Healthy Makeovers for Your Holiday Leftovers
What are you going to do with the insane amount of delicious, calorie-bomb holiday leftovers sitting in your fridge? Eat them, of course -- but only after giving each dish one of these easy, healthy upgrades
Leftover mashed potatoes make the perfect batter for the next morning's pancakes. Henderiks says to mix two cups of mashed potatoes with an egg, a handful of spinach, tomatoes and shredded low-fat feta or cheddar cheese. Once you've mixed the ingredients (which will be more of a dough consistency), use your hands to form the batter into pancakes and fry on a griddle for about five minutes on each side.
Dubost says spinach is a great add-in since it's one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat. "Spinach is loaded with iron, vitamins B and C and calcium," she says. "And the cooked tomatoes give you a good dose of lycopene, an antioxidant that helps fend off disease."
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