11/23/2016 04:00 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Healthy Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe: Turkey Tacos

By Kristin Rooke, CPT

With Thanksgiving just behind us, my guess is that you have some leftover turkey in the fridge. If you're looking for a healthy way to use your Thanksgiving leftovers, I recommend giving these healthy tacos a try.

While this recipe originally used ground turkey, in this case you'll be using your leftover turkey meat. Just shred the meat and then follow the cooking instructions to create a delicious post-Thanksgiving meal that won't weigh you down.

Leftover Turkey Tacos

Servings per recipe: 1 large meal, or 2 smaller meals


Ingredients: Instructions:
2 Corn Tortillas 1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and turkey meat, and cook until the meat is browned. Add the black beans and tomato paste, and stir until it's hot. Turn off heat, and let sit for 5-minutes.

2. For the pico de gallo, combine the chopped tomato, chopped onion, lime juice, and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Gently mix it all together.

3. Heat the tortillas, and put them on a plate. Layer each tortilla with lettuce, ground turkey & black beans, pico de gallo, and shredded cheese. Enjoy!

6 oz Ground Turkey
½ cup Black Beans, rinsed
1 clove Garlic
2 tbsp Tomato Paste
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 cup Lettuce, shredded
½ cup Tomato, chopped
¼ cup Yellow Onion, chopped
½ Lime
To Taste: Salt & Pepper
Optional: Hot Sauce
Nutrition Info: 612 calories 59g carbs 55g protein 19g fat


If cheese isn't your thing, you can absolutely substitute ½ an avocado instead. Avocado is a great source of healthy fats, and adds a delicious creaminess to these tacos.

Give these turkey tacos a try, and let us know what you think!

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