Okay, Thanksgiving dinner is now over and you have heaping mounds of leftovers taking up precious space in your refrigerator. Does that mean you will be eating turkey sandwiches for the foreseeable future? Not necessarily. Here are 5 ways to serve your Thanksgiving leftovers and not one of them is a sandwich.
Crispy Turkey Tostadas
Spice your taste buds up by making turkey tostados with your leftover turkey. Add some black beans or rice and you will have a satisfying meal that will be quick to get on the table.
Per serving: 397 calories, 15g fat, 34g carbohydrates, 33g protein, 8g fiber, 621mg sodium, 709mg potassium
Cream of Turkey Wild Rice Soup
This soup has the creaminess you love without all the extra calories. It is the perfect way to warm up after a day of holiday shopping.
Per serving: 354 calories, 9g fat, 27g carbohydrates, 36g protein, 3g fiber, 378mg sodium, 577mg potassium
Turkey Leek Shepherd's Pie
Have mashed potatoes left over too? This dish is a win-win because it uses up more of your leftovers and means less cooking time for you.
Per serving: 331 calories, 8g fat, 42g carbohydrates, 22g protein, 5g fiber, 358mg sodium, 991mg potassium
Eatingwell Power Salad
A salad is always better for you than a sandwich, right? Make a quick, but delicious chef's salad using your leftover turkey breast and some reduced-fat Swiss cheese and plenty of vegetables.
Per serving: 180 calories, 4g fat, 19g carbohydrates, 21g protein, 6g fiber, 757mg sodium, 956mg potassium
A classic cassoulet can be very time intensive, but with your leftovers and some canned beans, this version can be on the table in just a little over an hour. Serves 6.
Per serving: 353 calories, 5g fat, 36g carbohydrates, 24g protein, 11g fiber, 681mg sodium, 754mg potassium