Christmas Dinner Leftovers: Turkey and Vegetable Soup

Good afternoon!

I hope you all had an enjoyable Boxing Day yesterday!

As I mentioned on my last post; one of the best things about Christmas dinners is the amount of food leftover. Since Christmas lunch, I have been steadily making my way through the tonnes of food and nibbles left.

Today, we made a simple turkey and vegetable soup. This soup is so easy to make, healthy and uses up the bits and pieces that need to be eaten!

Firstly, we used two chicken stock cubes to make the base of the soup and then placed the Turkey bones and meat into the stock to boil. Then potatoes were diced and added to the turkey and chicken stock mix. Finally vegetables were added. In this case, we used Brussel sprouts, carrots, broccoli and peas. Bon appetite! You have a delicious meal using up ingredients you already have!

Making turkey sandwiches or a mini roast diner with your leftovers is a great idea but it can become very repetitive so something like a soup is a good alternative! Personally, after a few days of heavy eating, my body craves something which is a slightly lighter! Therefore I find a soup or broth perfect to munch on whilst I am recovering from the craziness of Christmas!

Furthermore, this soup is so easy to make for vegetarians. So if you have a member of your family who is vegetarian then the ingredients can be easily swapped to cater for that requirement. This saves making more than one family meal.

Finally, this soup is so easy to keep. So, if you have room in your fridge, put some aside in a microwavable container. It only takes about 2-3 minutes (depending on how much you are re-heating) to warm up ready to eat! Consequently, you not only have a light meal using up leftover food but you have a meal which is easy to make and even quicker to reheat for another time!

I hope you are now inspired to try something different with your Christmas remainders!

Chloe

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