One day of gluttony isn’t a big deal. But if you chase it with three days of the same rich, calorie-dense leftovers, you risk undoing everything gained from weeks of moderation. However, if you integrate your holiday treats into healthier fare, you can empty out your fridge and still enjoy the long weekend without worrying about dieting later. The following recipes have been tailored to leftovers, from the bird to the cranberry sauce.
TURN LEFTOVER PUMPKIN PIE INTO A... CINNAMON PUMPKIN SMOOTHIE
1 cup pumpkin pie, crust removed
½ cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
6 tbsp 1% low-fat milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 ice cubes
1) Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Serve immediately.
Nutrition: 280 calories, 20g protein, 40g carbs, 2g fat