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Creative Uses for Christmas Leftovers

Christmas is right around the corner, and with it comes an abundance of delicious dishes. Do you ever find yourself wondering what to do with all the leftovers? Instead of eating the same thing for several days or tossing out your leftovers try turning them into something new. Here are some easy and creative ways to turn your Christmas dinner into second-day dishes to avoid the monotony of holiday meals and prevent waste. After all, you spent hours to make that delicious feast!

178063644Turkey Wraps
Add Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato to your leftover turkey for a fast and easy wrap for lunch. Change it up by using different flavor wraps, such as spinach or red pepper, and add a little ranch dressing or spicy mustard for a twist.



147660431Grown Up Grilled Ham and Cheese
Turn one of your childhood favorites into an easy and tasty recipe using leftover ham from your Christmas feast. Give your adult taste buds a change by switching up the cheese, try Gouda, provolone or goat cheese.



177848127Twice Baked Mashed Potatoes
Simply add some sautéed onions and green peppers to your mashed potatoes, place in a baking dish, sprinkle cheese on top and bake until cheese is melted for a revived and tasty twist!



146070430Bread Pudding
If you have a lot of dinner rolls or bread leftover after your Christmas dinner, turn it into a sweet dessert by making bread pudding. You can also freeze it to enjoy at a later date.



497280057Eggnog French Toast
Just use eggnog instead of milk when making French Toast for a rich and yummy breakfast! This treat is sure to keep everyone in the holiday spirit.



OmeletteLeftover Vegetables
Did you find yourself with a bunch of veggies that you didn’t use for Christmas dinner? Save them for omelets! Just wash, slice and store them in a freezer-safe bag. This is a great way to whip up a delicious breakfast in a hurry.


CHI Health Food and Nutrition Services Team
CHI Health Food and Nutrition Services Team

These blogs are written by members of the CHI Health Nutrition Services team.

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