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Health Happy Round-Up: Turkey Leftover Recipe Ideas

The Thanksgiving day feast is done.  Sure, you could re-heat plates with leftovers, but eventually, you’re gonna get tired of roasted turkey.  Here’s a few of my favorite options for leftovers:

1. Create a turkey casserole.  Use rice, potatoes, mushrooms, turkey, a little turkey broth, and cheese.  If you’re a follow-the-recipe person and “winging it” in the kitchen (no pun intended) isn’t your thing.  Then check out, the Nourishing Gourmet for some fantastically nutritious and economic recipes!

2. Create turkey tacos.  Dice 2 cups of turkey meat into small 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch cubes.  Heat up a cast iron pan to medium-high heat with 1 – 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and lightly brown 2 cloves of crushed garlic.  Then, fry up the turkey cubes in the garlic and coconut oil until crispy.  While cooking, season turkey meat with smoked paprika, cumin, sea salt, and a dash of red or green chile powder.  Serve the turkey meat along with small bowls of toppings and sides such as roasted tomatillo sauce, fresh salsa, cilantro, diced onions, grated monterrey jack cheese or queso, sour cream or whole-milk plain yogurt, steamed white corn tortillas, and shredded lettuce.

3. I think I’m going to make turkey enchiladas based on this chicken enchiladas recipe from All Recipes.

4. I always prefer to use a roasted chicken or turkey carcass to make homemade broth.  In fact, you use my chicken broth recipe–easily adaptable to turkey broth.  I’ll use the broth to make my favorite vegetable soup, Golden Winter Soup.

YOUR TURN: What is your favorite thing to do with leftovers from Thanksgiving?

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One Response

  1. My fave is the classic turkey sandwich. Left over rolls spread with a tiny bit of mayo, cranberry sauce and turkey; perfect.

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