3 Ways to Use Christmas Leftovers in a Healthy Way

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When all of the presents are unwrapped and all the relatives have returned home, you’re left with a kitchen full of leftovers. Put them to good use with these no-fail ways to enjoy your holiday favorites in original, healthy recipes.

holiday leftovers1.Ham and Swiss Bread Pudding

Can’t eat another ham sandwich? Use your leftover smoked ham to add savory flavor to this casserole. And though the recipe calls for Hawaiian bread rolls, you can use French bread or any slightly sweet bread to bring out the salty ham or nutty cheese flavors.

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2. Potato Cake
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Just take your mashed potatoes from your Christmas feast and add onion, pepper, and matzo meal to create a versatile patty that will complement meat and veggies. For 80 calories per cake, you won’t feel guilty devouring them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Get the recipe here.

holiday leftovers3. Portobello Mushrooms with Mediterranean Dressing
Portobello mushrooms have a slightly savory flavor that blends with cornbread, onions, sausage, or other common stuffing ingredients. So put your leftover stuffing to use in this easy appetizer. However, at 35 calories, portobello mushrooms provide a light base, just in case your stuffing is less than diet friendly.

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