Don’t Throw That Out: Thanksgiving Edition
Cut down on waste and whip up some delicious creations (win-win!). Turn common Thanksgiving leftovers into these unexpected goodies.
Regular and sweet potatoes can be morphed into flavorful and satisfying sides like hash browns and potato cakes.
Sweet Potato Hash Browns with Green Onion Vinaigrette (pictured above)
Don’t toss leftover biscuits, rolls and cornbread. A quick whirl in the food processor and you'll have the best breadcrumbs ever. Use them to add flavor and crunch to roasted vegetables, or make your own seasoned version to bread fish and poultry.
Instead of a sweetener, use a few spoonfuls of prepared cranberry sauce in a smoothie. Also try incorporating leftover fresh (or frozen) cranberries into salad dressings and dipping sauces.
Make a festive post-holiday breakfast or a spicy soup for lunch later in the week by using canned pumpkin puree.
Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition.