Looking for meals to make with your leftover Thanksgiving turkey?! Here are two yummy sandwiches that will fill you up and not out.

Turkey Cranberry Sandwich

Serves 2

  • 4 slices whole grain or sprouted grain bread[1]
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese or 2 Laughing Cow wedges[2]
  • 1/4 cup cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup mixed greens
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 4 slices cooked turkey
  • Spread 2 tablespoons of low-fat plain or chive cream cheese (or 1 Laughing Cow wedge) on two pieces of bread.
  • Top with greens, red onion and turkey.
  • Top each sandwich with 2 tablespoons cranberry sauce and other slice of bread.

Serve and enjoy!

Turkey Rueben

Serves 4

8 slices rye bread

  • ½ cup low-fat Thousand Island dressing store bought or homemade
  • 8 slices cooked turkey
  • 4 slices low-fat Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup sauerkraut
  • Canola oil or canola oil cooking spray

Build sandwich with 2 tablespoons Thousand Island dressing, 2 slices turkey breast, 1 slice Swiss cheese and ¼ cup sauerkraut. Top with another slice of rye bread.

Lightly coat a medium sauté pan with canola oil and grill sandwich over medium heat until cheese is melted, about 1 to 2 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned.

Cut in half on the diagonal. Repeat for remaining sandwiches.

Serve and enjoy!

Homemade Thousand Island Dressing

  • ¼ cup low-fat canola oil mayonnaise
  • ⅔ cup nonfat sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots
  • ¾ cup chili sauce
  • ⅓ cup sweet relish
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • ⅓ cup reduced fat milk

Combine all dressing ingredients in a blender container (or high-speed blender) and mix well. Refrigerate leftovers for up to a week.

[1] You can also make this sandwich in a whole grain wrap.

[2] Choose your favorite flavor, like Swiss Garlic and Herb.

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