The day after Thanksgiving is exclusively reserved for Black Friday shopping and gorging on delicious meals brimming with leftovers. While we're certainly not above replating the essentials and relieving the best meal of the year, we're all about reimagining these classic Thanksgiving dishes in healthy and simplistic ways (especially if it involves a crockpot and manages to offer some detoxifying health benefits).
When browsing through Pinterest, we hit the triple jackpot with Jar of Lemon's recipe for Slow Cooker Turkey Noodle Soup. Creator Christine calls it the "perfect post-Thanksgiving detox soup," and admits that it requires basically zero effort (who wants to spend all day in the kitchen after Thanksgiving, anyway?). Find her detoxifying crockpot leftovers recipe below:
2 stalks celery
1 lb. baby carrots
4 small zucchini
1/4 cup onion (diced)
7 cups broth
2 tsp. crushed garlic
3 cups shredded leftover turkey
8 oz. wide egg noodles
Chop the celery, baby carrots, and zucchini into small pieces. Dice the onions (or purchase diced). Place in slow cooker.
Add the broth and crushed garlic.
Set on high for 2.5 hours.
When there are about 15 minutes left, add the leftover turkey and wide egg noodles. Continue cooking.
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