Did you make a huge turkey and your guests didn’t finish it all? Here are some recipe ideas for using your leftovers without getting bored of eating the same meal on repeat. Most of the recipes use household staples that will get dinner on the table in no time with no need to grocery shop. 

Creamy turkey and potato chowder

This chowder uses milk instead of cream to lighten it up a bit and easily incorporates leftover turkey. If you’ve got leftover potatoes you can use those as well. Serve with some biscuits and you’ve the prefect winter meal to warm up after a run. 

Pumpkin turkey chili 

This recipe calls for ground turkey but cooked turkey can be thrown in as an easy substitute. If you’re looking to make it vegetarian simply omit the meat. 

Butternut squash soup

Butternut Squash Soup

If you’re a squash lover, this soup is for you. Add potent spices like tumeric, cumin, curry, and fresh black pepper to up the anti-inflammatory benefits.

Winter cranberry cheesecake

Cranberries are a great winter fruit. Make this cheesecake to satisfy your sugar craving without entering into a full sugar overload. This recipe is a little more time consuming than others, but worth the effort.

Make stock from your leftover bones

You make bone broth by combining bones of your choice with vegetables, usually carrots, onions, garlic and herbs, and cooking for roughly 10 hours. Once cooked, the broth is filled with collagen which is the structural protein found in skin and other connective tissues. Making bone broth is time consuming, but very cheap. Save the bones from your holiday meat dish and easily have a nutrient rich broth to add to other dishes or consume on its own.

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