Four Reasons to Love Leftovers

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Four Reasons to Love Leftovers

Four Reasons to Love Leftovers

By Charmaine Broughton-Dunn | Photography by Jodi Pludge

You’ve worked hard these last 11 months to earn your rock-solid muscle and lean physique, toting clean meals to work and skipping happy hour to hit the gym. Enter the holiday feast: a frenzy of calorie-laden merriment that threatens to undo your efforts, and the remainders of which end up in your fridge, tempting you each time you open the door. But before you cut your losses and toss the leftovers (along with temptation) in the trash, keep that turkey on hand. You can turn this bird into satisfying meals packed with key ingredients to help you survive the holidays.



Ready in 25 minutes | Makes 6 1-cup servings

 1tbsp coconut oil

1 onion, thinly sliced

1 tbsp paprika

1 tbsp garlic, minced

1 cup low-salt fish or chicken stock

2 cups diced canned plum tomatoes, with juice

1 cup turkey breast chopped

1 cup canned baby clams, drained

½ cup water chestnuts, roughly chopped

¼ cup fresh dill, chopped

¼ cup fresh lemon juice



½ cup non-fat Greek yoghurt

2 tbsp capers, chopped

½ tsp hot sauce

½ tsp lemon zest, finely grated


For garnish, stir together all ingredients and refrigerate until ready to serve.


Heat oil over medium heat in a large pot or Dutch oven, and sauté onion for about five minutes or until it browns slightly.


Add paprika and garlic, and stir for about 15 seconds.


Add stock, tomatoes and juice. Simmer for five minutes.


Stir in turkey, clams and water chestnuts, and simmer for an additional five minutes.


Remove from heat and stir in dill and lemon juice. Garnish when ready to serve.



Calories: 135, Total Fats: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 30g, Salt: 538mg, Total Carbohydrates: 17g, Dietary Fibre: 2g, Sugars: 4g, Protein: 15g, Iron, 8mg


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