Left-Over Turkey Recipes:
Once Christmas has been and gone, if you’ve cooked a whole turkey, while you may seem to have enough to last you through till Easter, you will probably have enough left over for the rest of the week. What’s the best way to use it all up without doing more damage to your diet? Of course, you can use any recipe for leftover chicken – make soups, risotto or curry. But turkey leftovers can seem just a little overwhelming, so perhaps you are looking for something new?
Here are four ideas to help you ring the changes without piling on the pounds.
- This recipe for a low-calorie turkey bolognese is delicious and comforting on a cold winter’s evening. And, because turkey is naturally low in fat, you’ll find that you have enough calories left for a portion of pasta or polenta. I developed it specifically for the 5:2 diet, but it’s actually quite good enough for any day of the week.
- Potted turkey has the advantage of being easy to freeze and store for when you don’t feel totally overwhelmed by the big bird. You can even vary your pots by adding paprika or chilli or your favourite herbs. Delicious – and great for a quick lunch.
- These little turkey meatballs with a spicy tomato sauce freeze well. They are perfect with pasta for a delicious low-calorie supper and no one will know you are keeping to your diet!
- One of my favourite soups is this delicately spiced and fragrant tom yum soup made with cooked turkey leftovers and stock from the carcass. Again, it’s perfect as a way to kick-start your diet – whether like me, you follow the 5:2 diet or whether you are just counting calories!
So how do you use up your turkey leftovers?
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