Healthy Eating: Put A Little ‘Pop’ In Your Poultry

By Cindy Bishop on 11/26/2008
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Here is a healthy turkey recipe that also includes the use of popcorn as a stuffing. Imagine that!  When I found this recipe, I thought it was perfect for people who are not sure how to tell when poultry is thoroughly cooked but not dried out. Give this a try.

8 – 15 lb. turkey
1 cup melted butter
1  – 2 cups stuffing (Pepperidge Farm)
1 can Swanson's Vegetable Broth
1 cup uncooked popcorn (Orville Redenbacker's Low Fat), salt and pepper to taste
(OPTIONAL) Onion, Celery and Apple. Dice well and fold into stuffing

Prepare the stuffing according to package directions. Use the broth for your liquid. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush turkey well with melted butter, salt, and pepper.

Fill cavity with stuffing and popcorn. Place in baking pan with the neck end toward the back of the oven. Listen for the popping sounds. When that peice that made it over the fence last blows the oven door open and the bird flies across the room, it's done!

And you thought I didn't cook…Happy T-Day!

Author: Anonymous (and wouldn't you want to be?)

Just a little Thanksgiving levity. Remember, preparing the meal is only a small part of enjoying the holidays. Being with friends, family and loved ones and giving thanks is really what it's all about.

For 'real' healthy recipes check out Healthy Recipes For Living.

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