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Healthy Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe: Turkey Tacos

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By Kristin Rooke, CPT

With Thanksgiving just behind us, my guess is that you have some leftover turkey in the fridge. If you're looking for a healthy way to use your Thanksgiving leftovers, I recommend giving these healthy tacos a try.

While this recipe originally used ground turkey, in this case you'll be using your leftover turkey meat. Just shred the meat and then follow the cooking instructions to create a delicious post-Thanksgiving meal that won't weigh you down.

Leftover Turkey Tacos

Servings per recipe: 1 large meal, or 2 smaller meals


2. For the pico de gallo, combine the chopped tomato, chopped onion, lime juice, and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Gently mix it all together.

3. Heat the tortillas, and put them on a plate. Layer each tortilla with lettuce, ground turkey & black beans, pico de gallo, and shredded cheese. Enjoy!


If cheese isn't your thing, you can absolutely substitute ½ an avocado instead. Avocado is a great source of healthy fats, and adds a delicious creaminess to these tacos.

Give these turkey tacos a try, and let us know what you think!

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