Why is it that chicken salad is so popular but not turkey salad? Turkey is just as nutritious and healthy as chicken. It is also very reasonably priced. Well today we are giving turkey its due. Most of us are going to have turkey leftover from Thanksgiving. Let’s do something fun with it and make a turkey salad. You can make a scrumptious sandwich with it; or go low carb and eat it in a lettuce wrap. Of course, a fork always works well too.
If you don’t have leftover turkey, think about roasting a turkey breast on Sunday for lunch during the week. It is quick and easy. I’ve been playing with different flavors and hope to bring you a Buffalo Turkey Breast recipe early next year. I don’t eat lunch meat anymore so this is the perfect solution for a healthy, homemade lunch. It ends up being much cheaper than lunch meat too.
I feel a little pang of guilt pushing turkey. My little one came home with a school project yesterday to “disguise” a turkey. They are supposed to decorate a picture of a turkey to look like something else. Then they will have to write a persuasive letter to a farmer to spare the life of a turkey. Writing a letter really personalized turkeys, and now I feel a little sad about eating it, not sad enough to actually stop eating turkey. It is funny how your mind can work.
Now the pressure is on to figure out how to creatively disguise this turkey. School projects are pressure! Luckily, making a delicious and healthy turkey salad is easy, no pressure whatsoever. Give it a try for yourself.
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Healthy Turkey Salad with Grapes, Apples & Walnuts
- 2 cups finely chopped turkey breast
- 1/4 cup chopped apple
- 1/4 cup chopped grapes
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup chopped celery
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 to 3 tbsp low fat mayonnaise
- 2 to 3 tbsp . 2% fat plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 tsp . kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp . fresh ground black pepper
In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients together starting with 2 tbsp. of mayonnaise and yogurt. If you want creamier turkey salad, add the remaining tablespoon of each.
Cover and refrigerate for an hour.
I calculated 3 Weight Watcher Smartpoints.
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