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Three Healthy Habits to Stick with in 2024

January 22, 2024

If healthy eating is on your resolution radar for 2024, you’re not alone. Instead of restrictive resolutions that can take the pleasure out of eating, refocus on the positive and think about adding in foods to make you feel great. … Continued

5 Steps to Hosting a Healthy Holiday Potluck with Turkey

December 12, 2023

Tis the season to celebrate! The joy of holiday gatherings is upon us, and what better way to bring friends and family together than with a nourishing holiday potluck? Potlucks are a fantastic way to get all the deliciousness and … Continued

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Five Tasty and Healthy Turkey Sandwiches

November 1, 2023

In November, National Sandwich Day is celebrated, so I’m sharing five delicious, nutritious turkey sandwiches – why not enjoy a new sandwich every week this month?! How to Build a Satisfying Sandwich  Before we dig into some super sandwich ideas, … Continued

7 Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe Ideas

October 2, 2023

I love everything Thanksgiving! From the menu planning, the turkey roasting, the guests gathering, and right through to the final bite of pumpkin pie, it’s my favourite holiday. With so many amazing turkey recipes, it’s hard to choose just one, … Continued

Turkey Boasts Brain-Boosting Nutrients

August 31, 2023

Five Nutrients in Turkey for Healthy Brains Learning and eating well are hot topics for September! Not only is it back-to-school time for the kiddos, but it’s also a popular time to hit the reset button on your own health … Continued

Four Tips for Simple Summer Meals

August 9, 2023

There’s still lots of time to get grilling this summer! And with these four simple strategies that save you cooking time, you can spend more time soaking up the last of our sun-drenched summer days. Grill a Spatchcock Flattening, or … Continued

Delicious Make-Ahead Summer Meals with Turkey

July 7, 2023

Summer is the season for get-togethers with friends and family to enjoy casual outdoor meals. Whether taking a cooler to the cottage or a potluck picnic in the park, turkey is terrific for summertime make-ahead meals. Here are three yummy, … Continued

A Dietitian’s Four Top Tips for Grilling Delicious Turkey

June 2, 2023

  When the heat of summer finally rolls around, and the grill gets fired up, turkey is my family’s top choice for barbeque meals. Delicious, lean, and packed with good nutrition, grilled turkey can’t be beat! Whether you are new … Continued

3 Reasons This Dietitian Pairs Turkey and Veggies

May 8, 2023

The dietitian in me loves an excuse to pack in extra veggies wherever I can, and cooking with turkey makes it easy. Turkey and veggies just go together – like peanut butter and jam or stir fry and chili crisp. … Continued

Five Tasty Turkey Recipes for Any Easter Celebration

March 30, 2023

One of the best reasons to choose turkey? Its versatility! From flavour pairings to cooking methods, there are so many delicious ways to enjoy turkey. Whether you’re enjoying a cozy Easter dinner for two or cooking brunch for a crowd, … Continued

One-Pot Turkey Recipes to Make Meals Easy!

March 8, 2023

One-pot meals are a huge hit in my house. They’re an easy way to pack a whole lot of nutrition in one meal, while saving on dishes and clean-up time. Win-win-win! For some delicious inspiration any day of the week, … Continued

Share the Love with Shareable Turkey Dishes

February 9, 2023

As a dietitian and foodie, food is naturally my language of love. Creating a nourishing meal and sharing it with family and friends is how I show that I care. And February brings with it a few big days to … Continued

Simple, Budget-Friendly Ways to Eat Well

January 10, 2023

By Shannon Crocker, MSc RD PHEc Don’t let food costs hold you back from your health goals this year. Simple strategies are the key to sustainable success. Here are 5 dietitian-approved strategies to help you eat delicious and nourishing food … Continued

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Six Tasty Turkey Recipes for Holiday Entertaining

December 7, 2022

By Shannon Crocker MSC RD PHEc Entertaining over the holidays? Make your holiday tasty with turkey! From traditional Christmas dinner to New Year’s Day Brunch, here are my top choices for turkey recipes that will shine on your holiday menus.   … Continued

Five Easy Recipes for Comforting, Healthy Soups and Stews

November 8, 2022

By Shannon Crocker MSC RD PHEc   Soups and stews are the ultimate comfort food—ideal, simple meals to enjoy as the cooler weather arrives. Got leftover turkey? Add it in a hearty stew or a delicious fall soup. Adding turkey to … Continued

