I love turkey leftovers just about as much as I love turkey. In fact, I always make a bigger turkey than we need, just so I will be guaranteed leftovers. Hey, turkey only happens a couple times a year in my world and I want to savor it! But, unfortunately this year, I had less leftovers than I planned. Then I finally figured out why I had less turkey this Thanksgiving. I had bought a stuffed turkey because it was the best deal I could find, but I did not factor in the weight of the stuffing. Doh! Who knew stuffing weighed that much?! Thankfully I still managed to get enough turkey leftovers to make this AMAZING Healthy Turkey Wrap (you only need a couple of cups of turkey.)
It's not only delicious, it's healthy and it's Weight Watchers friendly @ only 5 WW points on my plan. It's perfect for using up your leftovers post Thanksgiving, but it's a great for dinner on busy weeknights any time of the year. You can even pack it along in the lunchbox for a healthy lunch.
Leftover turkey sandwiches are always popular after big turkey dinners like Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. And since we just had our Canadian Thanksgiving celebration, I am sharing this easy leftover turkey recipe!
This healthy turkey wrap was inspired by my Leftover Turkey Enchiladas on this site. But I love these leftover turkey wraps because they are what I consider a dinner wrap. They are served warm and loaded with vegetables like red pepper, bean sprouts, snow peas, green onions, carrots and cilantro.
Leftover Thanksgiving sandwiches can almost be as fattening as the meal itself, but this one is a really light and healthy turkey wrap and a great way to use up your leftover turkey in the form of a healthy dinner. Who wants a heavy or high calorie meal after an indulgent turkey dinner? Not me. If you are looking for healthy choices, this turkey wrap is a great option!
For this Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich you'll need:
- soy sauce
- lime juice
- liquid honey
- fresh ginger
- olive oil
- sesame seeds
- leftover turkey
- flour tortillas
- bean sprouts
- snow peas
- red pepper
- cilantro (fresh)
- green onion
*see recipe card for quantities.
This healthy turkey wrap is easy to make with leftover turkey, sauteed vegetables and fresh vegetables! To assemble:
- Place tortilla on cutting board and add ⅛ of the hot turkey/veggie mix. Then add ⅛ of the carrots and cilantro.
- Fold the sides over.
- Then fold the bottom up. ,
- Then roll up to the top. *See video how to fold a wrap
*see recipe card for full instructions
And if you're wondering how to fold a wrap tortilla then watch this video: How to make tortilla wraps!
📖Variations & Substitutions
- Spicy - add chili pepper flakes while cooking or sriracha sauce
- Panini press- throw it on the panini press if you want a grilled wrap
- Gluten-free - use gluten free tortillas
- Low carb- use low-carb tortillas
- Dairy-free - this recipe is naturally dairy-free
- Onion - you could use red onion instead of green onion
- Turkey - you can use deli turkey meat, white or dark meat (using dark turkey meat will increase the WW points) or ground turkey breast
For this recipe, you'll need a frying pan and a vegetable peeler and a grater. I recently bought a new left- handed vegetable peeler (affiliate links) that is actually for both left and right- handed folks, as both my kids are left-handed! I was tired of them not being able to help with peeling vegetables. It took me a long time to finally find a good one but I love it and so do they (except that they can't get away with not peeling anymore) 🙂
🥗 Side dishes
This turkey wrap recipe pairs well with these sides:
- Tomato Soup
- Healthy Corn Chowder
- Red Lentil Spinach Soup
- Quick Cucumber Kimchi
- chopped vegetables (carrots and celery)
- garden salad
- Spinach Salad with Honey Lime Cilantro Dressing
These leftover turkey wraps are low fat and Weight Watchers friendly @ 5 WW points on my plan. You could use a lighter tortilla to bring down the points. Plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the ww app to see how many points it is on your plan.
If you want to cook the veggies in the sauce ahead, store those wet ingredients separately from the dry ingredients (tortillas) and grated carrots, in an airtight container in the fridge, and combine when ready. Good for 2-3 days.
These ingredients don't stand up well to freezing.
Don't put the wraps together too far in advance of serving them or they will get soggy. Ideally, you want to put them together and serve immediately (within 10- 15 minutes)
👪 Serving Size
This leftover turkey wrap recipe serves 8. However, you can half, double or even triple the recipe by clicking on the blue servings number in the recipe card. Then select the number of servings you would like and the ingredient amounts will adjust accordingly.
These healthy leftover turkey wraps make a great lunch or dinner. If you are looking for recipes for turkey wraps that the whole family will love, this is the one!
And if you love turkey wraps, try my Turkey Club Wrap!
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🦃 Healthy Turkey Wrap Recipe (with leftover turkey)
- 2 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 tbsp ketchup
- 4 teaspoon lime juice
- 4 teaspoon liquid honey
- 4 teaspoon ginger (fresh, grated)
- 2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 2 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoon sesame seeds
- 2 teaspoon cornstarch
- 2 cups leftover turkey, cut into thin strips
- 4 large (10 inch) tortillas
- 8 oz - package of bean sprouts
- 6 oz - package of snow peas - ends trimmed
- ½ cup carrots peeled and grated
- 1 red pepper, chopped into thin strips
- 4 tablespoon cilantro (fresh)
- 3 green onions, chopped
- Combine soy sauce, ketchup, honey, lime juice, ginger, garlic cornstarch, olive oil and sesame seeds in small bowl.
- Heat a large skillet over medium- high heat and add bean sprouts, peas and red pepper. Sautee for 5 minutes, then add turkey and sauce
- Cook for about 8-10 more minutes or until vegetables soften and sauce thickens.
- To Assemble: place tortilla on cutting board. Add ⅛ of the hot turkey mix, then add ⅛ of the carrots and cilantro. Fold the bottom up, then the sides, then roll up to the top. *see video how to fold a wrap
📋 More Holiday Leftover Recipes
- Leftover Turkey Enchiladas (WW friendly)
- Leftover Cranberry Sauce Coffee Cake (with Coffee Glaze)
- Cosmo Cranberry Aioli (WW friendly)
- Healthy Leftover Creamy Ham Pasta with Peas
- Pumpkin Biscotti (WW friendly)