Boost the flavor: In order to cook a juicy bird, keep the skin on when cooking. However, most of the saturated fat is found in the skin, so remove it before eating.
Lower the fat:
- Roast the turkey on a rack so the fat drips away from the bird.
- If you're debating light vs. dark meat, both have a similar amount of calories as long as they're eaten without the skin. But if you want to reduce the fat, light meat is your best bet. One serving of light meat, approximately 3 cooked ounces, has 125 calories and 2 grams of fat. Dark meat, on the other hand, has about 20 more calories and 3 more grams of fat per serving than light meat.