Your Waistline Will Give You Thanks

Thanksgiving is the one day out of the year that we convince ourselves over-indulging in countless rounds of the holiday spread, becoming one with the couch and football game on TV and then posting pictures of the act on every social media site possible is acceptable. But it seems as though no matter how many helpings you and those twenty-five relatives dig into during time-outs or commercial breaks, a dent isn’t even made in the dishes. So, what are you to do with all of those leftovers without wasting food or putting your waistline and metabolism to the test? Below are a handful of recipes that allow you to enjoy the holiday feast days after- without feeling guilty.

Medical Daily’s webpage offers a new way to approach those turkey sandwiches… turkey and tomato paninis.

Women’s Health Magazine provides there’s no harm done in combining small portions of the leftovers with healthier items- like using stuffing instead of breadcrumbs with lean turkey or chicken for meatballs or meatloaf.

Leftovers for breakfast? The “Health” section in Boston Magazine explains how to make healthy cranberry oatmeal and sweet potato pancakes.

With these easy recipes, your refrigerator can be cleared without relying on an elastic-waistband wardrobe!


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