How To Use Thanksgiving Leftovers for Healthy Meals!

How To Use Thanksgiving Leftovers for Healthy Meals!


Sometimes we just overindulge, and Thanksgiving is one of those. But, the next day, you’ll likely still have plenty of leftovers to do it all over again…and again. Here are 10 delicious—and healthy—ways to use everything from the turkey and Brussels sprouts to cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes. And these aren’t your normal turkey sandwiches!

Turkey Ramen
Let’s take the ramen noddles out of the dorm and make it into a nourishing bowl of ramen soup! Miso paste, soy sauce, and ginger give the broth an impressive authentic flavor that tastes so good, you may want to sip it by itself! Get the recipe.

Turkey Tostadas
Instead of your normal turkey sandwich, try these crispy turkey tostadas. The tomatillo salsa wakes up the leftover turkey breast and makes it moist and delectable. Top with shredded lettuce, onion, and Monterey Jack cheese and dig in! Get the recipe.

Turkey and Stuffing Egg Cups
Make your Black Friday breakfast healthy and delicious with these ingenious egg cups! Combine eggs and veggies for a quick breakfast as you head out the door! Get the recipe.

Turkey Waldorf Salad
Here’s a refreshingly lean version of the classic Waldorf salad. You make it with crunchy apples, celery, walnuts, sweet grapes, and turkey. Place atop a salad, in lettuce cups, or make an open-faced sandwich. Get the recipe.

Turkey Shepherd’s Pie
If you have leftover mashed potatoes (something we never seem to have), use them in this shepherd’s pie recipe. Use the leftover veggies or add some frozen peas and carrots. Get the recipe.

Turkey and Brussels Sprouts Frittata
Do you have company staying over? Here’s a dish that will use your leftover veggies! This is a perfect post-Turkey Day frittata with turkey and Brussels sprouts, but feel free to use any leftover vegetables or sweet potatoes. Get the recipe.

Turkey, Cranberry, and Brie Sandwich
Cranberry sauce makes this leftover turkey sandwich sing with flavor! And this sandwich has even more going for it with creamy Brie cheese that melts perfectly when it’s grilled! Get the recipe.

Pumpkin Chili
You can use pumpkin, squash, or sweet potatoes for this belly-warming vegetarian chili! And it has only 96 calories per serving. Get the recipe.

Turkey, Apple, and Sweet Potato Salad
You can make this antidote to the heavy Thanksgiving dinner you had the day before. It has crunchy pecans, apples, and sweet potato, plus is protein-rich! Get the recipe.

Turkey Tamale Pie
Here’s a recipe that will make you forget you’re eating leftovers. The turkey gets new flavor in a richly spiced sauce with colorful veggies, and all of it is tucked under a cheese and jalapeño corn meal crust. Get the recipe.

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