3 Healthy Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

November 28, 2014, 12:00AM PT in Fitnovatives Blog  |  

thanksgiving turkey

Thanksgiving—a day we typically associate with over-indulgence in rich foods—is often followed by a day of regret. This year, transform those traditional heavier foods into something light and healthy to help minimize the likelihood of adding extra holiday pounds.

Traditional Dish: Roasted Turkey with Gravy
Next Day Transformation: Whole-wheat Turkey Scramble

whole-wheat turkey scramble

Traditional Dish: Cranberry Relish
Next Day Transformation: Festive Cranberry Smoothie

Cranberry Smoothie

Traditional Dish: Sweet Potato Casserole
Next Day Transformation: Sweet Potato Soup with Mixed Green Salad

Sweet potato soup

By Gina Crome
Gina M. Crome, M.S., M.P.H., R.D.

Gina Crome is a Registered Dietitian and ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach. She holds a dual Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology as well as a Masters in Public Health Nutrition from Loma Linda University whereby she received the Selma Andrews Award for Excellence and Professionalism. Over the past 20 years, Gina’s mission has focused on guiding individuals towards gaining a better quality of life. She has previously struggled with her own weight issues and has since lost a total of 172 pounds, driving her passion home to promote healthier lifestyles. Gina is available for media interviews and community appearances and she is the author of various online nutrition and fitness columns.

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