This lightened up version of a Thanksgiving-leftovers classic will soon become a family favorite!
I love soup season. Not only are soups perfect for bagged lunches, but they’re easy to make and give life to any leftover veggies and protein you have in the fridge. From chowders to broth-based soups, there are so many ways to keep your taste buds happy. And I’m not the only one excited for soup season. This month’s Recipe Redux is all about creating healthy soups:
Let’s take a new look into the soup bowl. Soup is comfort food, but it’s going lots of new places from prep in the Instant Pot to lunchboxes where it’s served up in an individual thermos. Show us your healthy recipes for switching up soup.
I’ve never been much of a Thanksgiving leftover sandwich kind of person. For so many people, the only thing better than Thanksgiving dinner is getting to eat a sandwich piled high with the leftovers. Despite being a dietitian and now understanding the importance of protein at every meal, I still don’t get super excited about turkey. Instead, I pile my plate high with carb-heavy stuffing and sweet potato casserole. No regrets.
However, there is one way my mom was always able to get me to eat leftover turkey: turkey and wild rice soup. This soup is the epitome of a comforting winter soup, filled with turkey and carrots, it’s creamy and has some chew thanks to the wild rice. For a healthier twist on the traditional, I subbed in almond milk instead of the cream and decreased the sodium by using part low-sodium broth. While this recipe is perfect for using leftover turkey, for the rest of the year you can easily use shredded chicken instead.
What are your favorite ways to repurpose Thanksgiving leftovers? I’d love to hear! Leave a comment below or tag me in your food creations on instagram @TheHealthyToast_RD!
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This sounds absolutely delicious! I love wild rice, and leftover turkey is the perfect addition. Can’t wait to try it.
Thanks Lizzie! Let me know what you think if you end up trying it!
This recipe looks so cozy and delicious! Such a great use of leftover turkey, too!
Thanks Brittany! The coziness was much needed with all the snow we got in Colorado after Thanksgiving 🙂