Turkey: 5 Ways to Enjoy the Flavor of the Season

This week, many Americans will gather together with friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving. When the fun is done, you may be left with more turkey than you anticipated. If you are looking for healthy ways to serve leftover turkey, nutritionists offer some ideas that align with the Dietary Guidelines.

MyPlate Kitchen recipes have been developed by nutritionists and are both tasty and healthy.  Check out these recipes featuring turkey five different ways to use up leftovers, or to simply try something new!

  • Warm Up a Cold Winter Night: Turkey Stew   En Español
    This hearty stew of turkey, potatoes, and vegetables will warm up a cold winter night. You can replace the cooked turkey with cooked chicken. 
  • The Fun Family Favorite: Turkey Tostadas     En Español
    Take a new spin on Taco Night with this entrée that is sure to please the whole family. Get kids involved by letting them spread the refried beans or sprinkle on the cheese!
  • Quick and Delicious: Turkey and Vegetable Stir-Fry      En Español
    Cooked turkey combined with your favorite frozen veggies means you can throw this stir fry together quickly for a healthy weekday dinner.
  • The One-dish Meal: Eve’s Tasty Turkey Tetrazzini    En Español   Food group fantastic! One serving of this tasty dish provides 1/2 cup of vegetables, 1 1/2 ounces of grains, 2 ounces of protein, and 1/4 cup of dairy!  

For more healthy recipes, check out MyPlate Kitchen.  You’ll find recipes of the month, trending recipes, video tips….even recipes that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less!  Enjoy your holidays to the fullest with these and other healthy recipes.