Turn Thanksgiving Leftovers Into Healthy Snacks

Tis the season to be healthy right? Well… somewhat healthy. I cooked up a sugar-free cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving and my family didn’t even taste the difference. I researched different recipes and found the perfect flavorful dish on dietdoctor.com. Do you find yourself always cooking too much during the holiday season? Or trying to turn the leftovers into new dishes but in actuality you’re just eating the same plate from 4 days ago? I used cranberry sauce, a well known holiday side dish, and spiced it up into a few healthy snacks. I’m no chef so please don’t judge me on my cooking techniques or presentation 🙂

Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce dietdoctor.com
Ingredients
1 lb frozen cranberries (1 cup = 12g of carbs)
1 cup unsweetened apple sauce (1 cup = 26g of carbs)
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (1tsp = 1g of carbs)
½ teaspoon vanilla extract (1 tsp = 0.5g of carbs)

Instructions
Put spices, berries and unsweetened apple sauce in a pan.
Bring to a boil.
Lower the heat and let simmer for 5 minutes. Serve with turkey and stuffing.
Cranberry Sauce and Greek Yogurt Popsicles shelikesfood.com

Ingredients
2 cups cranberry sauce
2 tablespoons maple syrup or sweetener of your choice (1 tsp = 1g of carbs)
1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt, non-fat (1 cup = 9g of carbs)

Instructions
Add all of the ingredients into a food processor and process combined.
Spoon cranberry mixture into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 4 hours.
Run popsicle molds under host water for a few seconds to loosen them up.

**Gluten Free
Turkey & Cranberry Quesadillas littledairyontheprairie.com

Ingredients
2 flour tortillas (1 tortilla = 13g of carbs + 9g of dietary fiber = 4g net carbs)
1/2 to 1 cup shredded cheese (1 cup = 4g of carbs)
1 cup shredded turkey (0g of carbs)
1/4 cranberry sauce
1 tablespoon butter (1tbsp = 0g of carbs)

Instructions
Butter skillet over medium heat
Sprinkle grated cheese all over one side of a tortilla.
Add turkey.
Then add another layer of cheese.
Next spread cranberry sauce over those layers.
Put the other gorilla on top of the whole thing.
Let fry golden brown. Flip over and let the either side get golden brown.
Remove quesadilla to a cutting board. Allow to rest for a minute or two.
Cut into wedges.

My favorite snack was the turkey and cranberry quesadillas. They were
quick and easy to make and tasted amazing! It’s hard to believe these
tasty recipes take less than 10 minutes to make…. Now
that’s my kind of cooking! How do you revamp your Thanksgiving
leftovers?

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