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Posts Tagged ‘turkey sandwich’

Accidental Lunchtime Zing

Posted by terrepruitt on April 16, 2013

One day I was having my Chai Tea Latte (you can check out that recipe I got from a fellow Nia Teacher here:  Venting Gets Me Good).  Even though the tea needs to be stirred constantly, the spoon I was using to stir the tea ended up on my plate with my turkey sandwich.  Some of the ginger from the tea came off the spoon and I ended up taking a bite of sandwich with ginger on it.  “Oooooo!”  I thought.  That was good.  So I got up and sprinkled more ginger on my sandwich.  Right now the lunch meat we have is sliced turkey breast from Costco and it is a sweet flavor so it was nice to have the little bit of spicy from the ginger.  I don’t know if other sandwich meats would taste as good.

Since then I have been making our sandwiches with ginger on them.  I don’t know if my hubby has even noticed . . . .well, in all fairness, I have not been doing it on his everyday lunch sandwiches.  Just on the weekend sandwiches.  I know the poor guy eats a sandwich every day for lunch and then on the weekend I make him yet ANOTHER sandwich.  Ahh, but yes, thank you for the reminder (I heard your future thoughts, he COULD make something for himself).  But since I am making a sandwich I just make two so we can each have one.   With each sandwich I make I get a little more bold and add more ginger.  So far I have not made it too hot or spicy for me.

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, ZumbaI really like the little drama that the ginger adds to the sandwich.  This is really funny to me because two years  (maybe about that long) ago if you would have asked me if I like ginger I would have said no.  But then again, I always thought of that pink slimy stuff that comes on a sushi and sashimi plate as ginger.  I mean, it IS ginger, but it is PICKLED ginger.  I hadn’t known that fresh ginger or even powdered ginger can add just enough of a zing to food to make it a nice change of pace.

Like many things I post, some people might be reading this and wondering why I am doing an entire post on adding ginger to my sandwich and it is for the others saying, “Oh, I would have never thought of that.  I bet it IS good.  I’m gonna give it a try.”  I can’t take for granted and/or assume that everything I know other people know.  That is ridiculous.  And just because it is simple doesn’t mean that it is not worth sharing.

And here is a picture of my lovely half eaten sandwich.  There is turkey, cheese, mayo, bell peppers, and ginger on the sandwich!  Pretty good.
Remember that ginger is a digestive aide and can help relieve nausea. It is also considered an anti-inflammatory root/herb/spice.  So in addition to adding a little zip to your sandwich ginger could add some health benefits!

Are you a ginger fan?  What do you put it in?  Have you tried it on a sandwich?

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Turkey Leftovers

Posted by terrepruitt on November 27, 2010

This Thanksgiving, I was blessed with two different Thanksgiving dinners.  On Thanksgiving we went to my in-laws in the San Jose area.  Then after I taught my Nia class in Los Gatos on Friday, we went to another family members and had ANOTHER Thanksgiving dinner.  What do you do with your leftover turkey meat?

If I am lucky enough to get any (my mother-in-law gave us a huge bag full—yay!), I usually make turkey sandwiches, but they are usually pretty plain.  Bread, cheese, mayo, and lettuce.  Well, that is for my hubby, I usually have cheese OR mayo.  What about you?  Do you make sandwiches out of your leftover turkey?  How?  Toasted whole wheat?  A dinner roll?  Do you use all the fixins?  The cranberries and everything?  What about avacado?

Do you make turkey chili?  A turkey salad?  Or turkey salad . . . . .like chicken or tuna salad but with turkey instead.  If you have enough left over you can make a multitude of things and never really eat the same thing over again.

I am seeing information that turkey is a super food.  Ya know, that “super food” stuff, but it is in a lot of the websites so it must be considered one of those foods.

Here is an idea of what you are getting when you eat your turkey.  Either right after it is cooked or when it is remade into a new meal.

A portion of turkey about the size of a deck of cards is as follows:

–Breast with skin has 194 calories, 8 grams of fat, and 29 grams of protein

–Breast without skin has 161 calories, 4 grams of fat, and 30 grams of protein

–Leg with skin has 213 calories, 11 grams of fat, and 28 grams of protein

–Dark meat with skin has 232 calories, 13 grams of fat, and 27 grams of protein

–Dark meat with skin has 232 calories, 13 grams of fat, and 27 grams of protein

–Dark meat without skin has 192 calories, 8 grams of fat, and 28 grams of protein

From  http://urbanext.illinois.edu/turkey/nutrition.cfm

I am just about to make myself a plate of leftovers, but I would still love to hear what you do with yours leftovers.  Do tell!

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