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Hey! Where Ya Going with Those Turkey Bones?
Thanksgiving Day is almost here. Hurray! I hope you will be sharing a joyous meal with friends and family. This blog is dedicated to a few of my favorite post-holiday turkey dishes. First and foremost, hang on to your turkey bones!
Even if your bird is picked over like there's no tomorrow, you can roast the bones and make a superb low sodium broth from what is left. You can then use that broth in any dish that calls for chicken broth. Take the time to roast the turkey bones before putting them in a stock pot with the usual suspects: water to cover, onions, carrots, and celery. Try this
Turkey Broth recipe
from the New York Times.
I know most of us feel that we are just too darn tired or busy to make homemade soup, especially after Thanksgiving, but this is your chance to finally do some good with that turkey carcass. You can make a classic turkey soup or do something a little fancy with just the leftover meat.
Next Day Turkey Soup
Food Network (Michael Chiarello). This recipe calls not only for turkey bones, but for your leftover veggie sides as well!
Lemon Turkey Soup with Fresh Spinach and Farfalle
. This is a healthy recipe from Epicurious (Bon Appétit 2005) that uses leftover turkey meat (no bones).
Pair low fat mayo with a small amount of leftover cranberry sauce as a condiment, along with leftover salad greens, whole grain bread, and leftover turkey for a fabulous, healthy lunch. Or, if you want a recipe that uses more veggies, try
Turkey Veg Out Sandwiches
I can't think of a better use for leftover turkey than Waldorf Salad. This salad combines sweet and savory with smooth and crunchy. For a lighter version, try Cooking Light's
Lightened Waldorf Salad
. For a nice spicy twist on this classic, try Eating Well's
Curried Waldorf Salad
You might laugh at this one, but turkey in a whole grain burrito with low fat sour cream, a mix of salsas (one hot, one sweet), avocado, and sautéed peppers and onions is pretty darn good and fast to make.
Turkey chili is delicious and easy. Here's a
you can try from the Food Network.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!
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Kathy Isacks, MPS, RD
Consulting Dietitian for
Global Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers
Leftover Turkey Recipes
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