Did you know? Dark meat contains more nutrients than white meat.
Because white meat has about half the saturated fat of dark meat, it has been considered the “healthier” alternative.
BUT while white meat is largely a protein delivery system, dark meat contains not only a high source of protein, but nutrients too.
Dark meat is far richer in minerals such as iron, zinc and selenium, as well as vitamins A, K, and the B complex — B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin) B6, B9 (folate) and B12 (cobalamin).
In addition, dark meat is high in taurine – a nutrient known to aid in anti-inflammation, blood pressure regulation, healthy nerve function, the production of bile acid, which breaks down fat, and other important functions.
Consider replacing some of your white meat chicken dishes with some dark meat chicken dishes. Try my Easy Baked Drumsticks or if you’re craving wings, give my Simple Salt & Pepper Chicken Wings a try!
Easy Baked Chicken Drumsticks
INGREDIENTS: (serves 2-3)
2 lbs chicken drumsticks
1 tbsp avocado oil (Costco carries this oil at a GREAT price)
1 tsp. dried parsley
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1. Toss chicken drums and oil in a bowl.
2. Add all spices and coat drums in seasoning.
3. Place on baking dish and bake at 425 F for 45-50 minutes.