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Healthified Turkey-Pasta Salad

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75% less fat • 46% fewer calories • 46% more vitamin A than the original recipe. Smart substitutions brought down the fat and calories and broccoli was added for more nutrients.

  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 45 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

Salad

1
box (14.5 oz) uncooked multigrain or whole grain rotini or rotelle pasta
3
cups small fresh broccoli florets
1 1/2
cups cubed cooked turkey breast (1/2 lb)
1/2
cup dried cherries
1
small onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
medium stalk celery, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/2
cup unblanched whole almonds, toasted*

Dressing

1 1/2
cups Yoplait® Fat Free plain yogurt (from 2-lb container)
1/2
cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
2
tablespoons Dijon mustard
1
tablespoon champagne vinegar, white wine vinegar or cider vinegar
1/4
cup powdered sugar
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1/2
teaspoon poppy seed

Directions

  • 1 Cook pasta as directed on package omitting salt and adding broccoli for last 2 minutes of cooking; drain. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix pasta, broccoli and all remaining salad ingredients except almonds.
  • 3 In medium bowl, beat dressing ingredients with wire whisk until smooth. Add to pasta mixture; toss to mix well. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours to blend flavors. Before serving, stir in almonds.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 300
  • Fat Reduced By 31g
  • Sodium Reduced By 520mg
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
450mg
450%;
Total Carbohydrate
48g
48%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
14g
14%
),
Protein
18g
18%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
45%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Before After
1 box (16 oz) uncooked rotini or rotelle pasta 1 box (14.5 oz) uncooked multigrain or whole grain rotini or rotelle pasta
1 tablespoon olive oil 3 cups small fresh broccoli florets
2 cups mayonnaise 1 1/2 cups Yoplait® Fat Free plain yogurt (from 2-lb container)
2 tablespoons champagne vinegar 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar, white wine vinegar or cider vinegar
2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon salt
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
640 (before)
340 (after)
Sodium
 
 
990 mg (before)
470 mg (after)
Total Fat
 
 
41 g (before)
10 g (after)
Vitamin C (%DV)
 
 
0 (before)
30 (after)

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Expert Tips

*To toast almonds, heat oven to 350°F. Spread almonds in ungreased shallow pan. Bake uncovered 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown.

We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the originals.

If the salad is a bit dry, just stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons fat-free (skim) milk before serving.

Dried cranberries can be substituted for the cherries—also, if you really like poppy seed, go ahead and stir in a little extra.

Yoplait is a registered trademark of YOPLAIT MARQUES (France) used under license.

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/19/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
450mg
450%;
Total Carbohydrate
48g
48%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
14g
14%
),
Protein
18g
18%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
45%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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