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Turkey Burgers: Best in Class for Back to School Suppers

August 9, 2018

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications School may be back, but don’t fret, grilling season isn’t over yet! Despite starting up with hectic back-to-school routines – rushed mornings, packing lunches, running to after school activities, cramming in dinner … Continued

Summer-licious Salads with Tasty Canadian Turkey

July 25, 2018

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   Oh boy, this summer has been sizzle-y! When it’s steamy outside, the last thing I want to do is get in the kitchen and turn on the oven. So what to … Continued

Barbeque a turkey dinner in 3 simple steps!

June 25, 2018

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   Fire up the barbeque! Invite some friends! July is prime patio party and grilling season! We Canadians need to soak up summer weather while we can! And when it’s warm and … Continued

Seven Reasons to Try Turkey Kabobs This Summer

May 30, 2018

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   With summer picnic season finally in full gear, it’s time to give a shout out to one of my all-time favourite warm weather foods: grilled turkey kabobs! Turkey kabobs are easy … Continued

This Grilling Season, Switch it Up with Turkey Cuts!

April 20, 2018

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   May brings our first warm-weather long weekend (hopefully!) and that means that grilling season is here! Hot dogs. Burgers. Steak. It’s all pretty standard barbeque fair. But if you want something … Continued

Three Ways to Make The Most of Your Easter Turkey Leftovers

March 26, 2018

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   It’s Easter and you know what that means – turkey time! Actually, any time is turkey time. Of course a whole roasted turkey is a favourite feature of family feasts, but … Continued

Nourish Your Family with Canadian Turkey

February 22, 2018

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications March is Nutrition Month and dietitians across Canada are celebrating the power of food to nourish, boost health and unite families at the dinner table. I’m happy to be joining in that … Continued

Heart Health & Canadian Turkey: A Perfect Match

January 29, 2018

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   Love is in the air! February is all about heart-shaped valentines, sweethearts and heart health and so I thought I’d spread a little Canadian Turkey love with a few tips on … Continued

For 2018, Get Back To Basics with Turkey, THE Power Protein

January 2, 2018

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   If eating well is on your list of healthy resolutions for 2018, that’s super! My advice: keep your resolutions simple so you can stick with those healthy habits all year long. … Continued

Need a nap after your holiday feast? Don’t blame the turkey!

November 22, 2017

By Shannon Crocker, MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   Simply Put: NO!  there is not enough tryptophan in a serving of turkey to make you drowsy.  Have you ever felt drowsy after a meal, especially a holiday feast? Don’t blame … Continued

Turkey + Veggies = A Dynamic Duo

October 20, 2017

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications Here at Canadian Turkey, I’ve been tooting the turkey protein horn pretty loudly. And for good reason: turkey is packed with high quality protein that can help you feel energized and satisfied … Continued

Turkey: The Great Canadian Power Protein

September 15, 2017

Are you getting enough protein to optimize your health? Many Canadians aren’t! Results from the newest Canadian Community Health Survey suggest that many Canadians might not be getting enough protein for best health. The latest survey found that Canadian adults … Continued

Turkey Packs a Powerful Lunch Punch

August 21, 2017

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   Get your lunch containers ready! It’s that time of the year again when packing lunches becomes part of your daily routine. You already know that a healthy lunch can help fuel … Continued

Protein Primer, Part 4: Turkey is THE Power Protein

July 24, 2017

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   This is the last in a four-part series on protein; so far, we’ve reviewed what protein is, why we need it and how protein benefits health. We’ve also highlighted how turkey … Continued

Protein Primer, Part 3: Power Up Your Plate with Turkey

June 22, 2017

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications In Protein Primer Part Three, we’re talking about how turkey fits in healthy eating trends and how turkey can power up your healthy plate. What are the top healthy eating trends? Eat … Continued

Protein Primer Part 2: 3 Ways Protein Optimizes Your Health

May 26, 2017

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications In Protein Primer Part 2, we’re talking about some of the health benefits of protein. Why do you need protein? Protein plays an important role in building, maintaining and repairing your body every … Continued

Protein Primer - Part I: Protein 101

April 26, 2017

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications     You may have noticed when you take a read through Canadian Turkey’s Blog that we talk a fair bit about how turkey is the power protein. We thought we’d shed … Continued

Take Your Turkey from Holiday to Every Day!

