Make your Christmas leftovers work for you and build muscle mass from Boxing Day and beyond.

Here are 3 tasty ways to use up your leftover ham, turkey, roast beef and whatever else is cluttering up your fridge for muscle gain.

Ham and Eggs


  • 2 slices ham off the bone, chopped
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 slices fresh bread, toasted
  • 2 tbs low fat milk
  • ¼ cup low fat grated cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  1. Heat pan with olive oil.
  2. Whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper.
  3. Pour egg mixture into pan. Drag set egg towards centre of pan, tilting pan so uncooked egg comes in contact with base. Cook for 1 minute then add ham and cheese and cook until creamy.
  4. Remove pan from heat and serve.

Roast Beef Wrap


  • 2 wholemeal wraps
  • 4 slices roast beef
  • Leftover salad and roast vegies (sliced)
  • 1 tbsp fruit chutney


  1. Spread mayo on wrap.
  2. Layer ingredients.
  3. Fold in ends and roll up to enclose the filling.
  4. Lightly toast in toastie machine.

Turkey and Ham Carbonara

Serves 4


  • 500g whole grain spaghetti or fettuccine
  • 2 cups shredded roast turkey
  • 2 slices ham of the bone, chopped
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • 3 eggs
  • 50g parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Lightly spray a frying pan with oil and bring to med heat.  Add ham and onion and cook until browned.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, garlic and parmesan. Add ham and onion, salt and pepper.
  3. Cook the pasta according to packet instructions and drain well. Add the hot pasta to the egg mixture and stir through for 1 minute so that the hot pasta cooks the egg mixture.
  4. Stir through the turkey and parsley.
  5. Serve.