If you’re anything like me, you have a ton of leftover turkey after the holiday season and you’re looking for fun and creative ways to use it all up while staying on track with your weight loss plan during the holidays!
Eating healthy on the 17 Day Diet, even during the holidays doesn’t have to be difficult. And if you have leftover turkey, you’re even in better shape for healthy eating!
You have leftovers, so don’t let your bird go to waste – it’s super easy to repurpose cooked turkey for a few more meals.
If you have more than you can eat a few days after your holiday, place your carvings in a sealed container and freeze for future use.
Here are 3 Healthy Turkey Leftover Recipes to use for your next meal!
1. Shepherd’s Pie
Rather than cook another batch of ground turkey, use your already-cooked leftover turkey in my recipe for a healthy low-carb Not Your Momma’s Shepherd’s Pie.
Add your cooked turkey to your onion and garlic mixture to the pan to warm your turkey.
Bonus points if you have leftover Thanksgiving veggies such as carrots, green beans and other low-sugar veggies that would be yummy in this dish!
2. Low-Carb Turkey Tacos
Use your leftover turkey meat combined with your favorite low-sugar salsa for a spicy meat mixture using my Cauliflower Tortilla recipe.
Add toppings such as shredded lettuce, a bit of cheese (yes, it’s allowed!), sour cream and tomatoes!
If you can make these tortillas a day in advance and put them in the toaster to crisp them up the day of, they are perfect this way!
3. Middle Eastern Turkey & Carrot Stew
Use your leftover turkey in this Middle Eastern Turkey & Carrot Stew.
Follow the recipe and instead of cooking a new batch of ground turkey, add your already-cooked leftover turkey to your stew mixture to warm up the turkey.
If you have leftover carrots from your holiday dinner, use these up, too!
Not Your Momma’s Shepherd’s Pie
Turning what is a normally carb-rich dinner into a light and healthy Shepherd's Pie using cauliflower, is a game changer!
Use up extra turkey and make tacos - healthy style! These cauliflower tortillas are a low-carb life saver!
Middle Eastern Turkey and Carrot Stew
The sky's the limit in the flavor combos in this stew!