Grilled Turkey, 3 Ways

Making a large batch of one protein for the week can save a lot of time but it can also get booooringgg...  make some Grilled Turkey with Lemon and shake it up to keep things interesting.


Turkey Club Salad-wich (serves 1)

Ingredients:  3-4 thick slices of cooked turkey, 2 cups mixed greens, 2 slices of tomato, 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese, 1/2 avocado (chopped), 1/2 lemon, 1 TBSP olive oil.

Directions: Mix greens with lemon juice and olive oil to taste and season with salt and pepper.  Place greens on your plate, layer on tomato, turkey, avocado and feta.  Add additional olive oil and lemon as needed.  

Improv: Add whole grain bread or pita bread to make this more of a sandwich; add bacon to get the full turkey club feel; use any greens as the base.  


Grilled Turkey with Stir Fried Veggies & Sesame Seeds (serves 1)


Ingredients:  1/3 lb cooked turkey (sliced), 1 TBSP sesame oil, 3 cups evenly chopped mixed vegetables (shown here with carrots, potatoes, broccolini); 1 teaspoon chopped ginger, 1 teaspoon chopped garlic, 3 teaspoons chopped scallions, 1 TBSP mirin, 1 TBSP soy sauce, sesame seeds (optional).

Directions: Heat sesame oil in large pan.  Add garlic, scallions and ginger.  Cook one minute.  Add vegetables and cook until tender.  Mix in cooked turkey to reheat.  Mix in mirin and soy sauce, heat for one minute.  Remove from the pan and add sesame seeds.

Improv: use any protein including beans or tofu; use any vegetables; add sriracha; serve over rice or quinoa. 


DIY Big Salad (serves 2-3)

Ingredients:  Your favorite vegetables and/or cheese.  Shown here: 1 1/2 cups grilled turkey, 2 hard-boiled eggs, 2 tomatoes, 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, 2 radishes, 1/4 cup chopped scallions, 1/2 cup chopped zucchini.  Your favorite dressing

Directions: Chop and slice vegetables, cheese, and meat however you'd like.  Serve on a platter so everyone can choose what they like with the dressing of your choice. 

Improv:  This works with any proteins, veggies and dressing.  It tastes best when you have something crunchy (zucchini, radishes, cucumber), something with some fat (avocado, cheese, olives), and something with some substance (beans, meat, nuts, seeds).