4 Deliciously Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Recipes

October 1, 2022

By Shannon Crocker MSC RD PHEc   A friend of mine just told me he’s planning a Mexican-inspired Thanksgiving including roast turkey with spicy seasonings and sides, such as grilled corn, to go with it. Now I’m a traditionalist when it … Continued

3 Easy Back-to-School Weeknight Dinners Turned into Tasty Leftover Lunches

September 2, 2022

By Shannon Crocker MSC RD PHEc   Back-to-school time already?! Between activities, work, and chauffeuring the kiddos, the last thing you have a lot of time for is planning and preparing balanced meals. But there’s no need to rely on expensive … Continued

5 Easy Make-Ahead Meal Ideas for Camping, Cabins, and Cottages

August 10, 2022

If you’re heading to the cottage, campground or your favourite cabin in the woods, here are five easy make-ahead meal ideas that save time so you can eat well and still enjoy the great outdoors.   Turkey skewers I think … Continued

4 Grilled Turkey Ideas for Simple Summer Meals

June 30, 2022

By Shannon Crocker MSC RD PHEc   When it comes to food, summer is the best season! With an abundance of local, in-season veggies that pair perfectly with turkey (always in season), it’s a super time to get outside and grill … Continued

How to Create a Satisfying Salad Meal

June 6, 2022

By Shannon Crocker MSC RD PHEc   Maybe you grew up with the idea that salads are mostly lettuce with basic dressing. Maybe they were something to start your meal, or an addition to your summer barbecue table. But I’m here … Continued

3 Ways to Refresh Your Spring Menus

May 10, 2022

By Shannon Crocker MSC RD PHEc 3 Ways to Refresh Your Spring Menus Spring has sprung (finally!). If you’re looking for some light, nourishing, and delicious dishes to replace those heartier winter comfort foods, I’ve got you covered. Here are three … Continued

Five Tasty Turkey Brunch Menus

April 12, 2022

If you love brunch like me, this post is for you. Easter brunch can be as simple as turkey n’ waffle sandwiches or as elegant as a roast turkey dinner. And it always includes chocolate eggs, so what’s not to … Continued

Turkey: A Nourishing Ingredient for Good Health

March 10, 2022

March is Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is Ingredients for a Healthier Tomorrow with a focus on sustainable food choices for you and for the planet. To celebrate, I’m sharing with you two delicious recipes from the Nourish to … Continued

Delicious Meal and Snack Ideas for February Get Togethers

February 10, 2022

Is anyone else craving connection? If so, then you’re in luck, because February is filled with three fun events to celebrate with friends and family.  Eating a meal with others is a super way to connect, so I’m showcasing a … Continued

Fuel Your Health with Turkey

January 11, 2022

If you’ve got eating well, being active and feeling great on your intentions list for January (and beyond!), turkey is a terrific choice to help you meet your goals. Here’s why you can feel good about adding turkey to your … Continued

Freezer-friendly Meals with Turkey Leftovers

December 17, 2021

Are you excited for the holidays this year? I am! In fact, I’m already planning my holiday meal. A whole roasted turkey is my favourite part of the holiday feast. My next favourite part? Turning turkey leftovers into nutritious and … Continued

7 Holiday Appetizers to Impress Your Guests

December 1, 2021

This holiday season we’re gathering again with family and friends and that’s worth celebrating! I’ve rounded up seven of my favourite turkey appetizers that are guaranteed to impress your guests and make entertaining a breeze.   Charcuterie & Grazing Boards … Continued

Simple Ways to Create a Meal-Worthy Soup

November 2, 2021

Tips to Make Satisfying Soups If you’re craving comfort food that nourishes your body and soul, soup’s got you covered! When it comes to soup, anything goes. You can follow a recipe, or you can freestyle it and create a … Continued

Dream Thanksgiving Menus by Chef Lynn Crawford

September 27, 2021

A holiday centered around food is always enticing, but it sounds even more appealing after a year full of virtual dinners and celebrations. This October we welcome you back to the Thanksgiving you remember—with a table packed with roasted turkey, … Continued

Tips for a Stress-free Thanksgiving Dinner

September 27, 2021

This Thanksgiving, I’m grateful to enjoy a small gathering with my family for our favourite holiday. Like millions of other Canadians, we skipped the traditional feast last year, so I’m excited to bring back the classics we love so much: … Continued

3 Easy and Healthy Packed Lunches

September 1, 2021

By Shannon Crocker MSC RD PHEc   Packed lunches: love ’em or hate ’em? Packing lunch day in, day out can add stress or feel like a chore, but it doesn’t have to be that way. If you’re heading back to … Continued

