One of the best parts of Thanksgiving is all of the leftovers. And there’s no denying that a sandwich—piled high with leftover turkey, cranberry sauce, gravy, the whole works—is always a good idea.

But this menu, featuring healthy lettuce wraps, takes turkey leftovers to a whole new level. Cooked with big, bold flavors like ginger, garlic, five-spice, orange marmalade and serrano chiles, turkey quickly transforms into a delicious and satisfying filling for lettuce wraps.

To counter the bold lettuce wraps, I serve a simple winter fruit salad on the side. It’s crisp, refreshing, and just sweet enough to cut through the warm spice of the wraps.

Overhead image of turkey lettuce wrap mixture in a cast iron skillet

Healthy Turkey Leftovers Menu

Photograph of table with Chinese turkey lettuce wraps on a gray plate with fruit salad.

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Lauren Grant is a professional culinary food scientist, food writer, recipe developer, and food photographer. Lauren is a previous magazine editor and test kitchen developer and has had work published in major national publications including Diabetic Living Magazine, Midwest Living Magazine, Cuisine at Home Magazine,,, and more.

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