Easy Thanksgiving Leftover Meals

Your Thanksgiving leftovers have everything you need for a day's worth of healthy post-Turkey Bowl recovery meals.

Leftover Turkey Sandwich
Your Thanksgiving meal can be the performance-fueling gift that keeps on giving, provided you know how to use your leftovers. If you didn't douse everything with butter and gravy, you're looking at a fridge full of lean protein, quality carbs and micronutrient-rich vegetables—ideal for rebuilding your battered and bruised body after a grueling Turkey Bowl.  Recovery starts today with three healthy, hassle-free meals (and a snack) you can whip together with food you already have. Now that's something to give thanks for.

Scrambled eggs with turkey and potatoes

  • Crack four eggs into a bowl and whisk. Add a dash of milk to keep the eggs fluffy
  • Pour eggs into a greased pan on medium heat
  • Stir often. Once eggs start cook, add the turkey
  • Cook until done, then plate while hot
  • When you've finished the eggs, microwave the potatoes in a covered bowl on 65% power until they're hot
  • Serve

Calories: 485
Protein: 46g
Fat: 23g
Carbs: 21g

Turkey sandwich with cranberry sauce and cheese

  • Place two slices whole wheat bread on plate
  • Spread cranberry sauce on bread, then top with one slice cheese and 3/8 cup turkey
  • Slice in half and serve cold

Calories: 470
Protein: 37g
Fat: 9g
Carbs: 60g

Turkey, cranberry, candied walnut and goat cheese salad

  • Pour two cups arugula into a bowl. If you don't have arugula, use whatever greens you can find in your fridge
  • Add 1/8th cup walnuts and 3/8th cup sliced turkey breast to salad
  • Shake or toss salad
  • Top with 1/8th cup of goat cheese and cranberry sauce
  • Serve

Macro-nutrient numbers are based on arugula salad.

Calories: 437
Protein: 34g
Fat: 18g
Carbs: 36g

Stuffed apples

  • Remove core of apple
  • Fill with leftover stuffing (approximately 1/8th cup). Mix in 1 tsp of brown sugar, cinnamon, and crushed walnuts
  • Bake at 425 degrees for approximately 20 minutes, or until tender
  • Serve hot

Nutrition per apple

Calories: 215
Protein: 3g
Fat: 1g
Carbs: 39g

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