Turkey Jerky is a great low carb snack for those who are looking to lose weight. It's a very high protein recipe that can be eaten on-the-go. Best of all, it also tastes great. To stay on a healthy program, you must enjoy your food. Turkey jerky helps you do that.
Turkey jerky is also packed with amino acids, tryptophan, selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and phosphorus.
These important nutrients help protect against cancer and provides cardiovascular protection. The B vitamins are important for energy production.
Here are some great turkey jerky recipes to get you started:
1 lb turkey breast, sliced thin
3 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 Tbsp. liquid smoke
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
10 dashes of Tabasco sauce
1-1/2 tsp. hickory seasoning liquid
1 Tbsp onion salt.
Once you have all of your ingredients laid out, mix them all together in a marinade dish. Marinate for 8-24 hours, depending upon how flavorful you want it.
Take the chicken strips out of the marinade. Place the turkey strips in a dehydrator or on sheets for the oven. Dehydrate until the jerky is tough/crips. The time wil vary based on the method you use for dehydration.
However, it usually takes around 12-35 hours.
Add extra Tabasco for a more spicy flavor.
Here's another turkey jerky recipe you may like as well.
Tomato Turkey Jerky
1 lb ground turkey
2 Tbsp tomato paste
2 tsp. brewer's yeast
1 tsp. garlic powder
Preheat the over to 120 degrees (or lowest setting). You can also use a dehydrator if you have one available.
Combine all of the ingredients and mix well. Line a jelly roll pan with foil and spread the meat mixture on it. Flatten the mixture to about 1/4 inch thick using your hands.
Place the meat mixture in the oven and prop the oven door open a crack so that the moisture can escape. (or follow the directions on your food dehydrator)
Bake for about 2 hours or until the meat is quite dry. Remove the meat from the oven and place another sheet of foil over it.
Grasp both sheets of foil and flip the meat over and peel of the foil from the now top. Place the meat back in the oven with the door propped open and bake for another 1-2 hours.
Meat should be red and crispy when finished.
These two turkey jerky recipes are both low in fat and low in carbs. They are perfect for anyone looking to stay in great shape.
Kim Roach is the fitness reporter at HealthyEveryDay.com , where you will find more healthy recipes and nutrition articles .