Easy Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving is over and now your fridge is packed with delicious leftovers. Not to worry – we’ve got some easy recipes to transform those leftovers into healthy meals for the rest of the weekend:

Turkey Cranberry Lettuce Wraps

This lettuce wrap is a lighter version of the day-after-Thanksgiving sandwich. Substituting lettuce for bread adds freshness to the meal. The recipe uses turkey, butternut squash, and cranberry sauce. However, you can mix it up however you’d like – toss in some roasted vegetables or a little gravy!

Turkey cranberry wraps picture and recipe courtesy of EatTheGains.com

Black Friday Frittata

Do you still have the family over on Friday morning? This post-Thanksgiving frittata is an easy and filling way to feed everyone! Mix together cut-up turkey, roasted vegetables, and eggs and pour into a baking sheet. For extra flavor, you can add raw spinach, cheese, and spices to taste. Bake for 15 minutes and serve with a refreshing spoonful of Greek yogurt!

Picture and recipe courtesy of Diethood.com

Roasted Veggie Chili

November in New England is chilly and windy. What better way to warm everyone up than with a good chili? This vegetarian chili recipe is a great way to reuse those Thanksgiving vegetable side dishes. Toss butternut squash, green beans, carrots, and any other veggies in a slow cooker or heavy pot. Add tomatoes, beans, and chili spices for an effortlessly hearty and healthy dinner.

Image and recipe courtesy of ChewOutLoud.com

Thanksgiving Salad

Sometimes you feel like eating all the flavors of Thanksgiving but without the calories. Instead of making another plate on Friday, try this Thanksgiving salad! Toss in cubed turkey, butternut squash, and roasted veggies to your favorite salad mix. Use cranberry sauce as a dressing and crisped stuffing for croutons. It’s a lighter, healthier way to revisit the best tastes of the holiday.

Recipe and picture courtesy of EatingWell.com
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