FRIDAY: WATERCRESS AND TURKEY SALAD
Servings: 4 (serving size: 5 oz.)
What you need
1 lb. turkey breast, roasted
2 cup watercress sprigs, lightly packed, rinsed and crisped
1 pear, peeled and finely chopped
3 tbsp. lemon juice
3 tbsp. apple juice
1 oz. blue cheese, crumbled
1 head of leaf lettuce, such as romaine
2 pears, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
1 tbsp. fat free sour cream
2 tsp. NutriFit French Riviera Salt Free Spice Blend
How to make it
1. For the dressing, place the diced pear in the work bowl of a food processor, and pulse until mashed with the apple & 2 tbsp. lemon juice, sugar (1 tsp., if desired), parsley and sour cream. Set aside.
2. Wash and dry the lettuce, separate into leaves. Halve, stem and core but do not peel the remaining pears. Slice lengthwise, place in medium-size bowl and toss with remaining lemon juice.
3. Line a plate with the lettuce leaves and arrange the pear slices over the leaves. Toss the turkey (Note: Turkey should be roasted with the French Riviera blend before cutting into 1" cubes) and watercress with the dressing and place on top. Add blue cheese crumbles and garnish with additional dressing.
What's in it
Calories: 220; Fat: 3g; Carbohydrates: 18g; Fiber: 3g; Protein: 31g
Why it packs a punch
This is one of those salad recipes that's ideal after a vigorous workout when you need a protein and moisture-packed meal. Pears provide fiber, moisture, and flavor, while watercress gives your body vitamin C (needed for muscle repair) and protein (for muscle building).
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