Add Flavor, Not Fat


Try seasoning your Thanksgiving turkey with fresh herbs, spices, and garlic instead of rubbing the bird with butter.  Additionally, plant oils such as olive oil or canola oil are healthier options than butter and still give the bird lots of flavor.  The recipe below is one that I found and tried over the weekend, and it was delicious! 

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1 tablespoon rosemary
1 tablespoon sage
1 teaspoon thyme
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper

Makes enough for a 6-8 pound turkey.  Mix all ingredients together and brush under the turkey skin before cooking.

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Colleen Forrest, RDN, LDN
Spectrum Health Services, Inc.