We try to eat as healthy as we can and we do a pretty good job sticking to lean meats, fish and greens. Planning our meals is a must during the week, but it is difficult around this time of the year as soup is not as desirable in warmer weather. This week we decided to buy a whole turkey and break it up into several lunches for the week. Does anyone have any suggestions for healthy lunch recipes?
Turkey ala king
Use the carcass to make turkey stock to be used to make jambalaya
Turkey pot pie
I always do turkey-green chili enchiladas and turkey posole with Thanksgiving leftovers. Both are fab reheated. Turkey salad made just like chicken salad is another easy one.
You might do a search for thanksgiving leftover recipe ideas -- lots of creative stuff sure to pop up there. :)
I made the transition to turkey a few years ago. I found that I can use turkey in just about any dish that I would of used beef. Except a great burger of course! I use ground turkey in:
Tacos, sloppy joes, spaghetti, meatloaf, canneloni, thai lettuce wraps, any enchiladas and any casserole dish. I make turkey picatta, tukey tetrazzini. Just swap it out from beef, I actually think it comes through like veal with its mild flavor.