In large bowl, beat softened goat cheese,
yogurt, salt and pepper. Slowly beat in all 11
eggs until mixed.
When crust comes out of oven, pour egg
mixture into crust and bake approximately
45-50 minutes. Sides will be firm and center
Take springform side off, peel off parchment
paper and serve.
4. Brighten up your sides
Boost the freshness of your meal with a col-
orful veggie or fruit salad, or both! The kids
love fresh seasonal fruit and veggies, and
sometimes we serve them with some fresh
whipping cream or flavored yogurt.
Remember, for an amazing brunch, entertain
with your own special style and flair. Every-
one will love the fun new traditions that you
Turkey Helps Build a Balanced Lifestyle
(BPT): As the calendar flips to a new year, many
Americans try to tackle a tough task: building
a healthier lifestyle. According to Statista, the
sense of being unhealthy is especially strong
among Millennials, with nearly 80% of adults
under the age of 36 reporting that they ¡°could
Sustaining a well-rounded, nutritious diet can
be difficult though. Consumers need to identify
food options that are not only healthy, but also
delicious and convenient.
Packed with protein and easy to prepare, turkey
fits the bill for a wholesome, balanced diet.
Low in fat and loaded with an abundance of
minerals, turkey is perfect for many tasty,
simple meals for individuals and families.
Consumers can cook tacos with ground turkey,
turkey burgers, spaghetti with turkey meatballs,
turkey sheet pan dinners, turkey sausage, or
turkey skillet kits in less than a half hour and
enjoy a convenient, nourishing meal.
No matter which form of turkey consumers are
choosing, they are often hung up on a common
question: white meat or dark meat?
You cannot go wrong either way, according to
nutritionist Dana Harrison. She notes that white
meat is a great source of lean protein, low in fat
and low in calories. However, the calorie dispar-
ity is not that large. For a three-ounce serving,
any part of the turkey falls within a 160- to
While dark meat has a higher concentration of
fat than white meat, those fats could help you
feel more satiated by your meal. Dark meat is
also higher in certain other nutrients, including
iron, zinc, B vitamins and selenium.
Ultimately, Harrison recommends that consum-
ers simply eat the option they prefer taste-wise
because white meat and dark meat both fit into
a healthy, adequate and balanced diet.
For those wanting healthier options for their
families, there are a wide variety of products
including ground turkey, breast cutlets, tender-
loins and turkey meal kits.
The Honeysuckle White and Shady Brook Farms
brands provide an array of healthy turkey reci-
pes, such as Southwest-style chipotle turkey
tenderloin with roasted veggies, sweet and
spicy turkey tacos and white turkey chili.
For consumers on the go who want the health
halo of turkey breast but need something
speedy to whip up for dinner, the company also
recently introduced Turkey Skillet Kits. Each kit
includes four turkey breast cutlets hand-sea-
soned in a flavorful blend with an internationally
inspired gourmet sauce saut¨¦ packet, and they
cook in fewer than 15 minutes.
Ground turkey is another quick, versatile dinner
option. With 28 grams of protein and only one
gram of fat per serving, 99% fat-free ground
turkey breast provides a great foundation for a
wholesome entr¨¦e, such as tacos or chili.
For families on the go, oven-ready turkey meat-
loaf is simple to prepare and perfect for busy
Keeping track of the food you are consum-
ing can help you lose weight and determine if
you¡¯re eating enough in each food group. And
with modern technology at our disposal, diet
monitoring is a breeze.
Online food calculators, such as a tool on
WebMD, enable consumers to count calories and
grams of fat, carbohydrates and protein from
thousands of different foods. There are numer-
ous mobile apps that allow you to track your
exercise accomplishments, in addition to your
dietary goals, to stay on pace with your
Food & Dining
Pg 9 - The Sunshine Express
Upholding a healthy diet with bal-
anced, wholesome meals only takes a
few simple steps. Smart shoppers plan
meals before heading to the store and
stick to the outside perimeter of the
supermarket to purchase fresh ingre-
dients, including vegetables, fruit and
Moreover, a consistent meal-planning
routine saves time and money by
eliminating extra trips to eat out and
cutting out the need to order delivery.
