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Ways to Make Healthy Holiday Leftovers

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Leftovers are arguably one of the tastiest parts of the holidays, but how many turkey sandwiches can you possibly eat? Use your leftovers as an opportunity to get creative in the kitchen. Here are three ways to enjoy your favorite holiday staples after the festivities.

Stuffed Bell Peppers

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Want to enjoy stuffing without feeling, well, stuffed? Hollow out some bell peppers, fill them with stuffing and some of your leftover veggies, and roast them in the oven.

Brussels Sprouts Power Salad

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Cook up protein-rich quinoa and mix with chopped Brussels sprouts, dried cranberries and pecans. This dish works as a healthy side or a tasty meal all on its own.

Turkey Mashups

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Mix shredded turkey with mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables and form into balls to fit into muffin-tin cups. Place in a preheated oven (about 350⁰ F) for about 15-20 minutes. Now, you can continue to enjoy these comfort foods mixed together—with the bonus of built-in portion control.

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