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Lunch Box: Turkey Salad Sandwich

If you see leftover turkey in your future, this is a delicious way to put it to good use.

What's for Lunch

Looking at the ingredients for this turkey salad, it's clear this meal packs quite a healthy crunch!

Walnuts and turkey provide a great source of protein, chopped celery and apples get the little ones to unknowingly "take their vitamins," and the remaining ingredients mix together to create an irresistible flavor.

Serve the turkey salad in a pita pocket with Marinated Broccoli salad, Iced Pumpkin cookies, and water or skim milk.

Lunch Box Logic

  • Make ahead. All three of these recipes can be made the night before, and cookies can even be made well in advance, then frozen (defrost in fridge overnight).
  • Make it lighter. Cut the fat content of the turkey salad by using fat-free sour cream and/or non-fat yogurt instead of mayonnaise.
  • Make it different. Users who made and reviewed the Marinated Broccoli mention using the dressing for marinating different vegetables, so if your kids aren't big broccoli fans, try using asparagus, green beans, peas, or a mixture of these or other veggies.
  • Make it last. Cooked poultry is good for two days, so make enough of the turkey salad for two day's worth of lunches. The Marinated Broccoli will be fine for two days as well.
  • Make it arrive in one piece. To prevent the pita from getting soggy between the morning prep and your child's lunchtime, line the pita pocket with a piece of lettuce, then fill. Or if you child is old enough to handle it, send the turkey salad in a separate container, then they can spoon it in when they're ready to eat.

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