Super Summer Time-Saver Suppers: It’s All About the Extras

August 1, 2021

Summer and all its pleasures are fleeting, so—like many Canadians—I get outside as often as possible. The goal: more time with family and friends in the backyard or on a beach, and much less time in the kitchen.  Even if … Continued


July 1, 2021

By Shannon Crocker MSC RD PHEc 3 MORE WAYS TO ENJOY GRILLED TURKEY THIS SUMMER Whether you’re at the cottage, at a campsite, or hanging out on your patio, there’s nothing quite like cooking a meal over hot coals (or a … Continued

5 Easy, Healthy and Tasty Grilled Turkey Summer Salads

June 1, 2021

By Shannon Crocker MSC RD PHEc If you’re looking for something easy, healthy and tasty to enjoy outside on the patio, balcony or picnic blanket, grilled turkey salads are it! Turkey is perfect for grilling. Turkey is perfect for the barbecue … Continued

Tired of Cooking? Turkey to the Rescue!

May 1, 2021

By Shannon Crocker MSC RD PHEc During the pandemic, many Canadians have been spending more time in the kitchen – that is, when we’re not in a Zoom meeting or supervising our kids’ virtual learning. We’re stressed out and pressed for … Continued

6 NEW Ways to Make Roast Turkey This Easter

March 25, 2021

By Shannon Crocker MSC RD PHEc   What comes to mind when you think of Easter dinner? Like many of you, I love the traditional feast of roast turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes. But, since we’re having a small, … Continued

Healthy Eating Your Way

March 1, 2021

By Shannon Crocker MSC RD PHEc What’s the best food to eat? As a dietitian I’m often asked questions like “what’s the best diet?” or “what’s the one food I should be eating to boost my health?”. Here’s the thing, there’s … Continued

3 Easy Meals with Big Batch Ground Turkey

February 2, 2021

By Shannon Crocker, MSc RD PHEc   We’ve all been there. You have great intentions on Monday. Dinner is planned and ingredients are ready to roll. And then…life takes over. I get it! If you need a little help to … Continued

5 Healthy Meals to Boost Energy and Feel Great

January 8, 2021

By Shannon Crocker MSC RD PHEc   Happy New Year! Are you kick-starting 2021 with a re-booting of healthy habits? If being active and eating healthy are on your resolution radar, you’re off to a great start! Moving your body … Continued

Holiday Menus for Two, Four or Six

November 30, 2020

By: Shannon Crocker MSc RD PHEc   Nostalgia has a firm grip on me this holiday season. I don’t know if it’s the dusting of snow I see out my home office window or because I keep hearing how this … Continued

Step Up Your Holiday Dinner Game with 7 Interesting Whole Roast Turkey Recipes

November 25, 2020

When turkey aromas fill the kitchen, it’s a sure sign that the holidays are upon us. We all love a good family whole roasted turkey recipe, but if you want to put a twist on the traditional dish and try … Continued

6 Unique Side Dishes to Serve with Holiday Dinners

November 25, 2020

When you think of classic holiday dinner sides, there are a few iconic recipes that come to mind. And, while we all love a good mashed potato, we should also embrace the idea of switching up the side dish recipe … Continued

5 Mouth-Watering Dinner Ideas for the Holiday Season Under 400 Calories

November 25, 2020

Being health conscious doesn’t have to be boring! Clocking in at under 400 calories per serving, these delicious dinner recipes are a great way to enjoy protein-packed, nourishing meals without sacrificing flavour and enjoyment this holiday season.   Lemon-Garlic-Turkey Zucchini … Continued

6 Recipes That are Perfect for Holiday Dinners of Any Size This Year

November 25, 2020

We may have smaller, virtual, or distant gatherings this year, but turkey can still help you celebrate the holidays in a memorable way and bring some joy to your table. If you’re going to roast a whole turkey this year … Continued

Easy Energy Boosting Lunches

November 1, 2020

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications Working from home, home-schooling kids or going to a workplace, no matter what your weekday looks like, lunch needs to be quick and easy! It should also give you a boost of … Continued

How to Keep Up Thanksgiving Traditions This Year

October 1, 2020

By: Shannon Crocker, MSc RD PHEc   Thanksgiving celebrations are poised to look different this year but that doesn’t mean we can’t still make the most of them. I’ve promised my bubble buddies that we’ll still cook a traditional roast … Continued

