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...
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
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.
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
Turkey and Cranberry Sandwich
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!
Makes 1 sandwich.
Per sandwich: 339 calories, 33 g protein, 36 g carbohydrates, 6.5 g fat (3.2
g saturated fat, 0.9 g monounsaturated fat, 0.7 g polyunsaturated fat), 81 mg
cholesterol, 4 g fiber, 419 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 17%.
The Day After Irish Shepherd's Pie
This is a wonderful way to enjoy the leftover mashed potatoes, green
vegetables, and gravy, too!