Leftover Turkey Gumbo

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December is here again. It always seems to sneak up on us so fast. Great news is that this is the time to enjoy family, friends, and rich traditions. Be aware, it is also the time of year when tempting treats are everywhere we turn. Unlike other times of the year when the occasional wedding or birthday bash makes it easy to overindulge because its just once off, social times in December seem to be back-to-back; one high-calorie feast after another.

To avoid that trap of mindless eating, I remind you that it’s a holiday, not holimonth!

For those that still have loads of turkey left over, here is a great recipe – it is quick and easy, very tasty, great for cozy winter days and can make use of turkey leftovers without you being over the turkey flavors and/or bored of the typical turkey sandwiches:

Leftover Turkey Gumbo (serves 6)
3 cups turkey or chicken broth
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup celery, chopped
10-ounce bag of frozen okra, cut
16-ounce can tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup rice, uncooked
2 cups turkey, cooked and diced

Boil broth. Add vegetables, seasonings, rice, and turkey. Cover and cook over low heat (about 15 minutes) until vegetables and rice are tender. 170 calories per 1-cup serving.


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