Osteoporosis Canada

PREP TIME: 20 minutes

COOK TIME: 60 minutes

SERVES: 8-10

PREP TIME: 20 minutes
COOK TIME: 60 minutes
SERVES: 8-10


Strata is a dish that has layers of bread with an egg custard. It is a great make ahead dish for entertaining over the holidays. In this strata, multigrain bread is a wonderful match to leftover turkey. This is great served for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

3 cups (750 mL) chopped cooked Canadian turkey
12 slices bakery style multigrain bread
2 tbsp (25 mL) Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp (2 mL) pepper
1 cup (250 mL) whole berry cranberry sauce
2 1/2 cups (625 mL) milk
5 eggs
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh sage or 1 tbsp (15 mL) crumbled dried sage
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt


  1. Spread half of the slices with mustard. Sprinkle with half of the pepper. Spread remaining slices with cranberry sauce and top with turkey. Place mustard coated slices over turkey. Place into a large 15 x 9 inch (3 L) casserole dish. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, garlic, sage, salt and remaining pepper. Pour over sandwiches to cover. Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour or up to 4 hours. Unwrap and gently press sandwiches down into egg mixture. Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven for about 40 minutes or until golden and knife inserted in centre comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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Recipe Tip


Turkey is a Nutritional Powerhouse.

It’s packed with protein. Each 100-gram serving has about 30 grams of high quality protein to help you feel energized and satisfied, and to help keep your bones and muscles healthy and happy. Its also lean and naturally low in sodium. Find out more at canadianturkey.ca/nutrition.


Bone is a living tissue, that is constantly renewing and repairing itself from everyday wear and tear.  However, like many nutrients, calcium is absorbed less effectively as we age.  Try out our calcium calculator to see if you are getting enough in your daily diet.

Emily Richards
Recipe by

Emily Richards

Professional Home Economist

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories
  • Saturated
  • Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Fibre
  • Carbohydrate
  • Sugars
  • Iron
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A

* The percentage of calcium is based on the Osteoporosis Canada’s daily calcium requirement for people under 50 years of age of 1000 mg.

Osteoporosis Canada’s position on nutrition for healthy bones focuses on calcium and vitamin D while stressing a well-balanced diet which includes fiber and whole grains, vitamins and minerals and protein.

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