5 Healthy Ways to Use Up Leftover Turkey

Thanksgiving may be over but you likely still have a whole lot of food packed away in you fridge. Leftover turkey is an excellent lean protein but you might not want to have another turkey sandwich. Swap the traditional between-the-bread option for one of these healthy turkey recipes.

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Leftover Turkey Pho

This Leftover Turkey Pho from Healthy Green Kitchen is a great, flavorful way to use up your turkey leftovers.  The savory broth is packed with turkey and noodles, making this a great comfort dish.

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Turkey, Veggie Tray and Barley Soup

If you’ve got leftover veggies in addition to leftover turkey, try this Turkey, Veggie Tray and Barley Soup from The Chic Life.  You can throw any veggie tray leftovers into this soup, like cauliflower, broccoli, carrots and celery.

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Healthier Turkey Pot Pie

For a healthy twist on a comfort food classic, try this Healthier Turkey Pot Pie from Sugar Free Mom.  This pot pie uses only a top crust to cut down on calories.  It’s also packed with veggies and can be made ahead of time and frozen for a quick dinner.

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Healthier Turkey Tortilla Soup

For a Mexican twist, try A Healthy Life for Me’s Healthier Turkey Tortilla Soup.  This soup is packed with protein from the turkey and black beans, and has lots of great flavor from the addition of salsa, avocado and lime juice.

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Turkey Cranberry Quesadilla

If you’ve got cranberry sauce and turkey leftover, try this Turkey Cranberry Quesadilla from Emily Bites. This unique quesadilla uses a high fiber tortilla and low fat cream cheese to keep things healthy, as well as a balsamic glaze for added flavor.  We suggest adding the optional spinach for added nutrients.

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