Ah, turkey. We see it once, maybe twice a year as the centerpiece of holiday meals. We ooh and ahh over the browned skin, the moist meat, the way it goes so perfectly with all of the carbs we love to serve with this roasted fowl.
And then the holidays are gone, and we don’t see it again for a whole year. What’s up with that?
According to Food for Thought, a website and blog comprised of facts and info from registered dietitians and other nutrition experts, points out the important fact that turkey is low in fat, high in protein, and has a high concentration of B vitamins, which is healthy for you! So why aren’t we turning to this healthy fowl more often?
When you’re done with that big ole’ turkey carcass a the end of the holiday meal, do you just toss it out? Do you place leftover meat in the fridge and then forget about it until it comes back to life as a new life form and it winds up in the garbage? Don’t let that happen! There is so much you can do with those turkey leftovers that WON’T make you feel like you’re eating Thanksgiving dinner all over again.
I feel like you don’t believe me. Here’s some proof, baby. Turkey Chili. Bam. You’re welcome.
If you are like me, I always wind up with leftover turkey. Not always a ton of it, but enough to repurpose if given the right inspiration. I am one of those people who picks over the turkey carcass when the guests have gone and I’m all alone doing clean up in the kitchen. I’m like a vulture, making sure no delicious piece of bird goes unused. While that is, I am sure, a lovely picture to paint for you, the results are well-worth it.
How well-worth it? Well, trust me when I tell you that this HEALTHY and delicious Turkey Chili will inspire you to become a vulture, too. In fact, you should be inspired to plan for that leftover meat so that you can freeze it and pull it out when you’re looking for a great chili alternative to warm you up all winter long.
This leftover Turkey Chili will warm you up, and hopefully not fill you up like a whole turkey dinner does. Just enough protein, flavor and comfort in a bowl to make you gobble it up in no time (oh come on, I had to throw it in there).
Hey, how about adding this great variation to a Chili Cook Off? Now THAT will get the judges attention, and will be a bowl that sets you up for victory–and flavor galore!