6 Nourishing Turkey Soups for Easy Back to School Suppers

September 1, 2020

Article by: Shannon Crocker MSc RD PHEc As we head towards the fall, with kids going back to school and more adults heading back to work, cooking meals at home, with nutrient-rich, minimally processed foods is one way you can … Continued

3 Ways to Wow Your Social Circles This August

July 31, 2020

Summer soirées with our social circles are smaller in size but they can still be big on fun and mighty tasty! Here are three delicious ways to wow your social circle in your backyard this summer: 1. Nibbling on Foods … Continued

3 Tasty Turkey Burgers to Satisfy Your Summer BBQ Cravings

June 30, 2020

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   Summer plans may look a little more muted than we all expected this year. Planning for regular outdoor meals, whether it’s around a physically distanced campfire or quiet cottage getaway, can … Continued

3 Tasty Ways to Love Turkey in June

June 3, 2020

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   Whether you’re hopping on your bike or firing up the grill, June brings warmer weather so that we can get outside and responsibly enjoy long awaited summer days. Here are three … Continued

In Manitoba, June is Turkey Month!

June 1, 2020

Normally, June marks the beginning of summer and the end of the school year. While our summers look much different this year due to COVID-19, one thing that has not changed is Turkey Month in our beautiful province! Manitoba’s Agriculture … Continued

It’s Easy Cooking with Canadian Turkey

May 1, 2020

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications It’s now been a while since social distancing began and we’re collectively continuing to stay safe at home as much as we can.  That means we’ve all been cooking and eating at … Continued

Need meal ideas? Turkey is here to help.

April 1, 2020

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   Need meal ideas? Turkey is here to help. This year, with social and physical distancing practices in place, your Easter will look a little different. That’s okay. Your family can still … Continued

Turkey Tag Team: Cook great dishes together this March!

March 2, 2020

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   March is Nutrition Month! Dietitians across Canada, including myself, are celebrating the goodness of food beyond nutrition. What’s that now? Food is much more than the nutrition value it provides. How … Continued

Bring Turkey to the Table for Foodtastic February Events

February 5, 2020

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications As Canadians, we know that February can be challenging from a weather perspective. There’s not a lot of sunshine. It’s cold (still!). The barbecue’s hidden under a heap of snow. And, we’re … Continued

Meal Prep like a pro with Turkey

January 8, 2020

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   Did you make New Year’s Resolutions? After a month of holiday festivities, New Year’s resolutions are in full-swing and healthy eating is top of mind. If eating well is on your … Continued

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Celebrate with the Deliciousness of Turkey

December 3, 2019

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications What does it mean to you to share a holiday meal with your family and friends? Sitting around a festive holiday table enjoying a traditional meal with my family is my happy … Continued

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Turkey’s Super for ALL Occasions

October 30, 2019

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications When you think of turkey, what comes to mind? Holidays? Healthy? Delicious? Versatile? Family? Comfort? Easy-to-cook? Party food? Turkey is all those things! When planning meals, we have different criteria depending on … Continued

Jessica Emin’s Ultimate Hot Turkey on a Grilled Cheese

October 10, 2019

What’s one of the best things about Thanksgiving dinner, other than getting to spend time with family and friends? The delicious leftovers and the many ways you can incorporate them into your favourite dishes! This Thanksgiving weekend why not try … Continued

Pomegranate Apple Cider Sangria

October 3, 2019

What’s a Thanksgiving dinner without great cocktails on hand? Our friend Tanya Bates of Extra For Avocado created this Pomegranate Apple Cider Sangria – perfect for making ahead of time and catering to a large crowd. The classic fall flavour … Continued

Roasted Beer Brined Turkey

October 3, 2019

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and just a few days before that marks the first-ever Canadian Beer Day on October 9! If you love a dark beer and want to mark both occasions at once, this Roasted Beer Brined … Continued

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Creating New Traditions with Canadian Turkey

September 11, 2019

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications Every Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember, we’ve had a big family gathering and a delicious feast of roasted turkey with sides of fall veggies. Oh, and pie, of course! … Continued

Perfect for Entertaining: The Turkey Charcuterie Board!

