Post-Thanksgiving cleanup can be a bit chaotic. Here’s how to organize Thanksgiving leftovers and what to do with them! This post has been sponsored by SC Johnson makers of the Ziploc® brand. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
The most epic meal of the year has come and gone! It was fun and delicious, but now what? Today we’re sharing our favorite tips and ideas for organizing Thanksgiving leftovers, from what containers to use (hello, holiday-themed Ziploc® brand containers!) to how to cut the meat for healthy recipes. This post is the ultimate Thanksgiving leftovers guide!
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3 Ideas For Organizing Thanksgiving Leftovers
1.) Prepped lunches for the week ahead
Organizing leftovers is great, but having them prepped and transformed into new recipes for the week ahead is even better! Here are some of our favorite recipes using Thanksgiving leftovers:
- Turkey Chili – Mix shredded turkey, a variation of beans, broth, cream of chicken, and spices together and cook. Perfect for a delicious, hearty recipe!
- Veggie Soup – Broth and leftover vegetables mixed with seasonings of choice. Easy and delicious!
- Turkey Noodle Soup – this easy recipe is great for leftover turkey and veggies!
- Thanksgiving Burritos – use leftover turkey, stuffing, and/or mashed potatoes combined with eggs and spices for a yummy meal!
We love storing these recipes in Ziploc® brand Holiday Printed Bags for easy refrigeration and freezing with a festive feel!
2.) Store ingredients in stackable containers for other recipes
Not quite ready to meal prep for the week (or have other recipes in mind)? No problem! Store ingredients in stackable containers so that they’re easy to see in the refrigerator.
By using the Ziploc® brand Holiday Printed Twist ‘N Loc Containers, portions can also be kept the right size for recipes and portion-controlled meals – and they’re leakproof for less messes this season!
3.) Plan for a leftovers night with holiday themed containers
Get the family together for a fun, holiday themed leftovers night at the dinner table! Set the table, use festive decor, and serve the yummy leftovers in fun holiday inspired containers.
We’re loving Ziploc® brand Press n Seal Storage Containers for a fun leftovers night! We’re also loving that the containers and bags can be used to gift leftovers to your guests as well as reused by washing and storing. So perfect for the holiday season!
What are your favorite ways to use organize and repurpose Thanksgiving leftovers? Let us know in the comments below!