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Rainbow Salad


This recipe comes just in time for National Nutrition Month from registered dietitian Peggy Karody’s new cookbook, Little Hands in the Kitchen. Can you say yum?!  

Tools:
Plastic knife
Zester
Plastic bag
Food processor or blender
Large skillet

Ingredients:
1 package boneless turkey breast tenderloins (approximately 1 pound)
3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon lime peel — grated
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon Canola oil

Dipping sauce:
1 cup frozen unsweetened strawberries, thawed
1 lime, juiced (approximately 2 tablespoons)
2 tablespoons honey, or less to taste
1 teaspoon lime peel, grated

Salad:
1 cup fresh strawberries, halved
½ medium cantaloupe, cut into cubes
1 cup baby carrots
4 celery stalks, 3″ sticks
½ cup broccoli florets

Servings: 4

Directions:

1) Using a microplane grater, grate all the peel from the lime, set aside.

2) In food processor bowl with metal blade or in blender container, combine all dressing ingredients. Cover; process until smooth, then set aside.

3) In a plastic bag, combine flour, 1 teaspoon lime peel, salt and pepper. Cut turkey breast tenderloins crosswise into 1/2-inch slices. Coat turkey with flour mixture. Heat oil in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until oil sizzles, about 1 minute. Add turkey. Cook 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

4) Arrange salad greens on large platter or 4 individual plates. Top with turkey, strawberries, cantaloupe, carrots, and celery. If desired garnish with lime slices. Serve with dressing.

NOTE: Use any fresh fruit or veggie that is in season. You may be surprised, but a fresh broccoli floret tastes great with the strawberry dip.

What’s your favorite way to eat fruit?

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About The Author

Elisa Zied is a nationally recognized and award-winning health and nutrition expert, author, speaker, and spokesperson. A trusted source of food, nutrition, and health information, Elisa has garnered millions of media impressions, lending her expertise and real-world perspective to dozens of TV shows, web sites, news organizations and magazines. She’s the author of four nutrition books. An avid walker, she loves motivating others to #moveitorloseit. A book lover, she recently earned a certificate in children’s literature from Stony Brook Southampton and is currently working on several young adult novels. You can find her previous Food, Fitness & Fiction posts here and connect with her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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