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
Toss your leftover vegetables and shredded turkey meat into a big soup pot and add diced tomatoes and kidney beans. For the liquids, add a dark beer (like a Guinness), which "gives you B vitamins as well as fiber-rich beta-glucan," says Dubost. You actually get more nutrition from Guinness than you do from chicken broth, she says. Plus, the kidney beans are a good source of protein, B vitamins, iron and manganese -- with zero fat. Add in some spices like chili powder, cumin and ground red pepper to taste, and let it boil on medium heat for 45 minutes.
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