Now that it’s over, having Thanksgiving dinner over and over until it’s all gone just isn’t all that appealing is it?
So what can one do with all those Thanksgiving leftovers? Good question! And thank God for the internet because we now have access to millions of great ways to redo Thanksgiving leftovers – something we wouldn’t have been able to do before and from some really talented culinary artists at that. Now while I’ll readily admit that cooking isn’t my thing, the fact that I am a dietitian who loves eating makes me just the right person to share some healthy ways to give your Thanksgiving leftovers a much needed make over.
Here are 4 of my favourite Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas
Turkey Dinner Soup: Sauté onions and garlic in a pan and then add your leftover turkey, roasted vegetables or other vegetable sides (like corn or green beans) in a pan until warmed through. Transfer to a soup pot and add preferably organic chicken broth and uncooked whole wheat pasta and let simmer until pasta is cooked. Season to taste with salt and herbs.
Turkey Dinner Paninis: Lightly butter whole-grain or dark rye bread and fill with warmed turkey and vegetable leftovers. Grill in a sandwich maker or panini press. Serve with a salad.
Turkey Dinner Salad: Check out these 7 great Thanksgiving Leftover Salad ideas by Culture Cheat Sheet
Turkey Dinner Casserole: Layer leftover stuffing then turkey and roasted vegetables and then mashed potatoes mixed with low fat shredded cheddar cheese in a casserole dish. Bake at 375 for 30-40 min or until heated through.
And if you haven’t finished your leftovers by the time you’ve tried all of these ideas then you can simply start from the beginning and freeze your favourites for a quick dinner on a NO TIME TO COOK day which I’m sure you’re going to have some time very soon.