March 28, 2017

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   When you think about a whole roasted turkey, what comes to mind? Indulgent family feasts with sides of stuffing and gravy, or healthy weekday meals, such as stir-fries, soups and power … Continued

Four SOUPer Steps to Build a Better Bowl of Soup

February 27, 2017

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   Want to know my remedy to brighten up cold and dreary March days? A scrumptious bowl of turkey soup! Delicious and nutritious, turkey soup is the ideal meal to fuel your … Continued

10 Deliciously Nourishing Turkey Recipes to Satisfy Comfort Food Cravings

February 1, 2017

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications February! When the excitement of January’s healthy eating resolutions starts to fizzle and the long, cold winter days leave us craving warm, hearty, comfort foods. What a combo! Don’t despair! Canadian Turkey … Continued

Six Success Strategies for Healthier Eating Habits

December 20, 2016

By Shannon Crocker, M.Sc. RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications The start of a new year is the perfect time to renew your passion for healthy eating. If you’ve resolved to eat better than you ever have, set yourself up for success … Continued

Make Canadian Turkey the Star of Your Festive Gatherings

November 30, 2016

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   A whole roasted turkey is the quintessential holiday classic. It’s the showstopper at your family feast that fills your house with an amazing aroma that makes mouths water in anticipation. Whether … Continued

Four Favourite Comfort Foods Made a Bit Better

November 1, 2016

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications As the colder weather starts to breeze in, warm, hearty comfort foods start to make their way onto our tables. They are always delicious, but not always nutritious. With a few simple … Continued

Eight Excellent Reasons to Love Turkey All Year Long

September 29, 2016

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications You know it’s fall when nights get cooler, leaves start changing colours, and everybody’s talking Thanksgiving turkey. It’s easy to understand why we love our Thanksgiving turkey – even the aroma of … Continued

Back to School!

August 31, 2016

Back To School: Healthy Eating Tips That Make a Mark When it comes to eating healthy, back to school routines can be a challenge. As a mom, I know that rushed mornings and after school activities can get in the … Continued

Good To Know

July 20, 2016

      5 Healthy Reasons to Grill a Turkey By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   During the summer months, I fire up the barbeque for many of our meals. Grilling is a tasty way to keep … Continued

Four Top Tips to Build a Better Burger

June 30, 2016

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications Follow Shannon on Twitter and Instagram @shancrockerRD   Nothing says summer quite like a juicy burger grilled on the barbeque. Sadly, fast food burgers have given this summer staple a bad health … Continued

Good-For-You Picnic Foods

June 1, 2016

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications Follow Shannon on Twitter and Instagram @shancrockerRD As a dietitian, mom and avid park visitor, I know that packing a good-for-you picnic that everyone enjoys takes a little creativity. It should include … Continued

Happy Victoria Day!

May 19, 2016

HAPPY VICTORIA DAY! Ahhh….the long weekend! Let’s all enjoy this time together, whether we choose to stay at home or enjoy it with friends and family at the cottage.  Of course, we can always enjoy a campfire outdoors as this … Continued

Turkey Cuts

April 21, 2016

Turkey is so versatile.  With cuts ranging from ground turkey, thighs, breasts, wings, the menu ideas are endless. Substitute turkey in any of your favourite recipes – soups, burgers, tacos, casseroles.  Once you make the switch, there is no going … Continued

BBQ Season is around the corner!

April 8, 2016

BBQ Season is around the corner! Spring is here but Mother Nature seems to have other plans on her mind.  That should not stop us from getting in the mood for summer.  Get the BBQ going and grill up some … Continued

Happy Easter!

March 24, 2016

Make your Easter extra special by including turkey on the menu. A tradition for many families, you can roast your turkey in a variety of ways. If traditionally, roasting a whole turkey is what you desire, be sure to visit … Continued

Spring is here!

March 21, 2016

Spring is here! Yes…it’s Spring.  That time to brush off the winter blues and enjoy what’s to come. Let’s start the season off right with some tasty meals….tasty turkey recipes that will be sure to please and put us in … Continued

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17, 2016

Top o’ the morning to you! We wish you and yours a happy St. Patrick’s Day. In the great tradition of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, wear a green shirt and eat some green food today! Here are some suggestions for … Continued

Daylight Savings Time Begins!

