I just love turkey, don’t you? If you’ve celebrated Thanksgiving recently, you may have some leftover turkey. The breast is great for sandwiches but sometimes it’s challenging to find a recipe for the darker meat. This recipe is perfect for using up all those bits.
This recipe, of course, can be used with chicken or ground beef, as well. I decided to use turkey because while I usually make turkey soup, I love making it with potatoes and it just wouldn’t be the same without since I’m doing keto.
I’m proud to say I’ve lost 21 lbs since the beginning of June 2018. Very exciting! I’m feeling great in my clothes again and I’m really feeling comfortable with my body.
Speaking of keto, that’s another reason why I used the darker meat from the bird. Keto meals involving chicken, etc, usually call for darker meat such as thighs, wings, and legs. I also added the bits of turkey skin into the casserole. Less waste and better flavour.
This recipe also calls for spinach and broccoli, which are both good for the keto lifestyle, and in general. I still think of the old Popeye cartoons whenever I eat spinach. I used to think that if I ate a can of spinach (gross, really, when you think about it), I’d get big muscles immediately after. Ah, what we believe in our childhood!
Healthy (dairy) fats are also included in this delicious meal. Cream cheese and heavy whipping cream, blended in with two minced cloves of garlic… it’s such a rich and creamy base to this casserole. If you’re watching your carbs, you could use a light cream cheese rather than regular. Also, you can add other vegetables in, but again, if you’re watching your carbs, be sure to run any additions through a nutrition tracker, such as My Fitness Pal to be sure you’re on track for your macros.
Your kitchen will likely smell like an Italian restaurant as this meal is cooking! The garlic wafts through the house and helps you gain a healthy appetite.
I can’t wait to hear what you think of this delicious meal!