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Easy & Healthy Holiday Leftover Recipes by Larissa

by Larissa, posted to Food & Drink

If you are lucky enough to have leftovers after the holiday season, here are some simple and healthy Thanksgiving and Christmas leftover recipes I've handpicked from around the web.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Ham and Garlic

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Another low-carb and yummy dish!!

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Crispy Turkey Tostadas

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This one's a no-brainer, easy to make and tasty. I'll probably use soft tacos to keep it healthy.

Claudia: This is a great idea! I will have to try it out this year :)

Larissa: Great idea, you can make them for the post-holiday office potluck ;).

Dvr Dame: Oh that looks so good! Makes me want to skip turkey dinner and eat this instead.

Larissa: Totally, I'd rather skip the turkey (shhhh, don't tell my bro who's been brining and prepping his legendary turkey) for these tostadas or the banh mi below.

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Pumpkin Bread Truffles

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Turn your leftover pumpkin bread into delicious little candy coated morsels! These also freeze beautifully!

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Martha Stewart's Turkey Banh Mi

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I love me some banh mi and SRIRACHA! This is so much better than the boring leftover turkey with cranberry sandwich.

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The Legendary Hot Brown

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This legendary sandwich originates from the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. It sounds sinful and delicious, and comes highly recommended by tikitoker on Reddit, their family makes it every year (thank you!!).

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Jamie Oliver's Beautiful Leftover Bruschetta

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Jamie recommends topping with: leftover meat, shellfish or even simple anchovies – will be delicious. One of my favourite combos is leftover lamb, fresh mint and a splash of sherry vinegar… come on!

Krista: Saw Jamie on Anderson Cooper Thanksgiving special yesterday...this is great!

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Turkey Stroganoff

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Fawnda Camarillo: I want to make this.

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Sweet Potato & Saffron Egg Frittata by The Fresh Diet

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A great recipe to make with your Thanksgiving Leftovers, or anytime!

Krista: This sounds SO yummy!

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Thanksgiving Leftover Shepherd's Pie

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Assemble this as you put away your leftovers!

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As a FRIENDS fanatic, I have to suggest this!

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Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes

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A quick and delicious way to give your mashed potatoes a new life!

Eden Godsoe: This one is great - we had so much leftover mashed potatoes this year.

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