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10 Substitutes that Will Cut the Calories


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Turkey
Turkey has fewer calories than most meats.
Turkey has fewer calories than most meats.
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When meat is central to your meal, shave calories by using turkey instead of beef or pork. Because it takes up spices well, ground turkey is ideal for tacos, chili and spaghetti sauce. By exchanging ground turkey for ground beef, you'll nip 12 calories off every 4-ounce (113-gram) serving; you'll save 70 calories over every 4-ounce (113-gram) serving of ground pork.

As an entrée, a 4-ounce (113-gram) serving of roasted turkey breast has about half the calories of a 4-ounce (113-gram) lean, center-cut pork chop.

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