Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Meaty Comparison! Why reading labels matters!

I was buying turkey sausage, turkey brats (and still will) thinking that was a great way to go (and it can be if you're looking for a sausage, brat alternative) but if you're avoiding other meats, such as boneless, skinless chicken thighs then you're missing out!

While it is true that we should stay away from darker meats, this is a great way to enjoy it because it is boneless and most importantly skinless. When looking at nutritional labels it's better than the turkey sausages and brats and fairs pretty close with the chicken breast which is always hailed as supreme (which it is, but the dark meat thigh doesn't follow too far behind...and we NEVER hear of eating chicken thighs *gasp*). Now you can GO FOR IT!
The guys in my family are very happy I have added this staple to our weekly menu!

 

Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage
Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Serving Size (109 g)
Calories
160
Total Fat
10.0 g
Total Carbohydrates
0 g
 Protein
17 g
Saturated Fat
2.5 g
Cholesterol
          65mg
Sodium
650 mg





Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs
Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Serving Size (112g)
Calories
110
Total Fat
4g
Total Carbohydrates
0g
Protein
20g
Saturated Fat
3g
Cholesterol 
80-90mg
Sodium
250mg



Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Serving Size: 112g   
Calories
110
Calories
Total Fat
2.5g

Total Carbohydrate
0g

Protein
23g

Saturated Fat
.5g
Cholesterol
65mg

Sodium

120mg






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