Turkey Zone
Turkey breast is a fantastically versatile meat, tasty, low in fat and healthy too!’

Our Turkey Zone helps you find out everything you need to know about turkey, whether it’s where to find it in your supermarket, how it’s farmed or why it’s so good for you. You’ll find it all here.
Reheating Turkey
Our tips for storing and reheating cooked turkey.


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Why turkey is good for you
Turkey is high in protein, essential for growth and repair as part of a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.


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In your supermarket
Turkey is available in the fresh meat aisle of most supermarkets. It comes in a variety of cuts, making it just as versatile as chicken.


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The perfect roast turkey
To enjoy the perfect roast turkey simply follow our step by step guide to ensure your turkey is cooked to perfection.


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Turkey farming
Knowing where your food comes from and where meat has been reared has become increasingly important to consumers.


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Common kitchen hygiene mistakes
Hygiene is perhaps the most important thing you need to know about cooking, yet tragically it’s also one of the most often neglected.


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Four simple tips every cook should know
A selection of classic kitchen tips that will make your home cooking just that little bit easier.


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Herbs and spices no kitchen should be without
The herbs and spices that every kitchen should be equipped with, and how best to use them.


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How to achieve crispy turkey skin
The holy grail of the home chef is achieving that perfect, crisp, brown skin across the breast of a roast turkey. Here's how to do it.


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In praise of one pot meals
One pot meals are an absolute gift to the busy cook. Here are a few reasons why you should learn to embrace the one pot method.


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Introducing your kids to cooking
Getting kids into cooking in the first place isn’t hard. The trick is to do it in a way that will keep that interest alive as they get older.


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Takeaway alternatives
With a bit of turkey and a few carefully chosen ingredients you can whip up virtually any take away dish you desire.


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Things every dad should know in the kitchen
There are lots of hints and tips for mums on this website, but that doesn’t mean dads get to stay out of the kitchen!


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To brine or not to brine: The big question
The point in brining is to allow the turkey to soak up more moisture and flavour before it goes into the oven. But is it worth it?


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Romantic recipes for summer
The month of August is the traditional time period where, for one shining calendar month, you're allowed to leave behind the drudgery of everyday life...


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It's time for a picnic! Delicious recipes for al fresco dining
Salads are ideal picnic foods because they're light, refreshing and can be bundled up efficiently into containers. These particular salads are especially delicious on a summer's day.


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Spotlight on cranberries
Cranberries are the unsung heroes of the berry world. Sure, everybody knows that they're the ideal partner for turkey and it would be inconceivable for many people to even consider embarking upon a turkey ...


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Which wines go well with turkey?
There are so many recipes on this site and so many of them are perfect for a dinner party. There's nothing quite like inviting a gaggle of close friends around for a slap-up turkey-based dinner So, what kind of wine should you serve with dinner?


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4 Ways with turkey sandwiches
The turkey sandwich is a deli classic. What's more it's one of the most versatile lunches out there, with a myriad of options, textures and flavours to combine. You can make it into a gourmand's extravaganza or one of the most healthy bread-based options out there.


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How turkey can help you get more out of your workout
Almost everybody is aware of the health benefits of turkey. Here we explore the ways in which to maximise the amount of benefit around your workout.


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How to keep your motivation when you're on a diet
No matter what the weight-loss evangelists say, there are points in every dieter's life where dieting just seems like the worst idea in the world. Here we explore the best cheats.


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Weight loss before breakfast
When your life is already crammed full it can be really difficult to find time to exercise. Here are some tips for getting a workout in no matter how busy you are.


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Getting started: Achieving the right mindset for weight loss
Everybody hates diets but if you think ahead and anticipate potential difficulties you can shed the pounds without making yourself or your loved ones miserable.


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Free radicals, macronutrients and other tricky terms: How to talk about nutrition
Here we look at a simple Turkey Ham Citrus Salad recipe in order to demonstrate just what all these tricky nutritional terms mean.




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How to make unhealthy meals into healthier options without losing the flavour
We all enjoy a bit of indulgence here and there, but if you're trying to lose weight, eating the same meal as the rest of the family can prove something of a nightmare.


