Thanksgiving Dinner Leftovers

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As you are reading this, I’m probably Black Friday shopping with my mom and sisters. Yes, we are crazy like that. We can’t help it, Lol.

Oh, Thanksgiving leftovers. I love them and I hate them. There is really only so much leftover turkey I can take. I like it maybe the next day and then I’m done. My husband likes turkey sandwiches the next few days, maybe and then he’s done. I hate to waste food, so I want to give you some different ideas of what you can do with your leftover turkey and ham.

Turkey Stir-Fry

If you have either sliced turkey or some veggies lying around, you can easily put them together and make a stir-fry. There is no right or wrong way to stir-fry these ingredients. Even though the traditional stir-fry might call for certain veggies, you can add absolutely any of them you like. You can make a stir-fry similar to fajitas with onions and bell peppers, or you can add veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots to the pan. You can go with any veggies that you happen to have leftover and aren’t sure what to do with.

Make a Lettuce Wrap

Some of your leftovers might also go good in a lettuce wrap. Just about any type of meat or seafood leftovers can go in a wrap, including tuna for tuna salad, any type of fish or shrimp, beef, chicken, even pork chops that you have sliced up. You can have just the meat inside the leaf lettuce if you’re looking for a quick meal, or you can add some veggies to it. You can also make up some cauliflower rice if you have extra cauliflower by the end of the week. This makes a wrap burrito that is tasty and prevents you from wasting any food.

Salad

This is by far one of the best ways to use up your leftover ingredients. If you still have a ot of leftovers after a few days,  you have made your primary meals, but you have some veggies, eggs, or a little meat left, combine everything into a salad. If you have leftover eggs, boil them and slice to add to a chef’s salad. You can include any meat leftover, such as ham or turkey, then add in whatever veggies you have on hand. Add a paleo-friendly dressing, such as oil and vinegar, and your salad is done.

Soup

Soup is very easy to make and all you really need is water or broth and some vegetables. You can make a vegetable soup by combining the veggies with your broth, or you can add a little meat to it as well. This can be similar to a minestrone or vegetable soup, but you aren’t adding any noodles. You can dump almost anything into a soup and it’s delicious.

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving and that this gives you some new ideas for those Thanksgiving leftovers. I probably need some sleep after hosting Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping. I will then be ready to start decorating for Christmas.

Have a great weekend. Talk to you soon,

Tammy 🙂

 

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