"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
Leftover: Candied yamsMakeover: Candied yams smoothie
Any vegetable that can be "candied" is always a hit at the holiday dinner table. But, not surprisingly, it's also going to need a healthy upgrade if you plan on plowing through what doesn't get polished off on Thanksgiving day. First off, says Henderiks, scrape off the marshmallow topping. Then toss the following into your blender: a cup of yams; a tablespoon of flaxseed; a cup of low-fat Greek yogurt; a dash of low-fat milk (either skim or one percent); a dash of apple cider; and a handful of your favorite fruits (Henderiks likes concord grapes).
"Between the antioxidants from the yams, omega-3s from the flaxseed, and vitamin D from your skim milk, this is a pretty healthy smoothie," says Dubost.
For extra flavor, sprinkle in some cinnamon and nutmeg, which will help boost the antioxidant content you get from the yams and give a pumpkin pie-like flavor, says Dubost.
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