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Healthy Thanksgiving Leftovers

Filed Under: Recipes at 8:00 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
After getting stuffed on Thursday, revitalize your digestive track with a delicious soup and salad. Who says leftovers can’t be healthy?










Detox Turkey & Kale Soup – Get some good flora with miso and vitamins from the nutrient dense kale.


2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained

1 yellow onion, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, chopped

2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into -inch pieces

1 small bunch kale, center ribs removed, chop leaves

1 large red bell pepper, cut into -inch pieces

8 ounces of leftover white turkey meat, broken into small chunks

5 cups of miso broth (vegetable broth will work too)

1 cup cooked brown rice

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 Tbsp Herb de Provence

2 Tbsp cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves

Salt to taste


1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion until translucent 3 minutes. Add garlic until fragrant 1-2 minutes. Do not burn the garlic. Then add carrots and bell pepper. Sauté, stirring frequently, until soften slightly, 5 to 7 minutes.

2. Add the turkey and stir until the meat turns white and begins to color very slightly around the edges, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the Herb de Provence and stir for 1 minute. Add the turkey, broth, diced tomatoes, and cooked rice and bring to a boil. Stir in the kale and the black pepper. Add salt to taste. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes.

3. Ladle the soup into bowls. Sprinkle with the parsley.











Skinny Apple Orchard Turkey Salad – Cut back on carbs with this light and easy salad.


1 lb. Turkey, cooked shredded into pieces

1/2 cup diced Granny Smith Apple

1/3 cup dried Cranberries or Homemade Cranberry Sauce

1/4 cup Red onion

1/4 cup Walnuts

1 Tbsp Lemon juice, freshly squeezed

1 tsp Garlic powder

1 tsp Fresh cracked pepper

1/2 cup Greek yogurt, plain or substitute vegan mayonnaise

Salt to Taste


1. Combine all ingredients together in a bowl and enjoy over a bed of organic spring mix.


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