Put Your Leftover Turkey to Good Use

Check out these healthy and creative ways to turn your turkey into something different.

You thought you devoured the bird, but somehow you ended up with a pound of meat left over. What do you do with all of it? Well for starters, don’t give it all to the dog. Check out these somewhat-healthy ways to gobble up the rest of your delicious Thanksgiving turkey.

Turkey Omelet
There’s no such thing as a bad combination when it comes to omelets. Shred your turkey and mix it with whatever suits your palate: avocado, green peppers, onions, tomatoes—you can even throw in some leftover sweet potato.

Turkey Chili
Trade beef for turkey and turn your favorite chili recipe into your favorite part of Black Friday. Chili goes great with cold weather, a warm fire and a blanket or two.

Turkey Salad
Dice up some turkey and throw it on top of a salad. Add your left-over cranberry sauce and pumpkin seeds if you have any. Then, top it off with some fat-free dressing and low-fat croutons.

Turkey Pasta
Pasta doesn’t choose a favorite topping. But turkey fits the bill for it: it’s delicious and works well with other flavors. Whether your recipe calls for red, white, pink or no sauce, turkey will find a way to fit in.

Turkey Mexicana
Substitute turkey for beef or chicken in any Mexican recipe. Turkey compliments tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, tamales and other traditional Mexican foods. It’s all about how creative you get with it.

Turkey Sandwich
We may not need to go into great detail on this one, but the post-Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches are always the best. Make it a Pilgrim sandwich and add some mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and stuffing.

Turkey sandwich being prepared on kitchen counter next to cranberry sauce and utensils

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