Thankfully Light Leftovers
Our 'Recipe Doctor' offers tips on how to use up the rest of that bird
10 Light & Tasty Ways to Enjoy Leftover Turkey continued...
JOURNAL AS: a "light frozen dinner, pasta, or rice dish
with meat/fish with light sauce."
(Or try out my Irish Shepherd's Pie recipe below!)
4) Turkey chili will heat things up the day after
Thanksgiving. Make your favorite light chili recipe but instead of adding in
browned ground beef or beef chunks, stir in some diced or shredded turkey.
JOURNAL AS: 1 cup of "hearty stews, chili, starches
3) Enjoy a light turkey Caesar salad the next day. Mix up a
quick Caesar salad using Romaine lettuce, tomato wedges, and fat-free or
low-fat Caesar salad croutons (available in most supermarkets). Top the salad
with plenty of shredded turkey and drizzle bottled light Caesar salad dressing
over the top. If you can't find light Caesar dressing in your market, make up
your own by blending 1/2 cup of regular Caesar dressing with 1/2 cup of apple
JOURNAL AS: "entrée salad with meat, fish or eggs with
light salad dressing."
2) Don't wait until lunch to enjoy your leftover turkey. Add some shredded
turkey to your breakfast omelet or
frittata. Turkey goes well with the fixings we normally add to our
omelets and frittatas -- green onions, avocado, vegetables, reduced-fat cheese,
fat-free sour cream, etc.
JOURNAL AS: "Eggs with meat."
1) Transform leftover turkey into an elegant turkey divan by topping a
turkey and broccoli casserole with melted reduced-fat cheese and a light crumb
JOURNAL AS: "lean meat with sauce" plus
"vegetables without added fat."
And Now a Few Thankfully Light Recipes
Turkey and Cranberry Sandwich
WebMD Weight Loss Clinic members:
Journal as 1 "sandwich and burger lean meat" plus 1 ounce "low-fat
I know you are all going to want to make turkey sandwiches the day after
Thanksgiving. To give you yet another sandwich to enjoy, other than the
standard turkey sandwich, here's a sandwich that uses the leftover cranberry
sauce as well!
2 slices whole-grain bread or 1 whole-grain roll
1 to 2 tablespoons light cream cheese
1 to 2 tablespoons cranberry sauce
A couple of carved slices of turkey (about the size of the palm of your
Lettuce, tomato, sliced onion, alfalfa sprouts (as desired)
- Spread the cream cheese over one of the slices of bread or roll. Spread
cranberry sauce over the top of that.
- Add the slices of turkey and top with lettuce, tomato, sliced onion or
alfalfa sprouts as desired. Enjoy!