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Archive for November 27th, 2010

Turkey Leftovers

Posted by terrepruitt on November 27, 2010

This Thanksgiving, I was blessed with two different Thanksgiving dinners.  On Thanksgiving we went to my in-laws in the San Jose area.  Then after I taught my Nia class in Los Gatos on Friday, we went to another family members and had ANOTHER Thanksgiving dinner.  What do you do with your leftover turkey meat?

If I am lucky enough to get any (my mother-in-law gave us a huge bag full—yay!), I usually make turkey sandwiches, but they are usually pretty plain.  Bread, cheese, mayo, and lettuce.  Well, that is for my hubby, I usually have cheese OR mayo.  What about you?  Do you make sandwiches out of your leftover turkey?  How?  Toasted whole wheat?  A dinner roll?  Do you use all the fixins?  The cranberries and everything?  What about avacado?

Do you make turkey chili?  A turkey salad?  Or turkey salad . . . . .like chicken or tuna salad but with turkey instead.  If you have enough left over you can make a multitude of things and never really eat the same thing over again.

I am seeing information that turkey is a super food.  Ya know, that “super food” stuff, but it is in a lot of the websites so it must be considered one of those foods.

Here is an idea of what you are getting when you eat your turkey.  Either right after it is cooked or when it is remade into a new meal.

A portion of turkey about the size of a deck of cards is as follows:

–Breast with skin has 194 calories, 8 grams of fat, and 29 grams of protein

–Breast without skin has 161 calories, 4 grams of fat, and 30 grams of protein

–Leg with skin has 213 calories, 11 grams of fat, and 28 grams of protein

–Dark meat with skin has 232 calories, 13 grams of fat, and 27 grams of protein

–Dark meat with skin has 232 calories, 13 grams of fat, and 27 grams of protein

–Dark meat without skin has 192 calories, 8 grams of fat, and 28 grams of protein

From  http://urbanext.illinois.edu/turkey/nutrition.cfm

I am just about to make myself a plate of leftovers, but I would still love to hear what you do with yours leftovers.  Do tell!

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