September 3, 2019

Recipe Prepared by Lisa Dawn Bolton Fall is just weeks away and with that, the holiday season will be here before we know it. We know the season brings parties and gatherings with friends and family, and if you’re hosting, … Continued

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Grill Once, Eat Twice: The Best Time-Saver For Packed Lunches

August 14, 2019

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications Do you still barbeque once the back-to-school routine starts up? I sure do! I fire up the barbeque regularly in the fall months. It helps me hang onto that sweet summer vibe … Continued

Turkey Schnitzel on a Bun

July 25, 2019

Crispy, salty, spicy turkey schnitzel; it’s the best beside a potato salad, and before a strawberry shortcake. This turkey schnitzel from Jessica Emin is way easier than you think to make, because it is only fried in a shallow little … Continued

Body by Turkey – Chest Day

July 10, 2019

It’s time to lean in, work out and get that Body by Turkey! On this episode of Body by Turkey, Leansquad’s Phil Mackenzie is serving up that Monday Motivation, with his at-home chest workout, featuring pushups, presses and chest flies. … Continued

Body by Turkey – Leg Day

July 10, 2019

Happy Wellness Wednesday Body by Turkey fans! On today’s episode of Body by Turkey, it’s Leg Day! Leansquad’s Phil Mackenzie takes us through a leg-focused workout you can do at home; with lunges, jumps, and curls to get those legs … Continued

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Grilling Turkey on the Dark Side

July 9, 2019

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications Summer finally arrived Canada and it’s full-on steamy! When it’s so hot outside, I head to the grill. If you ask my husband and kids, I’m a bit of a grilling fanatic … Continued

Body by Turkey – Wing Day

July 8, 2019

By: Turkey Farmers of Canada Lean in, workout & get your Body by Turkey! This week on Body by Turkey, we’re teaming up with Leansquad’s Phil Mackenzie to work those drumsticks! For Wing Day, Phil walks us through his go-to … Continued

Body by Turkey – The Full Bird

July 3, 2019

By: Turkey Farmers of Canada Lean in, workout & get your Body by Turkey! Today, we’re launching the Body by Turkey program, a YouTube fitness series designed to carve your body for summer. Hosted by former rugby player and Canadian … Continued

Ground Turkey: Think Outside the Burger Bun!

June 26, 2019

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications What do you think of when you think about cooking ground turkey on the barbeque? If I was a betting gal, I’d say burgers. Me too! You can’t beat the simplicity of … Continued

Five EASY, Crave-worthy Turkey Recipes You’ll Love this BBQ Season

May 27, 2019

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications Grilling season is FINALLY here! When warm weather hits there’s nothing better than a meal made on the grill that’s enjoyed while relaxing on the patio. Relaxation aside, grilling is one of … Continued

Cook Once, Eat Twice: How to Create Healthy, Balanced Meals with Turkey Leftovers

April 23, 2019

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   Does the thought of cooking a healthy, balanced meal on weeknights give you a wee bit of stress sometimes? You’re not alone! One of the biggest challenges people tell me they … Continued

Delicious Family Meals with Canadian Turkey

March 26, 2019

  As a dietitian, I strongly believe that healthy eating is not only about what you eat, but also about how you eat. Cooking meals at home, eating together and enjoying what you eat is all part of eating well. … Continued

Three Tasty Recipes to Power Up Your Plate with Turkey

February 22, 2019

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   I’m so happy March is finally here! Not only is our Canadian winter freeze starting to thaw (fingers crossed!), but March is also Nutrition Month. I’m joining registered dietitians across Canada … Continued

Keep Valentines Day Light yet Luscious with Turkey

January 28, 2019

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   Keep Valentines Day Light yet Luscious with Turkey  Want a sure fire way to impress the love of your life? Cook a sumptuous Valentine’s Day Dinner for them with turkey. Better … Continued

Eating Well in January and Beyond with Simple, Satisfying Suppers

January 1, 2019

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   Have you resolved to eat better this year? January is probably (definitely!) the healthiest month of the year for a lot of folks. Seems like everyone you know kicks off the … Continued

Three Strategies To Take the Stress Out of Holiday Meals

November 23, 2018

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Do you know that song? I start singing it in November. It reminds me to stay calm and enjoy the holidays since December is … Continued

Turkey Makes Any Day Delicious

October 29, 2018

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications   One of the greatest turkey days of the year – Christmas – is just around the corner, but you don’t need to wait until the holidays to enjoy the goodness that … Continued

Celebrating Traditions with Canadian Turkey

October 1, 2018

By Shannon Crocker MSc RD, Vibrant Nutrition Communications                 What do  your Thanksgiving traditions look like? I love everything Thanksgiving! From the menu planning, the turkey roasting, the guests gathering and right through to … Continued

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. Here … 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