Warm Turkey and Almond Slaw

I don’t know if it’s good to admit this sort of thing, but right now, I have a problem.  Gosh, this feels a little like I am about to break out with, “My name is Carrie and I am addicted to doughnuts”.  I think having a doughnut addiction might be easier.  This Warm Turkey and Almond Slaw saved the day though.

Warm Turkey and Almond Slaw

The truth of the matter is I’ve got too many ideas and too little time.  Add to that my refusal – or inability – I am not sure which, to write notes in the moment that I get these nuggets of inspiration.  By the time I am lying in bed at night, my brain is just a hot mess.  I feel like one day I will wake up and find my head will have channeled itself into something resembling a grilled cheese – crispy on the outside, warm and gooey in the middle – oozing out all over.  A simple notepad and a sharpened pencil would transform my life, if only I let them.  It’s the little things, people.

I realize that in some circles this might not be wise to publicize – since it really doesn’t inspire confidence – especially because the folks I work with think I totally have it all down in the got her act together department. But I don’t want to lie – especially here – because you lovely people keep stopping by to give me the time of day, it’s the least I can do to be honest.  Because I want you to know that I am doing my best to create scrumptious low carb stuff for you, but sometimes most of the time it takes me longer than I’d like to get things posted.  And because there is so much else that I want to say that I think might help you on your journey to health. Or not even just that –  this journey called life.

Here’s another one of those One-Pan-Wonders that I am so fond of throwing together when it’s just me and 5 cats around the dining table.  I would like to introduce you to Warm Turkey and Almond Slaw.

Warm Turkey and Almond Slaw

Now I have a hearty appetite, so I made this Warm Turkey and Almond Slaw recipe for one.  I must confess that half way through eating it I was so full I had to admit defeat. So I changed the recipe to say “serves 2”. I don’t know if I was more floored by the food, or by the fact that I had been floored by the food. Either way, this is filling. You have been warned.

Make it tonight.  And then go out to play, because you’ll have so much spare time that you didn’t need to spend on cooking or dishes.  Love that.

Happy Weekend!


Warm Turkey and Almond Slaw
Author: Carrie Brown
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Serves: 2
  • 1 TBSP coconut oil
  • 6 oz / 170g broccoli carrot slaw (I use Trader Joe’s, so this is 1/2 packet)
  • 1/3 cup slivered (not flaked) almonds
  • 7 oz / 195g packet smoked deli turkey, sliced into thin strips OR shredded cooked turkey
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 1/4 cup / 2 fl oz. unsweetened Greek yoghurt (NON-FAT WILL NOT WORK!)
  • 1 TBSP balsamic vinegar
  • Ground black pepper and sea salt
  1. Heat the coconut oil in a skillet over high heat.
  2. Add the broccoli carrot slaw and the almonds and stir-fry for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium.
  4. Add the strips of turkey, stir and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add the dried rosemary and gently stir in the yoghurt.
  6. Add the balsamic vinegar, stir well and season with salt and pepper.

Warm Turkey and Almond Slaw





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  • Heather Carson - I totally can relate to the “too many ideas, too little time”!

    I finally got myself a little recorder (Olympus) that has 4 separate ‘files’ so I can record my thoughts and easily access them later to be dealt with life is saner…

    Love your blog!

  • carrie - Great idea, Heather! I tried using an app on my phone but then found I either forget them or never have time to get to them. GAH! Maybe a seperate device will help.ReplyCancel

  • StretchNurse - this looks delicious! Do you have the nutritional content of this recipe? That would be so helpful!!ReplyCancel

  • junekupper80@gmail.com r - Nutritional value would be good. For diabetes tooReplyCancel

  • Serena - If you enter the above ingredients into the recipe tracker at myfitnesspal.com it will provide you with the nutritional info (and you can adjust it to be as many servings as you want!). This is a pretty awesome choice for diabetics- really the only sugar would be in the yogurt, and if you choose plain (as indicated), then its not much. :)ReplyCancel

    • carrie - THANK YOU, Serena!!! Jonathan and I do not worry about the nutritional info – we know that if we just eat SANE foods, all the nutrition is taken care of. This is a super-handy tool though – THANK YOU for pointing it out!ReplyCancel

  • Mic - Made this ovet the weekend. It was YUMMY! Yet another one of your recipes that the little one enjoys!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Thank you so much for this recipe! Of all of your recipes that I’ve tried, this is my favorite. I make it on a pretty regular basis.ReplyCancel

    • carrie - YAY! Thank you, Sarah. I find this SOOO filling, which is hard to do with me :-)ReplyCancel

  • KanukGurl - This recipe is definitely a winner. So simple and delicious. Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Food glorious food… | Healthy Intentions - […] in this – they were for the coleslaw that I’ve morphed into something like one of Carrie’s lovely makes.  It’s my regular coleslaw but now served with shaved turkey (cold) and almonds – […]ReplyCancel

  • Sherry - Yummers! I did make changes because I was trying to use as much of what I had as possible. Used canned chicken, couldn’t find broccoli carrot slaw so used regular cabbage slaw, and only did 1 tsp of vinegar as I dislike vinegar flavor. Glad I did that. LOVE the almond crunch in this. Bet the other slaw would be better but we don’t have any health food stores so we do with what we have. Thanks Miss Carrie.ReplyCancel

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