Thanksgiving Leftovers…Delish!

How was the feast?? I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving holiday this year and enjoyed some time with your family and friends. I have put together a few ideas on some tasty Thanksgiving leftover concoctions that you can make at home…

  • Deli Style Turkey Cranberry Sandwich: choose 2 slices of bread (preferably whole grain or with >3 grams of fiber per serving). Spread a light, softened cream cheese of one side of the bread. Spread cranberry sauce on the other side of the bread. Fill your sandwich with shaved turkey slices, lettuce, sprouts, cucumbers, tomato slices and red onion. YUM!
  • Hot Turkey Sandwich: Arrange two slices of lightly toasted whole grain bread with a touch of olive oil (open face) with sliced turkey breast. Heat gravy in a small saucepan and spread over the top with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Serve with leftover cranberry sauce if desired for additional flavor.

  • Cornbread with eggs: 1 scrambled egg and 1 egg white with a small warmed cornbread (with a light cranberry spread, a touch of natural honey or promise butter).
  • Turkey wrap: one 6” wheat or spinach tortilla with 3 ounces turkey, cranberry spread, spinach leaves, chopped cucumbers and a touch of gravy.
  • Bake some cranberry or pumpkin muffins or bread for breakfast
  • Make pumpkin pancakes and add 1-2 tablespoons of ground flaxseeds or chia seeds for added fiber and omega 3 fatty acids
  • Make a turkey salad mix: Chop classic turkey and mix with dill, chopped celery, toasted cashews, sage, thyme, and orange accented cranberries. Serve this salad as an appetizer with crackers or in a wrap.
  • Make a turkey, broccoli quiche with lowfat mozzarella cheese for breakfast
  • After the gravy is put into the fridge, the fat rises and solidifies into a jelly like substanceà scrap this layer of fat off before reheating and eating with your leftovers.

Yuummm… enjoy it and get back on tract with your normal eating patterns and exercise regimen Monday. Have a relaxing holiday weekend!