Instead of tossing those holiday leftovers to avoid more over-indulging, use them to your advantage. Here are some practical tips to help you reduce food waste and space out the calories.
Give It Away. If you hosted the holiday festivities, plan ahead, and have resealable plastic bags and food storage containers handy to send guests home with goodies. This works perfectly for cookies, candies, or other sweets.
Veg Out. Reduce portions of high-calorie favorites by adding fresh or frozen vegetables to creamy soups or leftover mashed potatoes.
Be Creative. Combine herbs and roasted root vegetables along with a pinch of low-fat cheese to make quesadillas, minis pizzas, or omelets.
These are just a few tips that can help you space out the calories of your tasty holiday feast! If you’re looking for more personalized tips to help you meet your health goals in 2021, explore the benefits of adding a registered dietitian to your healthcare team.