Looking for Something to do with those Turkey Leftovers?

Thanksgiving Leftovers

by Alison Brinker, RD, LD

What to do, what to do with all that leftover turkey? Below is a great recipe for using the turkey you just couldn’t finish on Thanksgiving Day. This will make a great lunch or light dinner. The avocado provides a good source of healthy, unsaturated fat, after a holiday that is usually full of unhealthy saturated fat from butter, gravy and cream sauces.

Turkey and Avocado Wraps

Serving size: 1 wrap, recipe makes 4 servings

½ avocado

3 tablespoons plain, fat free yogurt

¼ teaspoon chili powder

2 cups chopped lettuce

2 small tomatoes, finely diced

2 tablespoons fat-free Italian dressing

4 10-inch whole grain flour tortillas

12 ounces sliced, leftover turkey

1 cucumber, thinly sliced

  1. In a small bowl, mash the avocado with a fork. Add yogurt and chili powder to avocado and mix well.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss lettuce and tomato with Italian dressing.
  3. Spread 1-1/2 tablespoons of avocado mixture on one tortilla. Add 3 ounces of turkey, ¼ of the lettuce and tomato mixture, and ¼ of the sliced cucumber.
  4. Create a wrap by folding in the left and right side of the tortilla until the edges are about 1 inch apart and then roll from the top down. Repeat this process for remaining 3 tortillas.

Nutrition Information:

Total carbohydrate, 45 grams, 3 ounces meat, 2 fat choices

Source: Healthy Calendar Diabetic Cooking, a full year of delicious menus and easy recipes




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