Armed with a grocery shopping game
plan and modern technology to moni-
tor nutrition and wellness progress,
consumers can be ready to maintain a
Even on the busiest of nights, conve-
nient and healthful turkey meal op-
tions ensure you can enjoy an appetiz-
Haylie Duff¡¯s 4 tips to make brunch even
better; Recipe: Hash Brown & Chive Goat
(BPT): ¡°One of my favorite things to do is get to-
gether with friends for a cozy Sunday brunch,¡± says
mother, actress and chef Haylie Duff, ¡°It¡¯s the best
way to spend some quality time together before
jumping into the busy week ahead. Plus, kicking
off the morning with a nutritious meal is an added
Duff has a few expert tips and tricks to make your
brunch even better:
1. Bring on the sparkle
From table settings to sparkling wine, water or ci-
der, let your feast bring joy to everyone invited.
Keep the decor simple, like filling a couple of empty
wine bottles with decorative bottle lights.
Our family loves to play board games and card
games, which add so much extra fun!
2. Make keepsake place cards
Use small brightly colored envelopes as place cards.
Write guests¡¯ names using gold or silver markers on
the envelopes and put on each plate.
You can also write a personal note to each guest in-
side, sharing a special memory or telling them how
much they mean to you.
3. Serve a hearty meal
Quiche is a classic choice; it¡¯s easy to make ahead,
which is essential for me, being a mother of two!
Great quiche recipes use fresh, nutritious ingredi-
ents that pack in the flavor. When I¡¯m shopping at
the grocery store, I look for Eggland¡¯s Best eggs
with the bright red EB stamp, they have superior
nutrition compared to ordinary eggs! Eggland¡¯s Best
eggs contain 25% less saturated fat and more than
double the vitamin B12, which can help boost en-
ergy levels and keep you fueled throughout the day.
On top of that, they have double the omega-3s, ten
times more vitamin E and six times more vitamin D,
that¡¯s why Eggland¡¯s Best is the only egg I buy for
For a brunch recipe that¡¯s sure to impress your
guests, try the Hash Brown & Chive Goat Cheese
Prep time 30 minutes, Cook time 50 minutes -
Serves 8 - Ingredients:
1 16-ounce package shredded hash browns
(squeeze moisture out with cheesecloth or paper
4 tablespoons softened butter
1 large egg
1 teaspoon coarse Himalayan sea salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon Spanish Smoked Paprika
3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1 and 1/2 cups whole milk Greek yogurt
1 4-5 ounce package room temperature goat
1 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
11 large eggs
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
Preparation: Preheat oven to 350. Using 10-inch
springform pan, butter bottom and sides. Line only
sides with parchment paper, then butter the paper.
In bowl, mix dry hash browns, butter, 1 egg, salt,
pepper, paprika and chives.
Pat into bottom and sides of springform, making
sure bottom crust is not too thick.
Place on rimmed baking sheet and bake 20 minutes
or until crispy and browned.
Lean And Mean
Making Brunch Special
A couple go for a meal at a Chinese restau-
rant and order the ¡°Chicken Surprise¡±. The
waiter brings the meal, served in a lidded
cast iron pot.
Just as the wife is about to serve herself, the
lid of the pot rises slightly and she briefly
sees two beady little eyes looking around
before the lid slams back down.
¡°Good grief, did you see that?¡± she asks her
husband. He hadn¡¯t, so she asks him to look
in the pot. He reaches for it and again the
lid rises, and he sees two little eyes looking
around before it slams down.
Rather perturbed, he calls the waiter over,
explains what is happening and demands an
¡°Please sir,¡± asks the waiter, ¡°what did you
The husband replies, ¡°Chicken Surprise.¡±
¡°Ah! So sorry everyone,¡± says the waiter, ¡°I
brought you Peeking Duck.¡±