5 Healthier Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwiches [Infographic]

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Oh, holiday season, you are here! And so is eating to our heart’s content. Come on, you know we all salivate when that Thanksgiving turkey pops out of the oven and when you can smell the pumpkin pie even from outside the house. (Yes, I have a keen sense of smell.) There is a time and place to enjoy it all, in moderation. I say that because holiday food and gatherings should really be about enjoyment, not regretting the overly full feeling, ya know? It’s also about making the most of those holiday leftovers!

It’s true! You can turn most leftovers into healthy meals. And what’s the best way to use up those leftovers? Sandwiches! Take notes, y’all! Here are five healthy “leftover” holiday sandwiches with five ingredients or less. We have something for low carb, vegetarian, carb-lover, gluten-free and more!


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1. THE PUMPKIN MAPLE-NUT
Ingredients:

  • 2 Slices of bread
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter (or nut butter of choice)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup

Nutrition Information
Per serving: Calories: 380; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 304mg; Carbohydrate: 59g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 16g; Protein: 9g

2. THE TOASTED TURKEY TOMATO
Ingredients:

  • 2 pieces of toast + 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons stuffing topping
  • 2 tablespoon tomato sauce
  • 2 ounces of turkey breast
  • Herbs

Nutrition Information
Per serving: Calories: 347; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 61mg; Sodium: 958mg; Carbohydrate: 44g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 8g; Protein: 26g

3. THE DECONSTRUCTED EGG SALAD
Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon hummus
  • 1 hard-boiled egg, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons cooked wild rice
  • 1/2 large stick of celery, chopped
  • 2 pieces of light rye bread

Nutrition Information
Per serving: Calories: 300; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 212mg; Sodium: 595mg; Carbohydrate: 40g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 14g

4. THE CHEESY TURKEY BRUSSELS SPROUTS
Ingredients

  • 2 ounces turkey (regular or smoked)
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan, melted on bread
  • 1 tablespoon stone ground mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Brussels Sprout shavings
  • 2 pieces of rye bread

Nutrition Information
Per serving: Calories: 280; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 30mg; Sodium: 970mg; Carbohydrate: 32g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 0g; Protein: 18g

5. THE TURKEY “MOCK-WICH”
Ingredients

  • 2 slices of sweet potato (about 1-inch thick), toasted twice on the highest setting
  • 1 slice provolone cheese, halved and melted on sweet potato slices
  • 2 slices turkey
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cranberry
  • Rosemary sprigs (garnish)

Nutrition Information
Per serving: Calories: 275; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 20mg; Sodium: 315mg; Carbohydrate: 26g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 13g

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