Cooked Ham OR Roast Turkey; Surprised me

By Latest Reply 2008-12-04 08:35:19 -0600
Started 2008-11-05 21:29:54 -0600

I usually prepare Jims lunch and have heard that sliced turkey or chicken was better than red meats, or pork (the other white meat) but now I know why the call it that. The ham has a bit higher sodium so for high blood pressure you would have to take it easy, but it is lower in calories, and a thicker slice, has no carbs, and no chlorestoral or sugars, but 12 grams of protein. But the turkey would take at least 3 slices to make up one serving of ham, and one slice has 3 carbs,1 gram of sugar and the same amount of protein, So triple thoses slices of turkey, and it is packed with carbs, sugar and 90 calories, vs. 30

Who would have known? Not me!

8 replies

2008-12-04 08:35:19 -0600 Report

You know, I do not like turkey either, and I do cook it for lunch sandwiches to take to work because it is healthy. It is also good to know you can have ham too, if you do not have high blood pressure or other high salt issues. I love ham; bought one for Christmas, and now we can happily have ham sandwiches. It is always good to ask. Claudia

Avera 2008-12-02 11:35:49 -0600 Report

Somehow I missed reading this when it first came on post. This is some very good information. Discussing foods on here is helpful and gives one a chance to learn what others have learned about and tried.

caspersmama 2008-11-07 08:59:33 -0600 Report

I am having a spiral sliced ham for Thanksgiving so we will have leftovers for sandwiches. My hubby does not like turkey. We usually go out for Thanksgiving and cook on Christmas but this year because I am trying to be so good without insulin, I am going to cook both.

2008-11-07 05:38:47 -0600 Report

You are right,about the lunchmeat; but, I was trying to get ahead because of family get-together this week; I just was not aware that turkey was not as good in comparison of values; as ham. wow. But, I do like to buy turkey fresh, and package it and use for lunches, as well. Thanks for the advice. :->)claudia

kyladee 2008-11-06 19:10:36 -0600 Report

I also have been leaning more towards fresh turkey. I roasted a whole one this week, since they're going on sale. I bagged it up and froze it to have on hand all the time. I enjoy it twice a day at meal time, and it tastes so good. It's nice to know I'm eating what is good for me. My doctor gave me the tip on staying away from the lunch meat at the store, so I stopped buying it. Fresh turkey is the best in every way.

vgarrison 2008-11-06 12:44:31 -0600 Report

Ground Turkey and such is very good for you, but the lunch meat turkey can be the worst. Because they have to pack it with so many preservatives and what not to keep it moist, it ends up being worse for us.


2008-11-06 05:33:36 -0600 Report

Yeah; I am so confused about that one too. But maybe there is a reason they call it the other white meat, afterall.

Petrea 2008-11-06 01:09:45 -0600 Report

Wow, I had no idea! I guess it really does pay to read the labels & check things out than to go with what you've always been told. I've always heard that the turkey was the way to go.

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