"Make Over My Thanksgiving Leftovers!"
What are you going to do with the insane amount of delicious, calorie-bomb Thanksgiving leftovers sitting in your fridge? Eat them, of course -- but only after giving each dish one of these easy, healthy upgrades
Despite our resolve to not overeat at the Thanksgiving table each year, all willpower (and Weight-Watcher-point obsession) goes out the window when faced with some of the best reasons to be an American: mashed potatoes, turkey, and pumpkin pie. Who can blame us for stuffing our faces like it's our last meal?
See the 8 ideas to make over your Thanksgiving leftovers now.
Of course, indulging in one massive dinner a year isn't going to do too much damage to your diet. However, those inevitable Thanksgiving leftovers are another story. And while it's tempting to eat your way through the contents of your fridge until the last scrap of stuffing is gone, we've decided to try something different this year.
In an effort to be a bit more health-conscious the day after shamelessly gorging, we asked culinary nutritionist Diane Henderiks, RD, regular on-air contributor for ABC's Good Morning America Health, to show us how to give those decadent Thanksgiving leftovers a healthy upgrade.
And to really ease our guilt-ridden, calorie-counting hearts, we subjected all of these recipe suggestions to the scrutiny of registered dietician Joy Dubost, PhD, a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. She weighs in on the nutritional value of these Thanksgiving leftover makeovers and gives you the real deal on their health factor. So go ahead -- chow down guilt-free.
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