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5 Healthy Leftover Turkey Recipes

The ultimate post-Thanksgiving leftover creation! While we love the endless days of Thanksgiving leftovers (and no extra cooking!), we can easily get tired of eating turkey and grandma’s collard greens over and over. BurgerFit CEO, Alane Boyd developed the perfect solution: turkey patties! Use up your leftover turkey and veggies and transform them into new creations that the whole family will enjoy! Trade your normal boring post-Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches for these 5 Healthy Leftover Turkey Patty Recipes, you won’t regret it! 

All these recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free, Whole30, and paleo. They are perfect for kids and picky eaters as the veggies blend seamlessly into the turkey. They won’t even realize they are eating the veggies they turned down on Thanksgiving day!  You can serve these turkey patties as is with another side, or try serving as you would a burger, in a wrap or pita pocket, or even on a sandwich! Alane loves eating hers with goat cheese and beet kraut. Easily freeze any extras for a quick weekday dinner or lunch. They also make for a delicious and easy breakfast (fry up on egg to put on top!). We hope you love these recipes, and if you do, please leave us a review and follow us on Instagram for more easy, picky-eater-friendly recipes!

I love taking my turkey burgers to the next level! -Alane

Butternut Squash & Bacon Turkey Patties

Collard Green Turkey Patties

Carrot Turkey Patties

Cranberry & Butternut Squash Turkey Patties

Brussels Sprouts Turkey Patties

Whatever your plans for Thanksgiving this year, we have your leftover meals covered! Tag us on Instagram if you make one of these recipes and let us know how they turned out!

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Meet our Founder & Koops'

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Alane Boyd

Host of BurgerFit Fridays

Alane has kept her 40 lb weight loss off since 2013, and created BurgerFit and Cooking with My Friends as a way to get her family eating better. Her health journey started in 2012 after being diagnosed with high blood pressure and obesity. Frustrated and determined, Alane decided to make small, sustainable changes in her diet so that it would be maintainable for a lifetime. Now Alane maintains a healthy weight range and has incorporated quick and easy recipes that keep her picky family members eating better!

About BurgerFit

BurgerFit helps make eating veggies fun and delicious for your pickiest of eaters! Our new take on an old classic combines veggies into delicious meat burgers, transforming them into healthy meals that everyone from 2 to 82 years old can enjoy. Each recipe has been tested with kids of all ages, both young and the grown ones. You’ll have them eating beets (and loving it) before they know it!

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What They’re Saying

Not your typical burger with fries! I grew up just eating burgers with cheese, ketchup, and mustard alongside some fries...This burger offers more nutritional value while still being delicious to eat with the condiments that I love. A side dish of rosemary potatoes in place of fried french fries made it even better. This dish was a nice change from the average burger and had great flavor.


BurgerFit is a valuable resource to have at my office when talking about improving eating habits with my patients. It shows them that making healthier choices doesn’t mean giving up food that they know and love, and it helps them make the transition toward seeing food as a joyful part of self care, rather than something to feel guilty about.


Wait, these are healthy? If I had known, I wouldn't have eaten them...But they are good, so just don't tell me next time.


Trust me when I tell you these burgers are amazing!
I have had the wonderful opportunity to have them, and oh boy! My five-year-old even loved them. This is not your sneaky cook of the nineties, these are burgers your family will love. I cannot wait for the cookbook to come out so we can incorporate these into our weekly family meals.

Alane Boyd

Alane is the co-founder of BGBO Co, a business consulting company that helps business owners achieve their biggest goal and overcome their biggest obstacle. She is also the creator of BurgerFit and the host of Cooking with My Friends. Both were started to inspire people to eat healthier.

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