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
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
- In a small bowl, mash the avocado with a fork. Add yogurt and chili powder to avocado and mix well.
- In a medium bowl, toss lettuce and tomato with Italian dressing.
- 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.
- 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.
Total carbohydrate, 45 grams, 3 ounces meat, 2 fat choices
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