This Thanksgiving, you’ll want to get inventive together with your protein-packed foremost attraction—the turkey, after all. There’s tons of explanation why you must stay up for wolfing down some turkey, although most individuals present up for the pies and aspect dishes.

Turkey’s chockfull of important nutritional vitamins and minerals (and sure, the important amino acid tryptophan that will provide you with a sleepy feeling), and if you know the way to organize it correctly it supplies greater than 20 grams of protein with minimal fats content material. After all, in the event you’re a legs and thighs particular person (we’re nonetheless speaking poultry right here so get your thoughts out of the gutter) you’ll be consuming a bit extra fats, however hey you all want a deal with each as soon as and some time.

On some feast tables, a whole turkey is likely to be simply an excessive amount of meals, whereas others are craving a brand new approach to costume up the traditional roast whole turkey. In any case, we’re fairly positive you’ve eaten greater than your justifiable share of roasted turkey with gravy — it’s not that there’s something mistaken with that however why not do one thing slightly extra thrilling for this special day?

Listed below are 9 methods you possibly can shake up your Thanksgiving turkey utilizing completely different elements of the chook—or simply some new concepts on find out how to make an entire turkey. You don’t even have to be a Michelin-rated chef to drag these off.

Toby Amidor is the proprietor of Toby Amidor Diet and best-selling writer of Smart Meal Prep for Beginners, The Easy 5-Ingredient Healthy Cookbook, The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook, and The Greek Yogurt Kitchen.