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November 24, 2012

Turkey Leftovers~Turkey Soup

Are you looking for ideas on what to do with your turkey leftovers, like I am?  I found this easy turkey soup recipe that's healthy and looks delicious.  It uses whole wheat pasta, lots of veggies and one of my favorites; kale.  I'll be making a pot of this tonight.

photo and recipe courtesy Whole Foods

1 medium onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth or homemade turkey broth
4 sprigs fresh thyme
1 bunch kale, thick stems removed and leaves sliced thinly
2 cups whole wheat elbow macaroni
2 cups cubed or shredded turkey breast
¼ tsp freshly ground pepper


Heat a large saucepan over med-high heat until hot.  Add onion, carrots, celery and garlic and cook 6-7 minutes or until veggies are tender and beginning to brown, stirring occasionally.  Stir in broth, 4 cups water and thyme and bring to a boil.  Add kale and macaroni and return to boil.  Cook about 5 minutes or until macaroni is al dente.  Stir in turkey and pepper and cook 2-3 minutes longer or until turkey is heated through.  Remove thyme sprigs before serving.

Nutritional Info:
Per Serving:  200 calories, 4g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 30mg cholesterol, 220 mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate {4g dietary fiber, 3g sugar}, 17g protein

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