11 Healthy Meals You Can Make With Your Christmas Leftovers

Got a fridge full of Christmas leftovers and no idea what to do with them?

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Well, it’s official. Christmas is done and dusted and you made it through without burning down the house or going into battle with your in-laws. Nice work! No matter how big your family is, chances are you now have a fridge packed with Christmas leftovers. Now, you could pile it all onto slices of white bread and eat huge sandwiches all week. Or, you could use it as an opportunity to get your healthy eating back on track without even having to buy any new ingredients! Whether you’ve got a surplus of ham, chicken or turkey (or all!) here are our favourite healthy recipes to keep you satisfied for the next few days.

1. Ham and Pineapple Kabobs

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These grilled ham and pineapple kabobs from She Wears Many Hats are perfect for a Boxing Day BBQ.

See the recipe here.

2. Turkey and Cranberry Salad

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You can recreate this festive salad from Chelsea’s Messy Apron with leftoverer turkey or chicken.

See the recipe here.

3. Slow Cooker Ham and White Bean Soup

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Have your slow cooker do all the hard work while you recover on the lounge, with this soup from Damn Delicious.

See the recipe here.

4. Sweet Potato and Turkey Enchilada

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Taking just 30 minutes to make, this Mexican-inspired dish from Ambitious Kitchen is a quick and easy way to get rid of your leftover turkey and sweet potato.

See the recipe here.

5. Turkey Breakfast Casserole

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This protein-rich brekkie recipe from Aimee Mars is the perfect way to get back on track after an indulgent Christmas.

See the recipe here.

6. Bubble and Squeak Fritters

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Turn your leftover veggies and mashed potato into healthy, filling fritters with this recipe from My Fussy Eater.

See the recipe here.

7. Turkey Thai Curry

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Is your local Thai place closed today? No worries! This leftover turkey recipe from Simply Stacie will hit the spot.

See the recipe here.

8. Christmas Leftovers Quiche

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You can throw pretty much any leftover meat or veggies into this simple quiche from Every Nook and Cranny.

See the recipe here.

9. Prawn and Zucchini Noodle Pasta

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If you had a seafood feast on Christmas, this healthy recipe from Closet Cooking is an easy way to quickly use up your prawns.

See the recipe here.

10. Harvest Chicken and Sweet Potato Salad

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This delicious recipe from Eat The Gains is paleo, gluten free and dairy free. We can’t think of a healthier way to use up your Christmas recipes.

See the recipe here.

11. Turkey and Cranberry Quesadillas

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Use wholemeal wraps in this recipe from A Saucy Kitchen to put a healthier spin on the usual Boxing Day turkey, cranberry and brie toasties!

See the recipe here.

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Emma Norris
A true believer in balance, Emma is just as passionate about pizza as she is about pull-ups. When she’s not writing, she loves strength training, visiting new cafes and trying out new fitness classes. Having lived in Ireland and Canada, Emma was bitten by the travel bug at a young age. She loves nothing more than visiting new destinations and experiencing different cultures. Emma grew up (and currently lives) near the beautiful Coogee Beach and is happiest when she’s near a body of water. She started her career in magazines and has recently made the exciting transition to the digital world.