Friday, November 28, 2008


If you're like me, you are probably still stuffed to your gills with turkey. And stuffing. And ham. And everything else that was likely on your table on Thursday. The thought of piling up more of the same is... well, actually it's appealing. But if you don't feel like eating your fifth plate of turkey/ham/stuffing/etc. in the last two days, then you may want to try one of these leftover options, courtesy of Men's Health.

The Day After Thanksgiving
2 tablespoons cranberry relish
1 whole-wheat tortilla
3 slices turkey
1 slice Muenster cheese
3/4 cup mixed greens

Directions: Spread cranberry relish down center of tortilla. Add turkey and remaining ingredients. Fold outside edges in, then roll.

Nutritional info: Per serving: 311 calories, 24 g protein, 40 g carbohydrates, 11 g fat (6 g saturated), 3 g fiber, 1063 mg sodium

That one sounds pretty tasty. I might try this one soon, even if I don't get to it today. Here's another one that sounds delicious.

The Two Turks
2 slices turkey
1 whole-wheat tortilla
2 slices cooked turkey bacon
3/4 cup mixed greens
3 slices avocado
2 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese

Directions: Arrange turkey slices down center of tortilla, then add remaining ingredients. Fold outside edges in, then roll.

Per serving: 407 calories, 27 g protein, 32 g carbohydrates, 24 g fat (6 g saturated), 10 g fiber, 1376 mg sodium

I've been on a wrap kick for a while now, so the first two seemed like a great change of pace. But a fresh salad is always a great option.

Autumn Turkey Salad
1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 pound cooked skinless turkey breasts, cut into 1/2-inch (1-cm) cubes
2 ribs celery, chopped
1 apple, cut into 1/2-inch (1-cm) cubes
1/3 cup dried apricots, sliced
1/4 cup toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped

Directions: In a large bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, sour cream, thyme, lemon juice, and lemon peel until smooth. Add the turkey, celery, apple, and apricots. Toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with the walnuts.

Nutritional Info: 343 calories, 23 g carbs, 214 mg sodium, 11 g fat, 38 g protein, 3 g fiber, 97 g carbs.

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