Whole Turkey versus Turkey Breast
With an average 15 lb. turkey if you save $.20 a pound on a whole turkey over bone-in turkey breast, it is like getting the dark meat free. Saving more than $.20 then you are actually saving money on turkey breast white meat. Dark meat has slightly more calories and fat, however the dark meat has heart-healthy omega-3. Also dark meat has more iron (it is the iron chemistry in the dark meat that makes it dark). Also dark meat has more minerals like zinc and B-vitamins. Your carved roast turkey leftovers are great for sandwiches and casseroles. For grilling you can separate the wings and drumsticks and carve the breast and thigh meat into thick cutlets to grill. Whole turkey is great anytime of year.