EMU Blog

Nov 21 2012

How to Eat the Most Turkey (or Tofurkey) on Thanksgiving

by Joy Schollmeier

Well, as many know the national holiday where we can consume as much turkey/tofurkey as possible is tomorrow! I thought it best to lend the Eastern community some great tips on how to eat the most possible amount of turkey/tofurkey on Thanksgiving!

For the calorie-conscious turkeyeater:

  • White meat has less calories than dark meat
  • Turkey is low in fat and high in protein.
  • Turkey has more protein than chicken or beef
  • Eating just the turkey, without skin, has the fewest calories

Or You can consume the good ‘ol fashion way… shove like the professionals.

Another method is partaking in the “turkey trot.” There may not be a definition of what the “turkey trot” consists of, but all versions have the individual getting up away from the dining table and either:

A.) Flap your arms and stretch your belly muscles; or

B.) Do the running man for a few minutes, and yes you can take breaks.

Either of these options can get you ready for round four or five of your turkey/tofurkey consumption!

Remember this is a holiday… feel free to indulge!

If by the end of this grand day you still haven’t gotten your fill of this yummy bird, left-overs are a great option! Whether as a sandwich, in stew, chili or soup, casseroles or as a burger, you can keep getting your turkey fix! (And here are some great leftover tofurkey recipes) Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!

P.S. Do not forget to make room for a yummy slice of pumpkin pie!

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