7 Delicious Holiday Leftover Recipes To Keep The Celebrations Going

7 Delicious Holiday Leftover Recipes To Keep The Celebrations Going | NordicTrack Blog

What can I do with holiday leftovers?” is a question that gets asked each and every year after the holiday season. And no matter how much we try to make less food to avoid having so much holiday leftovers, we still have enough food to last months. So, rather than eating the same holiday meal for the next 6 months, try repurposing your leftover ingredients to make different meals. That way, you can get the most out of your meal prepping efforts all the while not being wasteful.

Holiday Leftover Recipes From iFit

Get creative with these iFit® recipes that’ll gladly use up lingering ingredients in your home and give you and your family leftovers you can actually look forward to having. 

Turkey Walnut Salad

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4 ounces leftover turkey breast, sliced thin

4 cups leafy greens

1/2 cup apple, chopped

1 cup grapes, halved

2 tablespoons walnuts, chopped

2 tablespoons creamy balsamic vinaigrette

Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette:

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1/3 cup olive oil

1 clove garlic, pressed

1/2 teaspoon sugar

2 tablespoons fat-free, plain Greek yogurt

You can find cooking directions and nutritional facts here.

Turkey Pesto Panini

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2 tablespoons homemade pesto

2 slices high-fiber, whole wheat bread

2 ounces leftover turkey, sliced

1 ounce sliced Havarti cheese

3/4 cup arugula

1 roma tomato, sliced

1 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

Homemade Pesto:

3 cups basil, loosely packed

1/4 cup pine nuts

1 large garlic clove

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup olive oil

You can find cooking directions and nutritional facts here.

Potato Leek Soup

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3 large leeks

1/2 yellow onion

6 celery stalks

2 tablespoons olive oil

5 cups low-sodium vegetable stock

2 large leftover russet potatoes, baked (if using fresh potatoes, pierce with a fork and microwave for 3 minutes each)

1/3 cup flour

1 1/2 cups milk (unsweetened almond)

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon sea salt

You can find cooking directions and nutritional facts here.

Brussels Sprouts Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

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5 thick slices of bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 shallot, diced

2 garlic cloves, chopped

2 cups leftover sweet potatoes, diced

3 cups leftover brussels sprouts, halved

1/2 cup leftover dried cranberries (unsweetened for paleo)

4 large eggs

Black pepper, to taste

You can find cooking directions and nutritional facts here.

Turkey Dill and Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

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1 cucumber

1/2 leftover pound turkey, sliced (optional)

28 slices of leftover bread (whole wheat recommended)

Dill Spread:

4 ounces low-fat cream cheese, room temperature

5.3 ounces plain, Greek yogurt

4 tablespoons fresh dill, minced

1 teaspoon garlic salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

You can find cooking directions and nutritional facts here.


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1 cup leftover mashed potatoes

2 beaten eggs

1 cup all-purpose flour

You can find cooking directions and nutritional facts here.

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

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1 cup leftover sweet potato casserole (with topping removed)

1/4 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 red onion, diced

1 cup cilantro, chopped

1 tablespoon cumin

2 teaspoons smoked paprika

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 1/2 cups quinoa, cooked

You can find cooking directions and nutritional facts here.


Say goodbye to eating the same holiday leftovers for the rest of your year and say hello to iFit recipes that’ll make your family wishing the holiday season came more than once a year! 

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