Got turkey? Here's a yummy soup to make in your slow cooker

Leftovers combined with broth and fresh spinach maybe become a post-holiday favorite

Published On: Nov 16 2012 08:59:45 AM EST
Detroit -

After a hefty Thanksgiving Day meal, a nice, nourishing bowl of soup sounds pretty appealing.  Tina Miller, Meijer's Healthy Living Advisor shares one of her favorite recipes using leftover turkey.


Spinach, Turkey, and Wild Rice Soup


MAKES: 6 servings
SERVING SIZE: 1 1/2 cup

3 cups water
1 (14 oz.) can Meijer reduced-sodium chicken broth - $0.89
1 (10-3/4 oz.) can reduced-fat and reduced-sodium condensed cream of chicken soup - $1.33
2/3 cup uncooked wild rice, rinsed and drained - $1.05
1/2 tsp. McCormick™dried thyme, crushed - on hand
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper - on hand
3 cups chopped cooked turkey or chicken (about 1 pound) - $3.74
2 cups shredded fresh spinach - $1.25

1.    In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, combine the water, broth, cream of chicken soup, uncooked wild rice, thyme, and pepper.
2.    Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3-1/2 to 4 hours.
3.    To serve, stir in turkey or chicken and spinach. Makes 6 (1-1/2-cup) servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving: Calories 216; Fat 4m; Cholesterol 64mg; Carbohydrate 19g;  Fiber 2g; Protein 26g; Sodium 397mg

Diabetic Exchanges:  Vegetables: 1, Starch: 1, Very Lean Meat: 3, Fat: 1

Serve with: Fresh Apple Slices - $1.59

TOTAL COST:  $9.85