Hearty Holiday Salad
Contributed by: NAPSA
Canned Pears Help Turn Holiday Leftovers Into Holiday Makeovers (NAPSA) - The holidays are a fun and exciting time, but they can also be extremely stressful. One of the major ways to stress a body is by not feeding it properly. It's easy to do if you have worked a full day then gone straight to the stores for gift shopping. By the time you get home, you're likely too exhausted to think about cooking a meal.
One solution is to have something on hand that is quick to prepare and full of nutrition. A hearty soup containing healthy amounts of the major food groups is a great way to get everything you need in one meal.
A quick tour of your pantry should reveal everything you need, especially if you have a supply of canned pears from the Pacific Northwest, along with some low-salt canned chicken broth and a can of evaporated skim milk. Add a few more fresh ingredients, a crisp green salad, some nice crusty rolls and you've got just the thing a tired shopper needs after a hard day at the mall.
The following "post-shopping pick-me-up" recipe is a great way to meet your nutritional needs while using up some of those holiday leftovers.
- 4 cups mixed salad greens, torn into bite-sized pieces
- 1 can (16 oz.) sliced pears in juice, drained (reserve juice)
- 3/4 lb. cooked white turkey meat, cut into 1/4-inch thick strips
- 1/4 cup cranberry sauce, jellied or whole berry
- 3 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tbsp. reserved pear juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a large bowl, combine greens, pears and turkey; toss gently. In a small bowl, combine dressing ingredients; mix until well-blended. Drizzle dressing evenly over salad right before serving.
Nutritional Information: Nutrients per serving: Calories: 303; Protein: 27g; Carbohydrates: 23.5g; Dietary Fiber: 2.75g; Fat Total: 11.5g; Cholesterol: 72.9mg; Sodium: 204mg; Calories From Fat: 34 percent.