Poultry

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Foods Included

Chicken, Turkey, Duck

Description

Poultry is a type of meat that includes chicken, turkey, duck, and other birds that can be cooked and eaten. Poultry is a good source of protein and is low in fat when eaten without the skin. It is a healthy alternative to red meat and pork.

Buy It

  • Look for sales in the store and buy more if you can. Freeze the extras for later use.
  • Choose chicken breast (white meat) for the part of the chicken that is lowest in fat.

Store It

  • Keep meats on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator so the juices don't drip onto any food below it.
  • Freeze meat to use at a later date.

Cook It

  • Poultry can be baked, roasted, grilled, or added to a stir-fry. Search for these terms on our website to learn how to cook using these methods.

Why It's Great

  • Proteins are building blocks for our bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. They provide a variety of nutrients that are essential for health and maintenance of your body.
  • B vitamins are important for growth, development, and many other bodily functions. They are especially important in turning the food that we eat into energy for our body.
  • Chicken breast, when baked, is low in fat and keeps our heart healthy.

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