Hey there! I hope you all had an awesome Thanksgiving meal and took time to think about all we have to be grateful for. In my humble opinion, the leftovers are the best part of Thanksgiving. We had dinner at my sister-in-laws last night and let me tell you it was a FEAST! The amount of food we had there will likely feed all of us for a week. So you KNOW I got the hook-up on leftovers!
Sure we could have turkey sandwiches and warm everything up in the microwave and it would be DELICIOUS, but I wanted to try to spice things up a bit. I had 3 Thanksgiving events to attend, so we were ready for a little variety! Lately, my husband and I have been on a stir-fry kick as a way to use up our leftovers from throughout the week, so I figured, let’s give that a shot with this as well! This is a super delicious way to use up pretty much all of your Thanksgiving leftovers along with just a few pantry staples!
The leftovers I had to work with for this recipe were:
- sausage-cornbread stuffing (I got my recipe here)
- green beans
The best part about this recipe, is that it’s totally customize-able. Have dressing instead of stuffing? Great. Have brussel sprouts instead of green beans? YUM! This was so super simple. All I did was throw some oil in a pan and cooked everything until it was hot. Then I throw in a little bit of coconut aminos and BAM, perfect stir-fry.
Coconut aminos is one of those buzz word health foods that a ton of people are raving about. It’s a very good soy sauce substitute made from fermenting the sap of a coconut tree with sea salt. It is free from wheat, soy, and gluten which makes it a better option for people who must avoid soy sauce due to allergies or intolerance to those components of soy sauce. It’s also lower in sodium content than traditional soy sauce which makes it a great substitute for people with a strong family history or diagnosis of hypertension and other sodium sensitive conditions.
Supporters of coconut aminos make big claims about it’s health benefits. It is said to reduce risk of heart disease, promote weight loss, and manage blood sugars. Although, there are no studies to back these claims. Also, despite containing amino acids (the building blocks of protein), there is no protein in a serving of coconut aminos. So, basically coconut aminos are a better health choice for those of us who are allergic/intolerant to wheat, soy, or gluten and those of us who prefer to have a lower sodium content. But, don’t expect it to be a miracle health food.
I love simple and quick meals like this, ESPECIALLY after a long day of cooking on Thanksgiving day. This is awesome as well because its giving you a totally different flavor experience, without having to go shop for a ton of extra ingredients. Make this your own with what you have, and let me know how it turns out!
What is your favorite way to eat Thanksgiving leftovers?
Thanksgiving Leftover Stir-Fry
- November 29, 2019
- 15 min
- 282 Cals/Serving
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- 1 tsp vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- Dash salt
- Dash pepper
- 3/4 cup rice
- 3oz pre-cooked turkey breast(3 slices), cut into cubes
- 1 cup leftover stuffing
- 1/2 cup vegetable of choice
- 1 1/2 tsp coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
- Step 1
- Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat
- Step 2
- Crack egg into pan, add salt and pepper, and scramble for 1-2 minutes until egg whites are mostly set
- Step 3
- Add pre-cooked rice and cook for another 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally
- Step 4
- Add cubed turkey into pan and cook another 2 minutes
- Step 5
- Add stuffing and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally
- Step 6
- Add pre-cooked vegetables and cook for 1-2 minutes
- Step 7
- Turn off heat and add in coconut aminos (or soy)
- Step 8
- option to top with herbs, sesame seeds, sriracha, or chopped nuts
Nutrition Facts for Thanksgiving Leftover Stir-fry
- 282 calories
- 11 Grams Total Fat (2.3 Gm saturated)
- 926 mg Sodium
- 33 Grams Total Carbohydrate
- 3.8 Grams Fiber
- 2.9 Grams Sugar
- 15.7 Grams Protein