To help control the urge to eat up all that leftover turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes, find a new purpose for these items as ingredients in new dishes. You will cut down on your meal prep work and save calories by limiting portions of leftovers the next few days.
- Right after the holiday meal, divide all leftovers into ½ -1 C servings sizes. Save enough to refrigerate for the next 1-2 days, then freeze the rest.
- Use turkey in chili, soups, enchiladas, sandwiches, and omelets.
- Use leftover mashed potato in a veggie pot pie or leftover sweet potato in croquettes
- Mix in chopped scallions or finely chopped leeks and drop by spoonfuls into a nonstick pan sprayed with nonstick spray. Cook until browned on the edges.
- Puree leftover butternut squash and/or carrots into a delicious soup.
- Use leftover cranberry sauce to make a dip – add low fat plain Greek yogurt, cranberry sauce, and chopped nuts. Enjoy with fruit or spread on whole grain bread.
- Use leftover stuffing in the stuffing frittata bite recipe here
Stuffing Frittata Bites
- 1 cup leftover stuffing
- 3 eggs
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 cup loosely packed baby spinach, finely chopped
- Salt & pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Grease mini muffin tin
- In a small bowl whisk eggs and milk together and season with salt & pepper
- Spoon stuffing evenly into tins, about 1 T each
- Divide chopped spinach on top of each tin filled with stuffing
- Pour egg mixture on top of each tin until about 3/4 full
- Bake for 15 minutes, broiling for the last 2-3 to brown the tops
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