With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, it’s time to start planning your Thanksgiving dinner. From roasted turkey and stuffing to cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes, Thanksgiving dinner is one of the most elaborate meals to cook all year. Aside from the hard work and planning that’s needed to pull-off a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner, one of the best aspects about cooking all this food is Thanksgiving leftovers.
A Healthy & Tasty Recipe For Thanksgiving Leftovers
Rather than just heating-up Thanksgiving leftovers the next day, why not get creative and prepare a special second-day meal for your house guests? To inspire you to try something different, in collaboration with GOODFOODS, today’s guide to second-day servings features a healthy and tasty recipe for Thanksgiving leftovers that will surely spice up your holidays.
Turkey & Cranberry Quesadillas
An easy and delicious second-day meal to make are Turkey & Cranberry Quesadillas. Turkey a great source of protein (which is essential for building a lean, fit figure), it’s also low in fat, and contains Vitamin B6 and niacin, which help to naturally boost your energy. Not only are these flavorful quesadillas hearty and filling, they’re also filled with highly nutritious foods (such as calcium-rich cheese, antioxidant-powered cranberries, and heart-healthy avocado guacamole).
6 Flour Tortillas (8-inch), warmed
1 cup GOODFOODS Tableside Chunky Guacamole
12 slices Roasted Turkey Breast
3/4 cup Shredded Cheese Blend
2 tbsp Avocado Oil
3/4 cup Cranberry Sauce (whole berries)
Step 1: Spread a layer of guacamole on half of each tortilla. Put a couple slices of turkey on top. Sprinkle shredded cheese on to the turkey. Fold the tortillas in half over the filling.
Step 2: Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook each quesadilla for about 2-3 minutes on each side, until the tortilla turns a light golden brown color and the cheese fully melts.
Step 3: Add a dollop of cold cranberry sauce on top of the cooked quesadilla, and serve immediately.
To accompany the Turkey & Cranberry Quesadillas, a fresh leafy green salad is the perfect accompaniment. Not only does it provide your guests with fiber-rich greens, it also gives them a nutrient-dense serving of vegetables. Plus, it makes your meal look prettier, which is always a treat, especially during holiday entertaining.
Salad with Tomatillo Avocada Salsa
What makes this salad so unique is the mix of ingredients, as it includes Thanksgiving leftovers (such as stuffing) with fresh, flavorful ingredients such as ripe tomatoes, mixed greens, and GOODFOODS Tomatilla Avocado Salsa.
2 cups Mixed Greens (washed)
3/4 cup Ripe Tomatoes
3/4 cup Stuffing
1 cup GOODFOODS Tomatillo Avocado Salsa
1/2 cup Avocado Oil
Step 1: Fill each serving bowl with mixed greens that have been freshly washed.
Step 2: Sprinkle ripe tomatoes and stuffing on top of the salad.
Step 3: Lightly drizzle avocado oil on top of the salad. Toss the salad to mix the ingredients together.
Step 4: Add a dollop of GOODFOODS Tomatillo Avocado Salsa on top of the salad.
What makes GOODFOODS stand out is that their foods are always fresh and made without any artificial ingredients, which gives you peace of mind when entertaining. Plus, you can find all the ingredients you need for the recipes above, including GOODFOODS Guacamole and Salsa, in the produce aisle at Target. Visit your local grocery store to try and experience GOODFOODS for yourself.