Posted On: Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 - By David Johnson
Got leftover Thanksgiving turkey? Try out these deliciously healthy recipe ideas.
Everybody loves Thanksgiving and Christmas, but let's face it, it isn't exactly the greatest meal for weight loss nutrition. Many of us tend to overdo it during the holidays and cook way more turkey than we originally needed - but that isn't necessarily a bad thing for your green coffee diet.
Roasted white-meat turkey isn't just a tasty dish to serve in November, it's an excellent high-protein, low-fat meat option that you can enjoy after your friends and family have left and the rest of your bird is sitting in the fridge.
Safety first Don't keep your leftovers in the fridge for too long - after the Thanksgiving weekend is over, your meat may cause food poisoning. The good news is, turkey freezes beautifully and can be thawed out later in the winter for these healthy, low-fat turkey recipe ideas - and no, we aren't talking about ho-hum turkey sandwiches.
Turkey broccoli bake - Got a bunch of broth left over from the big meal? Health magazine recommends a white meat turkey bake with broccoli, olive oil and milk instead of butter and cream for the best health benefits.
Turkey noodle soup - Who doesn't love a warm, hearty soup when the snow is falling outside? Not only is turkey noodle soup an excellent option for keeping colds and the flu away, it is low in fat, kid-friendly, high in nutrients and one of the best comfort foods around.
Warm winter turkey salad - Eating Well magazine featured a delicious warm winter salad that includes leftover turkey, walnuts, Gorgonzola cheese, radicchio, fennel and carrots. Who says you can't eat a deliciously healthy salad with leftovers during the winter?
Turkey tostadas - If you are a fan of spicy food, shredded leftover turkey works wonderfully atop a toasted tostada with fresh tortillas, tomatoes, black beans jalapenos, low-fat cheese and, of course, salsa.
Turkey pot pie - Not all pot pies have to be full of fat and calories. By using whole-wheat biscuits and reduced-fat sour cream, you can make the most of delicious veggies like peas, mushrooms and carrots in this classic comforting dish - along with your leftover turkey.
Turkey Thai curry - Got a favorite Thai curry dish you have been wanting to try? By eliminating the oil and using light coconut milk with your uneaten turkey and roasted sweet potatoes, you can make a healthy, spicy Asian dish that you never thought was possible with Thanksgiving leftovers.
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+David Johnson is a true health enthusiast and is someone who is passionate about educating others on weight loss, fitness and healthy eating. He believes that with proper exercise, healthy eating and natural supplements you can avoid 70% of illnesses and also improve confidence and self esteem. "Everyone needs to find their balance in life and be able to enjoy everything life has to offer, including great food, and maintain a healthy lifestyle".