:
- On your blog, post your own Lean on Turkey recipe. Whether it’s a traditional family favourite or low fat healthy option, it doesn’t matter – your recipes just have to contain fresh turkey. Make sure you specify on your post that this is your entry for the BritMums Lean on Turkey competition, sponsored by www.leanonturkey.co.uk
- Add the link to your post on the Lean on Turkey Linky below by 17:00 GMT on 11th June 2012.
- Soon after that, we’ll pick six winners for the £250 prize and masterclass with Marco Pierre White.
- Read the terms and conditions.
- Tweet about your involvement using the hashtag #leanonturkey
- You can also use this badge to tell others about the competition
Why turkey is good for you and your family
Turkey is high in protein and essential for growth and repair, as part of a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Nearly all protein found in turkey meat can therefore be used to maintain the function and health of our body cells.
Not all calories are equal when it comes to body weight control. Research shows that people who eat high protein, low fat diets tend to be slimmer than people who eat other types of diet. This is because high protein foods may help us to feel fuller for longer.
- Cooked turkey contains 34g of protein per 100g, which is nearly 3/4 of an adult’s recommended daily allowance.
- Turkey offers as much protein as roast beef but without as many calories or grams of saturated fat.
- Compared with other meats, turkey breast has the lowest saturated fat level at less than 1g per 100g (4oz) portion, compared with other mainstream meats.
To inspire you watch Marco cooking turkey and asparagus risotto.
www.leanonturkey.co.uk has a range of delicious turkey recipes to show how easy it is to cook with, including other video masterclasses from Marco Pierre White.
From family favourites like bolognese and lasagne to something a little more spicy, like Thai Green Curry, Lean on Turkey’s recipes are quick, tasty and simple to follow. Visit www.leanonturkey.co.uk for recipe inspiration.
- Marco Pierre White.
ENTER YOUR RECIPE TO THE LINKY BELOW!
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
The winners are:
Recipe Number 7: Turkey Koftes with Cous Cous salad & Tzatziki
Recipe Number 27: Turkey white bean and cocoa chilli
Recipe Number 29: Slow Cooked Barbecue Pulled Turkey
Recipe Number 32: Spiced Turkey Burgers with Avocado Relish
Recipe Number 33: Cheeky Chester’s rice crispie turkey
Recipe Number 49: Chinese Turkey with Chillies & Basil