Healthy Holiday Leftovers


Wondering what to do with all that turkey, little bit of veggies and other odds and ends from Thanksgiving dinner? Look no further, try some these recipes to refresh that turkey day dinner.

Turkey & Squash Soup
Times 45-60 minutes
Serves 6 (1 1/2 Cups each)

Heat 2 tsp canola oil in a large Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add 2 leeks, trimmed, chopped and rinse, and 1 chopped bell pepper. Stir and cook until softened (about 3 minutes) Add 3 cloves minced garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Stir in 4 Cups of low-sodium chicken broth, 1 pound of butternut squash, 2 Tbsp fresh thyme and 1 1/2 tsp cumin; cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

Add 1 pound leftover turkey. Add 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice and 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper. Season with 1/4 tsp salt and black pepper.

Asian Brussel Sprout Slaw
Time 40 minutes
Serves 2 (2 Cups each)

Prepare the dressing: Combine 1/4 Cups low-sodium soy sauce, 3 Tbsp rice wine vinegar, 1 Tbsp Splenda brown sugar, 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil and 1 1/2 tsp chili-garlic sauce in a bowl; stir to blend. Heat 2 Tbsp canola oil in a small saucepan and add 1 Tbsp fresh minced ginger and 2 cloves minced garlic; cook, stirring until fragrant. Add the soy sauce mixture to the pan and let it simmer. Whisk in 1 Tbsp tahini paste and 3/4 Cup low-sodium chicken broth and cook to reduce (3-4 minutes). Let this cool.
Prepare the salad: Roughly chop about 6 Cups roasted brussel sprouts and add 1 Cup sliced radishes and 1/2 Cup chopped scallions in a shallow bowl. Stir dressing over top and sprinkle with 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds.
You can also add leftover chopped turkey*

Turkey Toastadas in Lettuce Cups
Time 35 minutes
Serves 4 (2 Toastadas Each)

Heat 1 (14 oz) can of low-sodium diced tomatoes (with or without jalepenos) to a low boil in a medium sauce pan. Add 1 thinly sliced medium onion and cook 15-20 minutes. Add leftover turkey that’s been shredded. Cook until heated through.
Wash, dry, and separate 1 head of Bibb lettuce into cups. In each cup, layer the turkey, 1 1/2 tsp Easy Easy Salsa, sprinkle of cilantro, and squeeze of lime juice.
Can also top these with some chopped brussel sprouts or chopped kale*

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