Thanksgiving Recipes: Turkey Leftovers?

By: Amie Valpone, HHP, AADP Culinary Nutritionist and author of The Healthy Apple,

Try this Tasty Turkey Chili when you can’t face another turkey sandwich. Simply toss remaining turkey leftovers into this deliciously spicy chili. This recipe packs a hearty punch of protein with the addition of white beans and a powerful boost of antioxidants from the veggies.

Tasty Turkey Chili

• 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
• 1 tsp. chili powder
• 1 tsp. ground cumin
• 1 cup broccoli, cooked and chopped
• 1 can (19 ounces) white beans, rinsed and drained
• 2 cups shredded leftover turkey
• 2 Tbsp. olive oil
• 1 green bell pepper, chopped
• 1 tsp. honey
• 1 tsp. brown sugar
• ½ tsp. crushed red pepper
• 1 medium onion, chopped
• 1 Tbsp. whole wheat flour
• 1 clove garlic, chopped
• 1 cup brown rice, cooked
• 1 tsp. lemon juice
• ½ tsp. sea salt
• ½ tsp. black pepper
• Optional Toppings: Nonfat Greek yogurt, low fat cheese, chives

• In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook garlic, onion, broccoli and green pepper in olive oil for 7-9 minutes or until softened.
• Slowly add turkey, beans, flour, chili powder, cumin, lemon juice, brown sugar, honey, salt and pepper; mix well. Add broth and continue to stir.
• Bring to a boil over medium heat; reduce to a simmer for 25 minutes.
• Serve warm with a dollop of nonfat Greek yogurt, low fat cheese and chives.