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Easy & Healthy Holiday Leftover Recipes

by Larissa, posted to Food & Drink

If you are lucky enough to have leftovers after the holiday season, here are some simple and healthy Thanksgiving and Christmas leftover recipes I've handpicked from around the web.


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America's Test Kitchen Chunky Ham And Split Pea Soup

food.com

I love America's Test Kitchen because I always know it's going to be a...more

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Shrimp and Ham Jambalaya

recipes.menshealth.com

The appeal of many one-pot meals is that they cook unattended, and...more

Only 279.2 calories

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Roasted Turkey Hash with Sunny-Side-Up Eggs

countryliving.com

By using skinless turkey instead of the traditional corned beef, you...more

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Peasant-Style Potato and Kale Soup

thedailygreen.com

Leftover potatoes and hearty green kale are the perfect flavor duo for...more

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Day-After Turkey Shepherd's Pie

kitchenconfidante.com

Leftovers never tasted so good.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Ham and Garlic

myrecipes.com

Roasting brings out the best in Brussels sprouts: It lightly...more

Another low-carb and yummy dish!!

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Crustless Quiche with (Leftover) Ham, Asaparagus, and Gruyere

pinchmysalt.com

While there are a million ways to use leftover ham, I think one of the...more

Mmm, my favorite low-carb leftover recipe.

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7 Ways With: Leftover Ham Recipes

myrecipes.com

Scrambling for ideas about what do with that leftover holiday ham?...more

Some easy and fun ideas, the brussel sprouts are my fave. Is 2011 the year of brussel sprouts or what??

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Holiday Leftovers Tips via Whole Foods

wholefoodsmarket.com

Whole Foods Market is the world's largest retailer of natural and...more

Mmm, my favorite tip, I love me some bread pudding: Dice and use in your favorite recipe for bread pudding or strata.

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Crispy Turkey Tostadas

eatingwell.com

Shredded leftover turkey tops homemade tostadas in this Tex-Mex...more

This one's a no-brainer, easy to make and tasty. I'll probably use soft tacos to keep it healthy.

Claudia: This is a great idea! I will have to try it out this year :)

Larissa: Great idea, you can make them for the post-holiday office potluck ;).

Dvr Dame: Oh that looks so good! Makes me want to skip turkey dinner and eat this instead.

Larissa: Totally, I'd rather skip the turkey (shhhh, don't tell my bro who's been brining and prepping his legendary turkey) for these tostadas or the banh mi below.

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Pumpkin Bread Truffles

thebudgetdiet.com

Suggested by Kristl Story

Turn your leftover pumpkin bread into delicious little candy coated morsels! These also freeze beautifully!

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Martha Stewart's Turkey Banh Mi

marthastewart.com

With its refreshing flavors, this sandwich -- a take on the Vietnamese...more

I love me some banh mi and SRIRACHA! This is so much better than the boring leftover turkey with cranberry sandwich.

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The Legendary Hot Brown

brownhotel.com

The Hot Brown is an open-faced sandwich of turkey and bacon, covered...more

This legendary sandwich originates from the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. It sounds sinful and delicious, and comes highly recommended by tikitoker on Reddit, their family makes it every year (thank you!!).

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Jamie Oliver's Beautiful Leftover Bruschetta

jamieoliver.com

The word ‘bruschetta’ comes from the Italian word ‘bruscare’,...more

Jamie recommends topping with: leftover meat, shellfish or even simple anchovies – will be delicious. One of my favourite combos is leftover lamb, fresh mint and a splash of sherry vinegar… come on!

Krista: Saw Jamie on Anderson Cooper Thanksgiving special yesterday...this is great!

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Real Simple: Leftover Turkey Recipes

realsimple.com

Get 10 leftover turkey recipes and use up all of your Thanksgiving...more

Spicy Rice Turkey with chorizo sounds delicious.

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Turkey, Cheddar and Apple Hand Pies

etsy.com

Fill these flexible, delectable hand pies with any Thanksgiving...more

These didn't sound so appealing until I saw the photos on Etsy's blog, NOM!

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Leftover Turkey Spring Rolls with Cranberry Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce

allrecipes.com

Cooked turkey meat gets an Asia-meets-Thanksgiving flavor when you...more

I'm usually not a fan of fusion dishes, but was intrigued after seeing the 4.5 stars with over 2k reviews on AllRecipes.com. How yummy does the cranberry sweet and sour sound?? Thanks for this East meets West leftover treasure, whiskeysnowcone!

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Michael Chiarello's Next Day Turkey Soup

foodnetwork.com

Food Network invites you to try this Next Day Turkey Soup recipe from...more

Throw in leftover turkey and Thanksgiving side vegetables (Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, green beans)

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Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Wrap (via The Fresh Diet)

blog.thefreshdiet.com

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, here’s a healthy recipe for you...more

It's easy to make and comes in at less than 300 calories & packs 23 grams of protein - gobble gobble!

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Turkey Stroganoff

simplyrecipes.com

Turkey Stroganoff recipe made with turkey leftovers, mushrooms, thyme...more

This may not be the healthiest option, but I couldn't resist adding. I love stroganoffs and wanted to include a leftover recipe from one of my favorite cooking blogs.

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