If you’re looking for a quick, healthy lunch to use up leftover turkey, try this delicious cold salad. It’s packed with protein and healthy fats to keep you satisfied, and tangy Granny Smith apple, celery and lemon juice provide a few carbohydrates for energy but not enough to send you into a post-lunch food coma. If Thanksgiving is in the distant rear-view, just use cooked chicken instead.
|Ingredients for One Serving:2 tablespoons store-bought or homemade mayonnaise¼ teaspoon ground cuminJuice of 1 lemon6 ounces cooked turkey or chicken, cubed½ Granny Smith apple, julienned1 celery stalk, mincedFreshly ground pepper
- Whisk the mayonnaise, cumin and lemon juice together in a small mixing bowl.
- Add the turkey, apple and celery, tossing gently to coat.
- Season with pepper.
- Serve alone or in lettuce cups.
430 calories, 15g carbohydrates, 26g fat, 35g protein, 474mg sodium, 9g sugar
About the Author
Pamela Ellgen is a certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine and a paleo food blogger at PamelasModernFamilyTable.com
. She is author of the book Psoas Strength and Flexibility: Core Workouts to Increase Mobility, Reduce Injuries and End Back Pain,
publication February 2015 and has a passion for distilling complex scientific research into useable information for a mainstream audience. When she’s not writing, she enjoys surfing, practicing yoga and exploring the local farmer’s market.