Healthy ways to enjoy Thanksgiving leftovers
One heavy holiday meal won't wreck your diet (and may actually help you stay on track in the long run by preventing you from feeling deprived). But it's the days right after an indulgent meal like Thanksgiving that can be the issue for a lot of people, thanks to keeping the dinner party going with leftovers of rich foods they'd usually limit.
Sure, it can be hard to say "no thanks" to well-meaning family members when they start piling a to-go container high with stuff you'd rather keep to a minimum in your day-to-day. There's also the fact that many of us hate wasting food and may feel guilty for throwing stuff out. Fear not! Creative repurposing of leftovers can help you avoid going overboard. Here are some of the healthy hacks I share with my nutrition clients to help them get back on track over the holiday weekend, while still enjoying all that Thanksgiving deliciousness.