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.


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.


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

Serving Suggestions


Spice Profile: Ginger

This herb is a perennial from the sub/tropics, used in creating different types of recipes. Some perfumes are made using ginger, as are medications and different types of condiments. It’s often used in Asian cuisine.

Ginger helps with ailments such as

  • Motion sickness
  • Dizziness
  • Morning sickness
  • Arthritis

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

Ginger has nutrients that help a person stay healthy including

  • Potassium
  • Vitamin B6
  • Magnesium

There are many foods that can be made with ginger

  • Candied ginger
  • Smoothies
  • Teas



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



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.


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.


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.