Eye Healthy Leftover Turkey Sandwich

What is more important than your Thanksgiving meal? Deciding what to do with your leftovers! Everyone always makes way to much food, and we are always left with bits and pieces of Thanksgiving that we happily eat days later. I truly think that one of my most favorite parts of Thanksgiving is trying to figure out what we can do to reuse all of our delicious bits and pieces.

I think one of the best ways to use your leftovers, especially when it comes to the remaining turkey, is a delicious sandwich. Turkey is also an awesome protein to use to keep your vision sharp and your eyes healthy. Turkey is full of vitamin B that will help your eyes from becoming dry, which can lead to other eye-related degeneration. Turkey is also full of calcium and zinc, which is also beneficial to your eye’s health because it helps the muscles in your eye from becoming damaged or otherwise unhealthy.

Now that we know how healthy turkey is for our eyes we can rest assured that our sandwich is definitely heading in the right direction. By adding other eye healthy ingredients to our sandwich, our eyes are going to be extremely well looked after as well as our stomachs because it is only getting tastier from here. With the addition of eye healthy greens like arugula, crisp green tart apples, nutrient rich almonds and tangy bleu cheese our sandwich is on the way to being tastier that Thanksgiving dinner itself. We can even use our delicious cranberry sauce and turn it into a delicious topping for your sandwich or a cranberry aioli to ensure that you sandwich is not dry. The possibilities are endless, and our eyes are going to be so happy and able to see our beautiful sandwich!


Eye Healthy Leftover Turkey Sandwich

Sandwich Ingredients

  • Lean white meat turkey leftovers
  • Whole grain bread, lightly toasted
  • Arugula
  • Sliced almonds
  • Gorgonzola cheese
  • Granny Smith apple, sliced

Cranberry Aioli

  • ¼ Cup Cranberry Sauce
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Make the aioli by cracking eggs into large bowl, add lemon juice and salt and pepper. Whisk together vigorously, and slowly add oil until aioli is thick and creamy. Add cranberry sauce/relish and season to taste. Can keep in fridge for one week.
  2. Toast bread
  3. Warm turkey slightly, and assemble sandwich with apples, arugula, almonds and cheese
  4. Serve aioli on the side for dipping