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The perfect partner: Foolproof side dishes for a turkey roast
There really is nothing like a roast turkey to get the taste-buds twitching with excitement. Just the sight of that golden brown bird being lifted from the oven is enough to make anyone feel good about life.


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Four kitchen tips that save valuable time
If you’ve got a weakness for takeaway or ready meals, there’s a good chance it’s because you're starved of time. These tips will help you find more time to cook from scratch.


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A guide to curries
Turkey tikka masala
A turkey curry is a great meal at any time of year. Our guide to curries lists the basic types of curry, going from mildest to strongest and we’ve even linked to a few of our own curry recipes.


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Easy tips to make recipes healthier
If you want to try something different it's possible to make lots of recipes healthy just by swapping out some of the more unhealthy ingredients for leaner alternatives, and without sacrificing the taste!


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How to smoke turkey
As any American will tell you, smoked turkey one of the easiest ways to get moist, succulent meat and a deep, full flavour from your bird.


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8 Tools every kitchen should have
A chef is only as good as the tools at their disposal. We're here to tell you which eight tools are an essential for every kitchen.


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Cooking terms you need to understand
Chefs love throwing around words like sauté, sweat and reduce as if everyone knows what they’re talking about. So here's our guide to some of the techniques you’ll hear thrown around a lot in healthy recipes.



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Easy sauces to perk up any meal
Sauces are a great way to give even the most basic meal a bit of flare. Here are a few of our favourite sauces, all of them producing fantastic results when poured over some turkey, vegetables, rice or pasta.



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How to store your leftovers
Turkey subs
One thing we’re very keen on here at Lean on Turkey is making sure that leftover turkey gets used up. But how do you store your leftovers? How long will they last?


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Making your children’s lunches healthy (but fun!)
We've got lots of healthy recipes and fun tips that will ensure the kids eat their whole lunch, and enjoy it!



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Kitchen myth busting
We look behind some of the most commonly known rules about cooking that don’t stand up to examination in our guide to kitchen myth busting.


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The secrets of great pasta
Pasta is a great accompaniment to all manner of low-fat recipes. We know a few kitchen secrets that will make even the most straightforward pasta in tomato sauce taste amazing!



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Washing up made easy
Unless you've got a dishwasher, the washing up is an essential but unpleasant part of every meal. Fortunately there are a number of ways you can make this job far easier.


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6 Things you didn't know go with turkey
We all know the classic turkey combinations. Stuffing, sausages, roast potatoes, cranberry sauce, they’re classics for a reason. However, once you step outside of the traditional recipes, there’s a new and exciting world of flavours to be explored.


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How best to manage your kitchen space
By using the kitchen space you have effectively you can turn the kitchen from a cramp, cluttered mess into a finely tuned machine, where everything you need is always within reach.


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How To Prevent Common Kitchen Disasters
It’s a tragic but unavoidable fact that in the kitchen not everything is always going to go exactly the way we would desire it to. Accidents happen. Mess happens. Things go wrong. Fortunately, there are solutions.


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Surprising solutions to common kitchen queries
When it comes to cooking there are all sorts of questions that we all have our own answers to. There are many helpful kitchen tips out there, so we take you through some of trickiest kitchen questions.


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The art of great finger food
While a sit down meal is great, sometimes it’s nice to have an occasion where everyone isn't so static. Sometimes it’s good to put on a spread that doesn't require place setting, or even cutlery! Here’s a rough guide to finger food.


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The secret of using every last bit of leftover roast
If you’ve just had a huge roast dinner and are left with a table full of half-finish turkey carcass, untouched mashed potato and rogue Brussels sprouts, here’s our guide to using up your leftovers effectively.


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Three new ways to roast your turkey
There are a few novel tips for roasting your turkey that are out there for the more experimental chefs among you. These might sound strange, but they can get you some amazing results. For instance:


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Turkey myths busted
Here in the Turkey Zone we like to smash myths and misconceptions. Here are a few things you might erroneously believe:


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