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4 Healthier Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

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FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

This year has come and gone and we have already arrived at the “SuperBowl” of cooking – Thanksgiving.

Many people have a lot of angst around this time of year because we while we want to enjoy our favorite, family indulgent recipes, we don’t want our enjoyment to totally derail our healthy eating efforts.

But you don’t have to! It’s fine to enjoy and then get right back on track!

Here are 5 easy ideas to help you salvage SOME of your Thanksgiving food so you can reduce food waste.

Calories and macronutrients will need to be calculated by you.  Since recipes for foods will vary by household, I just want to share some ideas that may help you take some of the food and re-package it in a much more calorie-conscious way.

I got all of the ingredients from my local Kroger grocery store so the additional items you will need for the recipes should be easy to find.

WATCH THE VIDEO for context and to answer any recipe preparation questions.

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MASHED POTATO WAFFLE

Ingredients

Leftover ingredient: Mashed Potatoes

Extra Ingredients needed:

  • egg (or egg white)
  • green onion
  • reduced fat cheddar (optional)
  • spray coconut or olive oil
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EGG WHITE FRITTATA

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Leftover ingredient: Stuffing

Extra Ingredients needed:

  • minced garlic
  • diced onion
  • egg whites
  • reduced fat mozzarella
  • leftover kale
  • leftover red bell pepper
  • spray olive oil or coconut oil

 

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SWEET POTATO SALMON CAKE

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Leftover ingredient: Sweet Potato Pie (or mashed sweet potatoes)

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NO-MAYO CURRY TURKEY SALAD

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Leftover ingredient: Turkey

Extra Ingredients needed:

  • avocado
  • curry
  • fresh tarragon
  • fresh rosemary (small amount)
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
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About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.