Slow Cooker Leftover Turkey and Gravy

This is an easy one to throw in the slow cooker the morning after Thanksgiving. It can be served over many things, depending on your diet goals. Try it on spaghetti squash, baked sweet potato, paleo biscuits, or brown rice.

Ingredients

leftover turkey in bite size pieces

1 or 2 cans of turkey gravy, depending on how much turkey is being used.

  1. Put turkey in the slow cooker crock, and cover with the gravy.
  2. Cover and cook on low for dinner, or high for lunch.

Tips

  • Buy gravy when on sale, preferably with a coupon for the best savings.

Serving Suggestions

Shannon

Spice Profile: Nutmeg

Nutmeg is a wonderful spice used throughout the year, but especially during the autumn and winter months. It is great for use in pies, cakes, puddings, ciders, and more, giving a sweet taste and aroma.

Nutmeg aids in

(use in small amounts, AFTER consulting a doctor)

  • Flatulence
  • Digestion
  • Vomiting
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Detoxifying the body
  • Brain stimulation

Note: Consult a doctor if you are being treated for any illnesses before using any type of food for its’ health benefits.

WARNING: Too much nutmeg is NOT a good thing, as it contains a poison that is dangerous if consumed in large amounts. It is considered a psychoactive food.

Nutmeg is nutritious, containing such nutrients as

  • Zinc
  • Iron
  • Vitamins A, C
  • Fiber
  • Potassium

Here are some great recipes that use nutmeg

Shannon

 

Popcorn Treats

These are simple for children to make, and will be great as a treat or a snack. This recipe is great for autumn days and/or Halloween.

Popcorn Treats

4 cups popcorn

1 1/2 cups candy corn or candy pumpkins

1 cup autumn colored M&M’s

1 cup dried fruit

  1. Mix everything together in a large bowl.

Shannon

Candy Corn Trail Mix

Children can make these easily. They make great lunch-box add-ins, good trick-or-treat gift to hand out to the children you know, or even great place markers for guests at a Thanksgiving table.

Candy Corn Trail Mix

1/2 cup candy corn

1 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup nuts, any kind

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

  1. 1 mix everything together in a large bowl.

Shannon

Note: I know the candy corn is not healthy, but I don’t think it is necessarily bad to treat yourself once-in-a-while. You just don’t want to make a habit of it.