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Turkey with chestnut-apple stuffing

  • Low in Sugars Diet

    Limits all sources of added sugars and encourages the reduction of high-carbohydrate (high glycemic index) foods. A claim that a food can be classified as LS can be made when it contains less than 5 gr of sugars per 100 gr of solid food or 2.5 gr of sugars per 100 ml of liquid food.

Method

For the stuffing

  • Place a frying pan over high heat and add 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • Finely chop the onion and add it to the pan. Add thyme and sauté.
  • Finely chop the celery and add it to the pan.
  • Add the bacon and the apple cut into cubes, the garlic into slices, the chestnuts, and sauté.
  • Add the mushroom bouillon cube, water, butter, and boil for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and let it cool.

For the turkey

  • Preheat the oven to 180ο C (356ο F) set to fan.
  • Carefully lift the skin and, in between, add the butter into pieces. Season with salt and pepper, drizzle olive oil and spread it on the whole surface of the turkey.
  • Add the stuffing with a spoon and cover with the orange slice so that it will not burn during roasting.
  • Tie the turkey legs with kitchen twine. Transfer it onto parchment paper, add the rosemary, and fold it well with the parchment paper and aluminum foil.
  • Transfer onto a baking pan with a rack, and roast for 2 ½ hours. Uncover and roast for 30 more minutes.

For the garnish

  • Place a frying pan over high heat.
  • Cut the apples into four pieces and core them. Add them into the hot frying pan and sauté for 1-2 minutes, until golden.
  • Add the sugar and allow 2-3 minutes for the apples to caramelize.
  • Add the butter and as soon as it starts melting, add the rosemary, honey, salt, cognac, and mix.
  • Allow 2-3 minutes for the cognac to evaporate, and serve.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

400
Calories (kcal)
20 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

12.0
Total Fat (g)
17 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

3.2
Saturated Fat (g)
16 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

11.0
Total Carbs (g)
4 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

4.4
Sugars (g)
5 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

61.0
Protein (g)
122 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

1.9
Fibre (g)
8 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

1.2
Sodium (g)
20 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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