Turkey Jerky (Sugar Free, Low Carb)

Turkey Jerky (Sugar Free, THM S, Low Carb)



I have to say this is the best THM Style Turkey Jerky I have found.


   I was looking for an on the go protein source that follows the Trim Healthy Mama guidelines, I couldn’t find anything that was plan approved and affordable. So I started racking my brain for a way to make my own.

I’ve made venison jerky in the past when my kids were young, but had no source for venison so I figured extra lean turkey would work in a pinch. I was right!! Disclosure Statement

    I took a trip to the grocery store and purchased some extra lean (96%-99%) ground turkey. We had all the spices, so I was then on a hunt for a Jerky Gun . I found one for a reasonable price at Farm and Fleet. I pitched the jerky seasonings that came with it as they contain sugar and a bunch of other ingredients that are off plan.

    We no longer have a dehydrator (that’s on Rick’s wish list), so I decided to dry the jerky in the oven, yep that worked too, YAY!!!

Turkey Jerky (Sugar Free, Low Carb)
Turkey Jerky Sugar Free and Low Carb
The Best THM Friendly Turkey Jerky
  • 3 lbs of ground turkey (Extra Lean)
    5 tsp garlic powder
    4 tsp onion powder
    3 tsp salt
    2 tsp ground black pepper
    1 ¼ cups Fat free Chicken broth
    1 TBS liquid smoke
    1 tsp black strap molasses
  1. Place the ground Turkey, garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, and ground black pepper in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Stir together the chicken broth, liquid smoke, and molasses, and then pour it into the mixing bowl with the ground beef. Stir until well combined.
  3. Cover and marinate for at least 3 hours in the refrigerator.
  4. Form the meat into strips, about ⅛-1/4" thick, using a jerky gun or by using your hands or a rolling pin to flatten the meat into strips or whatever shape you desire.
  5. Dehydrate in a 200 degrees (F) oven for 6-12 hours.
  6. Place the jerky strips on paper towels to cool and to absorb any excess fat.
  7. Consume within 24-48 hours at room temperature, or store in the refrigerator in an air tight container for up to 7 days.
  8. For long-term storage, freeze in an air tight container and consume within 3-4 months.

I love being able to grab a baggie full of this Turkey Jerky and taking it along on road trips! It ensures that I can stay on plan even when I’m out and about around town. Our grandson Declan really enjoys this as a snack.

Even after having to purchase a separate jerky gun this Turkey Jerky recipe is a money saver because I can use any ground meat with the jerky gun and was lucky enough to find a food dehydrator at our local Good Will store for about $5.00

This is the Jerky Gun that I purchased…