Pick & Pass: Turkey vs. the Real Deal

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Turkey vs. the Real Deal

Have you ever checked out nutrition labels on the turkey versions of your favorite meats? Do yourself a solid and scan the facts. You'll see that picking the poultry variety will save you calories and fat, and, in some cases, beef up your protein intake.

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Turkey vs. the Real Deal

Have you ever checked out nutrition labels on the turkey versions of your favorite meats? Do yourself a solid and scan the facts. You'll see that picking the poultry variety will save you calories and fat, and, in some cases, beef up your protein intake.

Jimmy Dean Hardwood Smoked Premium Turkey Bacon
[2 slices] / 50 calories / 4g fat / 0g carbs / 4g protein

vs.

Jimmy Dean Original Premium Bacon
[2 slices] / 100 calories / 8g fat / 0g carbs / 8g protein

Turkey bacon has half the grease and calories as its porky counterpart.

Oscar Mayer Turkey Frank
100 calories / 8g fat / 2g carbs / 5g protein

vs.

Oscar Mayer Beef Frank
130 calories / 12g fat / 1g carbs / 5g protein

Only 30 calories, 4 fat grams and 1 carb separate them, but save the calories and fat, and pick the turkey frank.

Hillshire Turkey Smoked Sausage
[2 oz.] / 90 calories / 5g fat / 3g carbs / 9g protein

vs.

Hillshire Bef Smoked Sausage
[2 oz.] / 170 calories / 15g fat / 3g carbs / 7g protein

Wow. One-third the fat makes turkey sausage the clear winner.


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