March 10, 2016

There are a number of signs that we wait for to tell us that spring is looming on the horizon. The earliest being the groundhogs and their very unreliable predictions way back in early February. Probably the next one is … Continued

Happy Leap Day!

February 29, 2016

Well that most interesting of days, Leap Day, is here! An extra day to add to our winter of course warms the hearts of many Canadians. In honour of Leap Day, we are challenging you to take a leap and … Continued

Heart Healthy Month

February 23, 2016

February is all about hearts – chocolate ones, red paper ones and most importantly, our own life-sustaining ones! It’s a good time to be attentive to keeping yourself healthy and happy. As February draws to a close, why not make … Continued

What Will You Feed Your Loved One?

February 8, 2016

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, you may be planning an intimate dinner at home instead of choosing to venture out for dinner at a restaurant. Show your love by preparing a unique meal meant to please and nourish your partner. … Continued

The Year of the Monkey

February 6, 2016

Well here we go, the Year of the Monkey begins! Xīnnián kuàilè! To celebrate and join in on the celebration, why not incorporate some of these delicious dishes into your menu this week. Traditionally, the Chinese New Year is celebrated … Continued

A Super Food for a Super Night!

February 3, 2016

Broncos or Panthers? Who’s it going to be? Does it really matter if you just want to enjoy a good game with good friends? The most important ingredient for a fun evening is good grub. And by that we mean, … Continued

Warm Up to Winter

January 26, 2016

Winter is at its peak, or so we hope. As all good Canadians know, we have no control over Mother Nature so we might as well get used to winter and make the most of it. One fantastic way to … Continued

A New Year, a New Start

January 7, 2016

The statistics on the success of New Year’s resolutions are miserable, so instead of pressuring yourself to achieve near impossible goals, why not just strive for a healthier you? One little step at a time. In fact, you’re probably far … Continued

Happy Holidays!

December 21, 2015

Whether you celebrate the Winter Solstice today, have already celebrated Hannukah, or are looking forward to Christmas or Kwanzaa, the Turkey Farmers of Canada wish you and your family joy and peace today and throughout 2016! We thank you for … Continued

All the Help You Could Possibly Need

December 15, 2015

With the holidays looming large on the horizon, there’s no need to panic. Whether it’s your first time hosting the family, or you’re experienced and looking for a new twist on your menu, we have all the info, tips and … Continued

Busy, Busy, Busy!

December 1, 2015

December is one crazy month! The last thing you want to do is spend hours in the kitchen making dinner when you have so much else to do. Just for this very reason, we have a line-up of “Half Hour … Continued

Why Not Celebrate Thanksgiving Again?

November 24, 2015

If you’re like us, any time is a good time to roast a turkey. So why not join our American friends this week and roast a whole turkey? Once roasted, freeze some of the meat to enjoy another week and … Continued

Let’s Celebrate Kids!

November 17, 2015

International Children’s Day is around the corner, a day that which was first proclaimed by the United Nations in the 1950s. The intent of observing Children’s Day is to initiate action to benefit and promote the welfare of children around … Continued

Let Comfort Food Season Begin!

November 11, 2015

If we were to be pessimistic we might say that November doesn’t have many redeeming features. However, on a positive note we like to think of November as the official launch of comfort food season. Let the rejoicing commence! Kids … Continued

Fill Up your Creepy Crawlers and Ghastly Ghosts!

October 27, 2015

The last thing any parent wants is their children drained from sugar overload on Hallowe’en. It’s always best to start their evenings with a healthy, balanced meal in their bellies before they start nibbling their loot. To that end, we … Continued

Embracing Ethnic Cuisine

October 22, 2015

October 24th has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. This year, we would like to tip our hat to the work that the United Nations does throughout the world, by providing some suggestions for great ethnic cuisine to … Continued

Canadians Care!

October 13, 2015

We asked for your help and you came through loud and clear! You took part by tweeting, posting, re-pinning and sharing in our #TurkeyFarmersCare campaign. As a result an additional $2,000 has been added to our initial $50,000 donation to … Continued

So Much Stuffing!

