Whether you headed home for the holidays, hosted a Friendsgiving at your place, or simply stuck around and enjoyed the holiday food, there are tons of way to enjoy the good grub even after the main feast is over.
We’re taking some of our favorite Turkey Day leftovers and showing you some healthy and delicious ways to enjoy them.

5 Creative Ideas for Thanksgiving Day Leftovers

turkey salad1) Turkey Salad

Try this delicious and super versatile refresh on the main course, as seen in this recipe. You can eat as is, top it over salad greens, or fill in a coconut wrap if you’re cutting back on carbs.

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2) Sweet Potato Pancakes

Jam out with those leftover yams! This recipe makes pancakes that are packed with protein for a tasty morning or post-workout treat.

Cranberry smoothie3) Cranberry Smoothie

Tart, sweet, portable? Yes please! Give your leftover cranberry sauce a new spin on life by chucking it in the blender for this smoothie recipe.

4) Green Bean Hash

Add a little decadence to your veggie hash by mixing in some leftover green bean casserole. Of course, if your version of this popular side is the more simple green beans with slivered almonds, even better.

5) Homemade Bone Broth

Have you finally picked clean that bird? Don’t throw away those bones! They are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Follow this recipe to make your own homemade bone broth (aka turkey stock), and add it to recipes or even sip straight from a mug (trust us: it’s absolutely fantastic).

Got a favorite way to re-hash all those Thanksgiving meal leftovers? Let us know about it in the comments below!

Sara M

Author Sara M

Sara M. is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and freelance writer living and working near Boston, MA. As a former CrossFit gym owner and current fitness lover, Sara has a lot of personal and professional experience inside and outside the gym. She loves to write about various topics related to health, wellness, nutrition, human behavior, and self-mastery.

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