Looking for leftover Thanksgiving turkey recipes to enjoy the fruits of your labor all weekend long? Here are 5 healthy recipes from the 8fit app.
Unless you are a master of calculating portions and predicting how much Grandma Carol and Uncle John will eat this year, odds are there are a lot of Thanksgiving leftovers in your refrigerator. Instead of defaulting to a classic turkey soup or Thanksgiving sandwich, use your leftover turkey in healthy, creative ways.
Here at 8fit, we have a handful of fun leftover Thanksgiving turkey recipes. So, set some white meat aside and eat great through the holiday weekend.
Indian turkey with rice and kachumber
This recipe is a great balance of protein and fiber. Instead of cooking the turkey for 5-6 minutes like step 6 suggests, add it to the pan with the onions and cook until warm. This will prevent your pre-cooked turkey from drying out and becoming overcooked.
Turkey and brie sandwich
Replace deli-style turkey with leftover Thanksgiving turkey breast in this sandwich recipe. Serve the turkey warm or cold and, if you are feeling adventurous, add a smear of leftover cranberry sauce on your whole grain bread before assembling your sandwich.
Just like the tacos above, you can use leftover turkey breast instead of ground turkey in this turkey stir-fry recipe. Skip step 2, skip the fast food stir-fry, and create a winning dish.
Spicy turkey tacos
This recipe calls for ground turkey, but leftover Thanksgiving turkey breast will do. Instead of adding the turkey to the pan in step 3, cook the onion and pepper on it’s own. Add the turkey in step 5 with the spices. Follow the rest of the recipe as-is.
Turkey and greens
This veggie-forward dish is a great way to use leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Skip step 1 and heat your turkey in the microwave or on a skillet with a touch of olive oil. Follow the rest of the recipe as instructed.
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