Monday, November 28, 2011

Healthy Chicken/Turkey Salad Sandwich

One of my favorite foods that I look forward to around Thanksgiving is actually the leftover turkey. I love turkey sandwiches and I also love my mother in laws chicken/turkey salad sandwiches. It is one of our favorite dishes to serve at parties and it a great way to use up the extra turkey leftovers. The best part is (besides the taste) it is way healthier than the typical chicken salad sandwich.

Healthy Chicken/Turkey Salad Sandwich
3-4 cups cooked chicken or turkey, shredded
3/4 cup craisins (or grapes cut in half)
1/2 cup celery, diced
2 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 cup cashews, diced or halves

Mix the first 9 ingredients together and salt & pepper to taste. Right before serving mix in the cashews. Serve with bread.

Health Tip:
Turkey is an excellent source of protein, providing 68% of the DV in a four-ounce portion. Along with protein, turkey is a very good source of immune-supportive selenium and heart-healthy niacin and vitamin B6.

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