Leftovers for Lunch: Turkey Bowl {PALEO}

For Thanksgiving this year we roasted a twelve pound turkey.  There are four of us.  The boys decided they don’t like turkey.  My husband was overcome with a stomach bug, then left the country for work.  So the burden of turkey eating has been placed squarely on my shoulders.  And I have been eating so much turkey; complaining rather vocally, too.  But yesterday I put together this leftover turkey bowl and loved it.  It was pretty and mixed the flavors up enough that I actually enjoyed eating more turkey.  So, here it is for you, too:

Note:  This is more of an idea than a recipe.  Get creative and use the leftovers in your fridge!

Leftovers for Lunch: Turkey Bowl

Turkey Bowl {PALEO}

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • turkey, chopped
  • apple, chopped
  • mashed sweet potatoes
  • spinach
  • walnuts
  • dried currents
  • paleo friendly fat of choice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Grab your chopped up turkey and place in a skillet.  Cook over medium heat until the turkey is warmed, about 5 minutes.  Add the apples, cook until the soften a bit, another minute or two.
  2. While the turkey is cooking, use your serving bowl to reheat your mashed sweet potatoes in the microwave.
  3. Add the turkey and apples to the warm sweet potatoes.
  4. Return the skillet to the burner and add about a teaspoon of fat.  You should have a little residual turkey fat in the pan, if you have a lot don’t add extra.  Add the spinach and cook for 2 to 3 minutes while stirring.
  5. Add the spinach to your bowl.  Top with the dried currents and walnuts.  Enjoy!

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