Five for Friday: The Turkey Edition | Carson Tahoe Health

Congratulations! You’ve cooked a HUGE bird! Looking for ways to incorporate the leftovers into other meals? Here are 5!


Turkey Burritos

What better a way to change up the flavor than by going south of the border!

Heat a can of black beans in a saucepan with 1/2 cup bottled salsa. Add shredded turkey to the beans to heat through. Cook rice separately. Place beans, rice, sour cream, grated cheddar cheese, cilantro, hot sauce, and more bottled salsa on a 12-inch flour tortilla or wrap. Roll up burritos, tucking in ends. (via)


Turkey for Breakfast!

Make this hash for an easy “gobble-filled” AM meal!

Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the potatoes, onion, bell pepper, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Stir in turkey and parsley and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 3 minutes. Meanwhile, heat a tablespoon of oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Working in 2 batches, crack the eggs into the pan and cook, covered, to the desired doneness, 2 to 4 minutes for slightly runny sunny-side-up eggs. Serve with the hash. (via)



Turkey and Apple Sandwich

Add some extra crunch to your munch! Grab two slices of whole wheat bread, layer with Dijon mustard, turkey breast, and sliced apples. Drizzle a little honey over it all and top with remaining bread half. Sweet. Savory. Simply delicious!


Turkey Club Pizza… yes, pizza!

Grab your favorite flatbread or pizza dough, top with low-fat ranch dressing (we make ours with ranch flavoring and Greek yogurt), add some cherry tomatoes, turkey, onions and cheese and bake until crust is golden. Enjoy!


Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Re-heat some shredded turkey in a pan with mushrooms, scallions, garlic, and water chestnuts, and cook until mushrooms soften. In a small bowl mix some soy sauce, brown sugar, and vinegar and pour over the turkey mixture to heat throughout.

Make a drizzling sauce by whisking together soy sauce, vinegar, honey, mustard, Sriracha, sesame oil and ¼ cup of water. Serve turkey in lettuce cups and drizzle the sauce over it! YUM.





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