"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
Butter, heavy cream, and bacon grease can make anything taste heavenly, and corn is no exception. But since this delicious combo also makes creamed corn a veritable fat bomb, with 11 grams of fat and 225 calories in the average serving, it's the most important leftover for you to make over. Henderiks suggests boiling chicken stock with egg whites, chicken, and roasted potatoes. Then, toss in a scoop or two of creamed corn, which will give the soup texture, she says. Not only are you diluting the amount of fat in the creamed corn by distributing it throughout the soup, but "anything you turn into soup is instantly healthier, because soup has a lot of water," says Dubost. "Research shows that fluids help satiate feelings of hunger."
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