Turkey: It's Not Just For Thanksgiving!

Last night I threw turkey breast tenderloins on the grill that were delicious - I think the brand, "Jennie-O" is worth sharing. They're low in fat, loaded with protein, and come in a variety of marinated flavors: teriyaki, lemon garlic, seasoned pepper, tequila lime, peppercorn ranch, Italian roasted garlic, applewood smoked, and mesquite. I must admit, I've only tried teriyaki, so I'm not sure about the other flavors.

The best part, they're available at Costco (in addition to regular supermarkets). Plus, my kids devoured them! Always a bonus.

Here's the calorie/nutrition breakdown:

4 oz Jennie-O Turkey Breast Tenderloin = 120 calories, 22 grams protein and only 1.5 grams of fat.

  • They're a bit high in sodium (780mg), so make sure the rest of your meal is light on the salt.

Directions for preparation (based on thawed product, cooking times may vary):

  • Grilling: Grill for approximately 35-40 minutes, turning occasionally. Grill until internal temp of meat is 165 degrees

  • Baking: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Bake in pan for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes or until internal temp of meat reaches 165 degrees.

  • Broiling: Place in pan 4" from heat, turning occasionally. Broil for approx 25-30 minutes or until internal temperature is 165 degrees.