It’s okay to splurge on Thanksgiving. After all, it only comes once a year and if you’re like me, saying no to pumpkin pie is just not possible. But, after the holiday has passed, then it’s time for the skinny on Thanksgiving leftovers.
Here are three ideas for enjoying the turkey throughout the holiday weekend without over-indulging in too many calories:
Turkey Lettuce Wraps
Top shredded white meat with red onion, shredded carrots, chopped nuts and cilantro. Wrap in lettuce leaves for a low carb lunch.
Turkey Vegetable Soup
In a pot, saute chopped onion, add a few cups of vegetable broth along with white and dark meat turkey. Toss in as many chopped vegetables as you can find such as carrots, celery, and squash. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until veggies are tender.
Chilled Quinoa Salad
Mix leftover green beans or any roasted vegetables with cooked quinoa and fresh herbs like parsley or cilantro along with basil for a lean, but satisfying salad.
Mia Fox is a Los Angeles-based novelist who writes across varied genres including Contemporary and Paranormal Romance, Chick Lit, and Satire. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from U.S.C. Before writing full time, she worked as an entertainment publicist, a career she chronicles in her novel, “Alert the Media.” However, she is happy to leave that world behind her, preferring that any drama in her life is only that which she creates for her characters.