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Fruit and Smoked Turkey Salad
Serves 4
    8     ounces smoked turkey breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
    1     cup peaches, pitted and cut into bite-sized pieces
    1     cup nectarines, pitted and cut into bite-sized pieces
    1     cup strawberries, chopped
    1     cup raspberries
    1/2  cup fresh basil, chopped
           Juice of 1 orange
           Salt and pepper to taste
    1/2 cup blackberries
    1     tablespoon balsamic vinegar
    1     tablespoon sugar
    1    cup cottage cheese
    8     tablespoons walnuts

Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper; mix and chill at least 30 minutes. Mash blackberries with a fork in another bowl. Add vinegar and sugar; mix well.

Divide turkey mixture among 4 plates; top each with 1/4 cup cottage cheese. Garnish with 2 tablespoons walnuts and blackberry mixture.

Nutritional information per serving (1 3/4 cups): 317 calories, 34% fat (12 g), 38% carbohydrate, 28% protein, 5.4 g fiber, 2.2 mg iron, 86 mg calcium, 54 mcg folate.

Romaine Salad With Peaches, Olives and Gruyère*
Serves 4

Vinaigrette
    1/8  cup seasoned rice wine vinegar
    2     tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    1     clove garlic, minced
    2     tablespoons fresh oregano, finely chopped
    1     cup fennel, thinly sliced

Combine ingredients in a small bowl.

Salad
    1 1/2 cups peaches, pitted and cut into bite-sized pieces
    1/4     cup kalamata olives, pitted and finely chopped
    1        medium head romaine lettuce, rinsed and torn into bite-sized pieces
    2        ounces Gruyère cheese, crumbled
               Salt and pepper to taste
In a large bowl, combine peaches, olives and lettuce. Toss thoroughly with vinaigrette. Add Gruyère cheese, toss again, season with salt and pepper, and serve.

Nutritional information per serving (2 cups): 185 calories, 63% fat (13 g), 23% carbohydrate, 14% protein, 3 g fiber, 1 mg iron, 220 mg calcium, 123 mcg folate.

Chocolate-and-Pistachio-Dipped Strawberries*
Serves 4

    4     ounces semi-sweet chocolate
    1/2  cup pistachios
    16   large strawberries
  
Melt chocolate in a double boiler or microwave. Finely chop the pistachios with a knife or in a food processor.
Dip strawberries in the warm chocolate, then dip the tips into the pistachios. Place on a baking sheet and refrigerate or store in a cool place until ready to serve.

Nutritional information per serving (4 strawberries): 270 calories, 53% fat (16 g), 40% carbohydrate, 7% protein, 6.5 g fiber, 3 mg iron, 43 mg calcium, 3 mg iron.

*Balance out this high-fat dish with lower-fat choices throughout the day.

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