Healthy Makeovers for Your 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
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 cup of low-fat Greek yogurt, a tablespoon of flaxseed, a handful of your favorite fruits (Henderiks likes concord grapes), and a dash of low-fat milk and apple cider.
"Between the antioxidants from the yams, omega-3s from the flaxseed and vitamin D from the skim milk, this is a pretty healthy smoothie," says Dubost. For extra, seasonal flavor, Dubost says to sprinkle in some cinnamon and nutmeg, which will also boost the antioxidant content.
SEE NEXT PAGE: Leftover: Creamed Corn