It’s time! We are ready yet again to over indulge in a Thanksgiving feast. Yes, moderation is important in general, but life is short so go ahead and live a little for one day. The key to minimizing caloric impact is to get right back to smart nutrition the next day. Start preparing now by saving this recipe to help utilize your Thanksgiving leftovers after the big day.
Use some of that leftover turkey to whip up a post holiday Cobb Salad. Not usually a fan of Cobb’s? We’ve changed it up a bit by eliminating bleu cheese in favor of feta, because a lot of people miss on out delicious Cobb Salads due to distaste for bleu cheese. The ingredients in this variation are also based on what’s amply available in the produce section at this time of year. You could say this recipe is all about being in the moment.
Servings: Two people
List of Ingredients:
3/4 cup (4 oz) shredded leftover turkey
1 romaine heart, cross cut
1/3 head Bibb lettuce, cross cut
1/3 (small) head radicchio, chopped
½ teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped
½ teaspoon tarragon
1 tablespoon chives, chopped
1 hard-boiled egg, chopped, seasoned to taste with salt and pepper
½ medium avocado, firm but ripe, diced, seasoned to taste with salt and pepper
½ large peeled carrot, grated
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
Salad dressing – Champagne Caper OR Dijon Garlic
In a large bowl toss all of the lettuces with the half of the parsley and tarragon (1/4 teaspoon each.) Add 1 tablespoon of salad dressing and toss again. We recommend doing this in a container with a lid so you can thoroughly coat the lettuce with dressing. Split the contents of the bowl and place the ingredients on two plates.
Then toss the turkey with half of the chives (1/2 tablespoon) and 1 teaspoon of salad dressing. Place it on top of the lettuces on each plate. Toss chopped eggs with ½ teaspoon of salad dressing. Place it alongside the turkey. Toss the grated carrot with the rest of the parsley and tarragon and 1/2 tablespoon of salad dressing. Lay them along the other side of turkey, and then follow by doing the same with avocado next to the carrots. Top everything with feta cheese and the remaining chives. Drizzle with additional salad dressing to taste and serve.
This recipe is perfect for maintaining your weight, meeting your daily fiber needs, avoiding gluten (if necessary,) and using up all that turkey in your fridge. Enjoy!