Disclaimer: Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. It’s a day dedicated to being grateful for all that you have in your life, expressed through food and merriment. Personally, Thanksgiving is a bit of a competition between my will to keep eating and the longterm strength of my waistband (lets be real, a real pro comes prepared to the turkey bowl with an all stretchy ensemble). This isn’t just another dinner party: it’s the coup de gras!The party isn’t over just because you’ve succumbed to a turkey coma (or worse… a third slice of pie). The aftermath of this beloved holiday can keep you fueled for the next few weeks if you pack the appropriate amount of tupperware. Take your “leftovers” games to a new level with these suggestions:
The Thanksgiving sandwich concept is one of those unofficial American traditions. Days after Thanksgiving, families across the country will still be eating roll-based flavor bundles of holiday cheer. Easily microwavable thanksgiving snacks year round, anyone? Try freezing some of your favorite leftovers to extend the festivities a little while longer.
One of the best ways to combat holiday exhaustion and strengthen your immune system is a steaming hot mug of nutrient-infused broth. Hold onto turkey bones, and any other scrap bits of vegetables, for a post-thanksgiving broth brew! Once you make your first batch, make sure to freeze individual size portions for a quick microwavable mug on the go! Bone broth has been shown to support the body’s natural detoxification, regulate blood sugar, and plays a big part in manufacturing the hormones responsible for your super strong immune system. The best part about it? Its so simple to make at home.
Make a Hash
A breakfast hash is the perfect dumping ground for leftovers and is an ingenious way to get more vegetables into your morning routine. Did your thanksgiving flock go hard in the mashed potatoes but left a staggering amount of yams and steamed greens for you to deal with? Well turn that burner on medium and get to sautéing, sister. Check out this breakfast bowl how-to that can easily incorporate Aunt Helga’s sweet potatoes and Uncle Mitch’s bean salad.
Do you have any fabulous thanksgiving leftover tips? Share them with us in the comment section!
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