Your last week has probably been filled with turkey sandwiches, turkey casseroles, leftover mashed potatoes, leftover stuffing, turkey in pasta, more turkey sandwiches and…you get the point. Like holiday guests who have overstayed their welcome, it’s time for that bird to fly the coop.
Leftovers are lovely, but by now, we’re guessing another turkey sandwich is the very last thing you’d like to eat. So, we’ve prepared this handy list of alternative options for you that get just about as far away from turkey-like fare as possible!
Consider these Thanksgiving-recovery options:
• Indian Food – The closest turkey gets to Indian food is actually the nation of Turkey. Don’t worry, the odds are pretty good you won’t be finding any of that familiar bird amidst this delicious assortment of curries, samosas, and lamb dishes.
• Sushi – You want to be free of the bird, so hit the water! The flavorful soy sauce, ginger and wasabi accompaniments will surely rid you of any remaining turkey taste, while the texture and temperature of sushi could not be more different from the warm mashed potatoes, turkey and stuffing with which you’ve been stuffing yourself all weekend.
• Vietnamese – This light cuisine is flavored with spices like lemongrass, mint and coriander, and can be a refreshing change from Thanksgiving fare. Rice and noodle dishes with fish, pork, beef and chicken will have you feeling like you’re back on track to a healthy lifestyle after all the heavy holiday fare.
• Mexican – I can’t leave this out. Tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos…they might not exactly be light fare, but you won’t find any salsa or black beans on a Thanksgiving table! Top it off by washing any lingering holiday stress away with a margarita, and you’ll be ready for Thanksgiving to come around again next year before you know it!
Use Restaurant.com to find a restaurant with one of these cuisines near you! Just enter your zip code then use the options on the left to sort by cuisine.
Tell us, what is the first non-turkey meal you crave after Thanksgiving?