October 6, 2015

We recently asked our friendly food bloggers to create some new stuffing recipes that we could share on our website with Canadians from coast to coast to coast. We couldn’t have imagined the amazing recipes that they would send us! … Continued


October 2, 2015

Tasty Turkey and French’s mustard have come together to give Canadians a new Thanksgiving flavour to savour! French’s mustard will be displayed right next to grocery stores’ turkey bunkers, for you to enjoy them together for #TrueCanadianFlavour. Take home a … Continued

Countdown to Thanksgiving

October 2, 2015

  The time for reflection, family, sharing and caring is rapidly approaching…Thanksgiving is ten days away and now is the time to begin your planning and preparations. To maximize your enjoyment of the lead-up to Thanksgiving day, it’s important to … Continued

Cozy Fall-Friendly Recipes

September 16, 2015

There’s nothing quite as beautiful as autumn in Canada. Though you may be pining for the long days of summer, nature’s golden and crimson hues will win you over to the crisp, cool days of fall ahead. The added benefit … Continued

Fall is Approaching

September 10, 2015

It’s tough to face, but fall is rapidly approaching. Along with it come a regular, and busy, schedule and a rush to get dinner on the table each weeknight. Your children are growing and need good nourishment to keep them … Continued

Getting Back to School

August 27, 2015

There’s no way around it, those lunchboxes are going to need filling. And soon. Good nutrition at school is important for kids to maximize their learning and enjoyment of their school days. As a mom, your kids’ health and happiness … Continued

Keeping Your Kids Happy

August 19, 2015

No matter how well you plan your summer, the end of August inevitably comes barreling along ready to bring it to an end. Back-to-school time looms and moms know that getting back to a schedule may be an uphill battle. … Continued

Oh Canada, We’re Mid-Summer!

July 28, 2015

Unfortunately for some provinces, this coming weekend is not a long one, but still it’s likely to be a great weekend for all since Food Day Canada will be celebrated on Saturday, August 1st. What a great excuse to have … Continued

Keep Calm and BBQ

July 9, 2015

There’s no better way to enjoy the dog days of summer than relaxing and taking the cooking outside. As Canadians, our barbecue season is limited, so we really should enjoy it to the max while we can. Otherwise, we’ll be … Continued

Happy Birthday Canada!

June 26, 2015

The good thing about Canada Day being mid-week is that we can focus on celebrating the privilege of being Canadian and this amazing country that we live in. From coast to coast to coast, Canadians will gather together to mark … Continued

School’s Out for Summer!

June 22, 2015

For kids, it’s that magic time of year when the summer looms large and freedom is won. For parents, it’s the end of having a regular schedule. Don’t lose sight of the sizzling sensations of summer; take full advantage of … Continued

For the Best Dad

June 3, 2015

It’s a rare Dad that doesn’t enjoy barbecuing or at least a barbecued meal, so it’s time to roll up the sleeves and make that man happy! Lucky for you, we have lots of barbecue recipes for you to mull … Continued

Time to BBQ

May 25, 2015

May is flying by and so we better keep that barbecue going, because summer will soon be in full force. Fingers crossed that we have an outstanding barbecue season this year! We have more tasty turkey treats to suggest for … Continued

Thank you Queen Victoria!

May 15, 2015

Please curtsy, bow or tip your hat to Queen Victoria for being born in late May and inspiring a vacation day to be enjoyed by all Canadians. What would we do without our quintessential start to summer? While some may … Continued

Show Her You Love Her

May 4, 2015

Warning! Mother’s Day is fast approaching, so it’s time to get a card, gift, flowers and prepare to amaze that most important woman in your life. If you really want to impress her this year, pull out all the stops … Continued

Start the BBQ!

April 24, 2015

Perhaps if we get the barbeque out, cleaned up, and start barbequing, we could get spring and summer rolling whether Mother Nature is with us or not. So let’s get grilling! Did you know that with many cuts of turkey … Continued

Happy Easter! Happy Passover!

