Recipe For Success: Combatting Climbing Grocery Prices

October 24, 2012
Washington, D.C.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Adrienne Richards, National Turkey Federation 202-898-0100 ext. 7223, arichards@turkeyfed.org Consumers are finding that the gas pump isn’t the only place to watch prices rise and their wallets empty. Increased grocery prices provide an additional challenge to families with grumbling stomachs to feed. To help consumers in making economical, healthy choices at the grocery store, the National Turkey Federation (NTF) has added shopping and cooking tips to their Web site, www.EatTurkey.com, including easy modifications that can save both time and money. “Choosing nutrient-rich turkey products gives shoppers the best bang for their buck,” said Sherrie Rosenblatt, NTF’s vice president of marketing and communications. “By adding turkey to their shopping carts, consumers are benefiting both their bodies and their budgets.” The process of trimming the grocery bill begins before stepping foot in the supermarket. NTF recommends reviewing advertised weekly specials at the local supermarket, clipping coupons from several sources, evaluating the yield of products such as ground turkey, and considering such economical turkey parts as wings, drumsticks and thigh. Whole turkeys offer an even greater opportunity for savings due to the variety of recipes suitable for dark and light meat. Turkey breast cuts offer an endless supply of entrées when sliced into cutlets, streaks, chops, tenderloins, medallions and scaloppini. Consumers can find recipe ideas at www.EatTurkey.com in NTF’s extensive searchable database of more than 900 recipes. For quick, nutritious meals, NTF suggests doubling a recipe and storing the leftovers. Cooked turkey has a storage life of three to four days, so the cooked entrée may be safely kept in the refrigerator or transferred to the freezer for up to three months. “By making use of the variety of turkey products available in the marketplace, consumers can whittle their waistlines as well as their grocery expenses, without sacrificing taste or variety,” commented Rosenblatt. To view all of NTF’s shopping and cooking tips visit www.eatturkey.com/consumer/cookinfo/ groceryprices.html. ###