Can Babies Eat Turkey

Can Babies Eat Turkey?

Turkey is the meat from domesticated or wild turkeys. It is a famous poultry dish, traditionally consumed in North America for Thanksgiving and for Christmas. Turkey meat is used in standard cuisine as well. It is sold sliced, ground, whole, smoked as turkey ham and turkey bacon.

Ground turkey is considered to be healthier than ground beef, and turkey bacon is far healthier than pork bacon. Turkeys are usually brined before roasting, in order to enhance their flavor and moisture content. They are usually baked or roasted, but in some parts they are deep fried in hot oil.

Turkey is high in protein and vitamins B6, B3, B5 and it is also a good source of phosphorus, zinc, iron and magnesium.

Is Turkey Healthy For Babies?

Turkey is a good source of protein and nutrients, which support your baby’s growth and development. However there are three different labels for turkey: free-range, vegetarian-fed and pasture-raised. When buying turkey for your baby, look for pasture-raised turkey, because the natural diet of turkeys results in a greater nutritional value. You can give turkey to your baby once he starts eating solid food, at the age of 6 months old.

Turkey & Sage Casserole

Ingredients: 1 tsp olive oil, ½ small onion, ½ clove garlic, 1 medium potato, 1 small carrot, ½ small parsnip, 200ml water, 120g minced turkey breast, 10 small cooked sprouts, 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme, 1 tsp chopped fresh sage.

Finely shop the onion, peel and also finely chop the potato, the carrot and the parsnip and the cooked sprouts. Heat the olive oil is a small pan over medium heat, fry the onion, garlic, potato and the carrot until they get soft. Put the parsnip in, add the water and the minced turkey and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover the pan and simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Add the chopped and cooked sprouts and bring the temperature up to nearly boil and add the thyme and the sage. Mash or puree it in a blender according to your baby’ ability to eat.


What is turkey?

Turkey or turkey meat is a pretty healthy meat used in cuisines all around the world.

How healthy is turkey?

Turkey meat is healthier than beef or pork. It is high in protein, in various vitamins B and in zinc.

When can you start giving turkey to your baby?

You can start giving turkey meat to your baby starting at the age of 6 months old.

The risks of giving turkey to your baby?

Turkey can be a choking hazard, if not prepared and cut into the right sizes for your baby.

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