We all run into challenges with holiday leftovers. Sometimes we end up with way more than we thought we would and reheating a turkey day hotplate isn’t as appetizing after the first go, but that food certainly shouldn’t go to waste. Our friends at Florida Citrus came up with some ideas for you.
One of the trickiest parts of the holidays is figuring out what to do with the leftovers. The ideas below are a great way to reduce food waste and incorporate your leftovers into a new meal. Using your leftovers in healthier recipes is a great way to provide your family with nutrient-rich meals following the holidays.
- Thanksgiving Mini Breakfast Quiche:
Our Mini Breakfast Quiche recipe can be easily modified to incorporate your Thanksgiving leftovers. All you have to do is replace the chorizo with your leftover turkey and vegetables. A Thanksgiving leftover breakfast full of-protein and nutrient-dense vegetables–just what the body needs to start the day off right. Consider using egg whites for a lighter option.
- Make Sandwiches or Wraps:
Use your leftover turkey or ham to make simple sandwiches, wraps or pressed paninis. All of your leftovers –cranberry sauce, stuffing, gravy and mashed potatoes –are perfect ingredients to set out for your family to make their own lunches.
- A Simple and Healthy Salad:
Toss your turkey with leftover veggies and your favorite salad ingredients for an easy and light lunch or dinner option following Thanksgiving. Use our simple Orange Salad Dressing to add a burst of citrus flavor from Florida Orange Juice.
- Thanksgiving Leftover Soup:
Simple soups are a great way to utilize most of your leftovers from your Thanksgiving dinner. Combine the turkey, vegetables and broth of your choosing to make a filling and hearty meal packed with nutritional benefits from the turkey and all the vegetables. (Helpful Hint: you can even add the turkey carcass or ham bone to add extra flavor while the soup is cooking.)