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How Many Calories Are in Turkey Breast Lunch Meat?

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Dakota Karratti has been writing fitness and health articles since 2010. Her work has appeared in the "Salisbury University Flyer" and "WomanScope NewsMagazine." Karratti has been a Certified Nursing Assistant in Delaware since 2008. She is currently enrolled in The University of Alabama's Nutrition and Food Science BS program.
How Many Calories Are in Turkey Breast Lunch Meat?
A turkey breast sandwich with tomato and lettuce. Photo Credit Barbara Helgason/iStock/Getty Images

If you are counting calories but still looking for a delicious lunchtime treat, turkey breast lunch meat might be the way to go. You could enjoy this lunch meat in sandwiches or get creative and make turkey breast roll-ups with low-fat cheese, leafy greens and mustard. Turkey breast is a tasty, versatile and protein-rich lunch meat that is sure to satisfy your whole family.

Calorie Breakdown

How Many Calories Are in Turkey Breast Lunch Meat?
Sixty-five percent of the calories in turkey breast come from protein. Photo Credit Brand X Pictures/Stockbyte/Getty Images

One 21-gram slice of turkey breast lunch meat contains 22 calories. Of those calories, 14.32 come from protein. This means that about 65 percent of the calories in one slice of the lunch meat are from protein. Sixteen percent of the calories are from carbohydrates, which contribute 3.52 calories per slice. Fat contributes 3.15 calories to each slice, taking up about 14 percent of the total calorie content.

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