Make This Wholesome Turkey And Veggie Recovery Soup With Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

The best way to get your body back into healthy balance after a day of indulgence.

November 24, 2017

Ah, Thanksgiving! We know it as a day of expressing our gratitude and happily overindulging. But all that gravy, pie, and stuffing you washed down with one glass too many of boozy eggnog can do a number on your digestive system—something you definitely won’t be thankful for come Friday morning. 

But we won’t futilely attempt to offer you tips on how to “eat clean during the holidays.” Instead, we present you with a delicious day-after-Thanksgiving antidote to counteract all of the tasty blood-sugar-spiking, bloat-inducing, energy sapping foods you just ate. 


Enter: Thanksgiving Recovery Soup, a simple mixture of homemade turkey stock (store-bought turkey stock will also do), fresh ginger, herbs, and leftover turkey and vegetables.

Not only is it totally delicious and comforting, but super healthy, too. Ginger helps regulate your digestive system and ease stomach cramps, gelatin-rich turkey stock promotes gut health (and, in turn, immunity), and protein-rich turkey and fiber-packed vegetables help rebalance your blood sugar for more stable energy. These nourishing ingredients make this an ideal soup for slurping if you have a cold or flu, too. 

To make it, watch the video above and read the instructions below. 

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thanksgiving turkey recovery leftover soup


Thanksgiving Recovery Soup

Serves 6

6 slices unpeeled ginger
6 cups turkey stock 
3 cups leftover vegetables (sweet potatoes, green beans, turnip, etc)
1½ cups leftover shredded turkey
¼ cup chopped fresh herbs

1. Add ginger and turkey stock to a large pot and simmer for 15 minutes. Discard the ginger.

2. Add vegetables, leftover turkey, and herbs to pot and stir. Salt and pepper to taste. 

3. Serve up that wholesome goodness!