Stuff the Turkey, Not Yourself! A Healthy Recipe for Leftover Turkey

Posted on Nov 28, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Stuff the Turkey, Not Yourself! A Healthy Recipe for Leftover Turkey


Okay…..I have a confession…..I’m just slightly, semi-obsessed with the Roasted Turkey sandwich from Five Loaves.  What’s that you ask? Why only an amazing mouth-watering medley of roasted turkey sliced to perfection, herbed cream cheese spread, lettuce, tomatoes and cranberry sauce nestled betwixt two slices of multigrain bread………[cue the harps] 

Who am I kidding? I am TOTALLY obsessed with the Roasted Turkey sandwich at Five Loaves.


 Imagine my excitement when I discover a semi-copycat recipe that not only excites my taste buds BUT allows me to utilize the plethora of leftover turkey after Thanksgiving.   Let’s be honest, there’s always a TON of turkey remaining and there’s only so many plain old turkey sandwiches you can make. 

Why not try spicing things up a bit?  I adore this recipe as it is wholesome yet low calorie, a mere 317 calories per serving.  Say hello to your new best friend……..don’t worry, you can thank me later.  Happy Thanksgiving!



  • 4 slices whole wheat bread
  • 4 teaspoons light mayonnaise (substitute cream cheese for a healthier option!)
  • 4 teaspoons honey Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 12 ounces thinly sliced turkey
  • 4 slices 1/3-less-fat Swiss cheese
  • 4 teaspoons cranberry chutney or relish



1. Preheat broiler (with oven rack in middle position).

2. On each slice of bread, spread 1 teaspoon mayonnaise or cream cheese and then spread 1 teaspoon of honey Dijon mustard.

3. Layer each slice with 1/4 of the baby spinach, 3 ounces of turkey, and a slice of Swiss cheese.

4. Place sandwiches on a baking sheet and put in the oven. Broil 2 minutes or until the cheese has melted.

5. Remove from heat; top each sandwich with a teaspoon of cranberry chutney or relish, and serve immediately


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