March 26, 2015

A whole turkey can be a quick and easy addition to your feast. It’s a lovely part of your family tradition, that you can roast in whichever way is best for you. Consider barbequing a breast or roast, barbequing a … Continued

Spring has Sprung

March 20, 2015

It’s finally here, that day on the calendar that we wait for all winter long. Though some of us may still have snowfalls and chilly mornings, we can cheer ourselves with the knowledge that it has to stop….soon. To celebrate … Continued

Top ‘o the Morning to You!

March 16, 2015

In honour of St. Patrick’s Day, we bring you the greenest (in a good way!) of our recipe offerings. Not a bad idea frankly, as these are healthy options that will also bring spring to mind! Enjoy one on its … Continued

Is It a Sign of Spring?

March 3, 2015

This weekend we spring forward into Daylight Savings Time. Though we may not be fans of losing an hour of our weekend, this rite of passage to spring is usually worth it. While some may consider this to have been … Continued

It’s Healthy Heart Month

February 20, 2015

February is healthy heart month, and though it’s almost over the focus on keeping our hearts healthy shouldn’t end with the turn of a calendar page. If you haven’t already, take a look at Dietitians of Canada’s Healthy Eating Guidelines … Continued

Family Day

February 11, 2015

This February, most of Canada has abundant snow and arenas to ensure plenty of wintery fun will be had this Family Day weekend. Whether it’s skating, skiing, snowshoeing, hockey, snowboarding or tobogganing, your family will have a blast playing together! … Continued

For the Love of Turkey!

February 6, 2015

The hustle and bustle of eating out for Valentine’s is getting old, isn’t it? Paying inflated prices and being rushed out the door to make room for the next couple…well it all takes away from the pure enjoyment of time … Continued

It’s Super Week!

January 26, 2015

In the lead up to the Superbowl, there is much to do: invitations to send, wagers to make, beverages and snacks to purchase and the all important dusting of the TV screen! Even those of us that don’t care for … Continued

Wishing You a Happy New Year

January 9, 2015

Often with the turn of the calendar, we want a fresh start and self-improvement becomes the topic of the day. A large part of that is often a goal to improve one’s health. We likely don’t have to tell you … Continued

‘Tis the Season for Entertaining!

December 1, 2014

As we near the holiday season, sometimes we can get overwhelmed with all the preparations. There are gifts to buy, decorating to do and meals to plan. The more help we can get, the better. To help you with your … Continued

It’s Soup Time!

October 31, 2014

  It’s the time of year when Canadians head indoors, and take to their kitchens to make delicious, comforting foods to get us through the harsh damp and cold of the next six months. We don our coziest clothes, put … Continued

‘Tis the Season to Begin Entertaining

September 22, 2014

  It seems as we head into fall, the season for entertaining family and friends begins as we try to bring fun and laughter to life spent mostly indoors. With Thanksgiving on the horizon, and the holiday season following soon … Continued

Easing back into Routine

August 29, 2014

If you’ve checked your calendar lately, you’ve realized that Back-to-School is literally around the corner. But you already know that if you’ve heard a minute of radio or watched a moment of TV recently. Knowing how much you have on … Continued

Poof… Summer’s almost gone!

August 12, 2014

We know you don’t want to hear it, but the end of August brings knapsack shopping, pencil sharpening and a need to locate footwear other than flip flops. Brace yourself: Labour Day comes early this year, so organization will be … Continued

BBQ Season Requires BBQ Magnificence!

July 17, 2014

Who doesn’t love a good BBQ recipe? If left to our own devices, how many of us grill the same thing the same way, time and again? Hands up! Thought so, there’s a sea of us out there. But this … Continued

It’s Salad Season

July 14, 2014

So many Canadians wait out winter with dreams of the sunny summer months. What a relief to finally be able to get outside now and soak up some sun and warmth after a long, cold winter. Part of that enjoyment … Continued

Meet Our Turkey Champions!

June 19, 2014

We are so fortunate to work with some amazing food bloggers all across Canada. Last year, we teamed up with Mushrooms Canada to engage ten Canadian food bloggers to create two barbeque recipes each using mushrooms and turkey. Well, as … Continued

Welcome to Tasty Turkey!

June 19, 2014

  We are so excited to bring you our all-new website, tastyturkey.ca. We hope that you’ve found us easily and find the website to be user-friendly and helpful. With each passing season or holiday, we will highlight different content on … Continued