Healthy Turkey Leftover Recipes with Louisiana Fried Turkey Fat Facts!

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Healthy Turkey Leftover Recipes with Louisiana Fried Turkey Is The Best!

Here in Louisiana, we love our fried turkey and now, my son in law, Chad, bought everything to deep fry our turkey instead of ordering one. But what about healthy turkey leftover recipes? Even though you’re stuffed after the Thanksgiving meal, you might be looking for easy turkey leftover turkey recipes?  I know I am tired of eating and cooking, but I want to use my turkey leftovers. I’m rescuing you with my easy healthy recipes and you’ll use up all those leftover ingredients!  Best of all, these recipes are delicious one-dish meals and you probably already have the ingredients.  The Chicken and Sausage Slow Cooker Jambalaya from KITCHEN 101 is my kid’s favorite! You’ll find them scattered on my healthy food blog and in my easy cookbooks!  I am all about simplifying healthy cooking for you.

Fried Turkey Fat Facts

Did you wonder if fried turkey was not as good for you?  I discovered these great facts and I am thrilled. I found this information in our newspaper, The Advocate. “Fried turkey can be more healthful if you don’t eat the skin, but experts recommend not eating the skin no matter how it is prepared.  “Frying a turkey in oil does not necessarily increase the amount of fat in the turkey,” Beth Reames, a nutritionist with LSU Ag Center says. “Frying correctly helps to prevent a greasy turkey.  The high heat of the oil sears the skin quickly, preventing the oil from being absorbed and keeping the juices inside.”

One of The Best Healthy Turkey Leftover Recipes -Festive Turkey Apricot Wild Rice Salad

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My go-to entree salad this time of year is my Turkey Apricot Wild Rice Salad from Eating Well To Fight Arthritis.  I also prepared on TV my simple crock pot Turkey and Sausage Jambalaya from KITCHEN 101 and the jambalaya tasted so good with no cooking effort. Both these recipes make great leftover recipes and make them year round with chicken.

Major Source of Fat is In Skin So Remove Skin For Healthy Turkey Leftover Recipes

Nutrition and health experts recommend removing the poultry skin before eating, because the skin is a major source of fat in the turkey. “Even cooking your turkey in a fryer or roaster that doesn’t use oil won’t conserve calories and fat if you eat the skin,” Reames said.  Remember, turkey is a great source of protein and is low in fat! It is an inexpensive source of iron, zinc, phosphorus, potassium and B vitamins, Reames said. I think the greatest invention is rotisserie chicken, however, I also found shredded turkey in the grocery stores and you can buy it year round.

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Favorite Easy Turkey Leftover Recipes

My Turkey, Brie and Cranberry Quesadillas from Gulf Coast Favorites makes one of my favorite quesadilla recipes year round.  With rich creamy Brie and cranberry chutney, you get that sweet and salty taste that I always like. After the holidays, you probably have all these ingredients to whip up this recipe.

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Turn Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya in Crock Pot Into Top Easy Turkey Leftover Recipes

Try my Turkey and Sausage Jambalaya from KITCHEN 101 because it’s great for easy leftover turkey recipes. Slow cooker recipes do all the cooking for you.  This leftover turkey recipe combines with sausage, rice for another one of our best Louisiana slow cooker jambalaya recipes Turn the crock pot on, go shopping and dinner will be ready when you get home.

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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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