New Ideas for Thanksgiving Leftovers

Reinvent your usual Thanksgiving leftover fare with these tasty ideas. A great way to keep it healthy after a day of indulgence! See Daily Recommendations for a Healthy, Balanced Diet

Tip: Eating small, frequent meals (including snacks) is important so adjust your calorie intake by increasing or decreasing your portion sizes at your main meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner).

Things to Remember …
Make Half Your Grains Whole
Vary Your Veggies
Focus on Fruits
Consume Calcium-Rich Foods
Go Lean with Protein
Weekly Menu Ideas: This Week's Menu. Fruits And Veggies More
Meal Ingredients Calories/Serving
Breakfast Cran-licious Smoothie, Spanish Omelet, Toast

1 serving Cran-licious Smoothie

1 serving Spanish Omelet

1 slice 100% whole wheat bread, toasted
2 teaspoons jam, sugar free
522 Calories
Lunch Raisin Waldorf Salad w/Tortilla, Broccoli Mandarin Orange Salad

1 serving Raisin Waldorf Salad
1 6-inch tortilla, whole wheat

1 serving Broccoli Mandarin Orange Salad

1 cup (8 oz) milk, nonfat
426 Calories
Dinner Turkey & Cranberry Stew, Apple-Cranberry Salad Toss, Dinner Roll

1 serving Turkey & Cranberry Stew

1 serving Apple-Cranberry Salad Toss

1 dinner roll, 100% whole wheat
1 teaspoon butter, unsalted

1 cup (8oz) milk, nonfat
542 Calories
Snack #1 1 serving Blueberry-Pineapple Parfait
2 cups (16oz) water
208 Calories
Snack #2 1 serving Peanut Hummus & Vegetables
2 cups (16oz) water
156 Calories
Snack #3 Ginger Poached Pear
1 cup (8oz) water
130 Calories

Weekly Menu Ideas: The Breakdown. Fruits And Veggies More

Total Calories: 1984    
% Fat: 20%
% Saturated Fat: 6%
% Carbohydrate: 65%
% Protein: 20%
Sodium: 2029 mg
Cholesterol: 275 mg
Fiber: 36 g
Vitamin A: 210%
Vitamin C: 339%
Calcium: 135%
Grains: 3 ½ ounces
Vegetables: 3 ¾ cups
Fruits: 4 ¾ cups
Milk: 3 cups
Meat and Beans: 7 ounces

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Weekly Menu Ideas: Daily Recommendations for a Healthy, Balanced Diet. Fruits And Veggies More

  • Protein: 10-35%
  • Carbohydrates: 45-65%
  • Fats: 20-35%
  • Saturated fat: <10% of calories
  • Total fat: <35% of calories (unless naturally occurring)
  • Cholesterol: <300 mg
  • Sodium: <2,300 mg*
  • Fiber: 28g/2,000 calories
  • Water: 64 oz/day

*Further reduce intake of sodium to 1,500 mg among persons who are 51 or older and those of any age who are African American or have hypertension, diabetes, or chronic kidney disease.

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